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How many characters do you know in Japanese?
They know I don't know any. I put on my application that I don't know a lick of Japanese, but still they asked. Fortunately I had prepared a handful of common Japanese phrases so I shared them instead. (Good morning, good afternoon, excuse me, I don't understand.) I ended by saying something like, "and the most important word of all, kōhī (coffee.)" Thankfully the Japanese woman laughed. My small attempt at Japanese phrases turned this spit fire interview into more of a conversation after that.
There was one member of my interview panel who seemed like he wanted to get me flustered. I learned afterwards that many interviewees have that experience. The question I was asked that got me the most flustered was "We see that you have a lot of teaching experience. Why do you think you would be qualified for the CIR position?"
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