You've found the right job, sent off your 履歴書 (rirekisho, resume) and now it's time for the 面接 (mensetsu, interview). Having written about your proficiency in Japanese, the prospective employers want to sit down with you and put that claim to the test.

Job interviews are daunting enough prospects at the best of times, but when faced with questions in a foreign language, the situation can feel even more 怖い (kowai, scary).

While it's impossible to predict exactly what's going to be asked, in Japan many companies take a 定型的なアプローチ (teikeiteki na apurōchi, formulaic approach), making it easier to prepare.