Does anyone happen to have experience/information related to interviewing with McKinsey Japan office (or any other office in non-English speaking countries?)
Their website only hinted that the interview will be in "English or Japanese", but it's unclear whether that's going to be assigned or if the candidate has a chance to choose. (Personally I can manage business-level Japanese conversations, but I'd feel way more comfortable doing the case interview in English …)
I originally assumed that interview in Japanese will be imposed. Yet when I attended the office's information webinar, one of the panelist mentioned something along the line of --“while working in the Office, it's possible to either leverage strong English skills and develop more Japanese skills, or the other way around”,--which made me wonder whether there can be any chance of flexibility in language during the interview stage.
I've been quite torn between focusing limited prep time on boosting Japanese language skills or working on actual cases/PEI--so I'd really appreciate it if you have any thoughts or suggestions!