a while ago i applied for the job of european cabin crew in japan airlines. i was quite surprised that i received an invitation for a selection day at heathrow airport (next week). the job starts with a 6 weeks training in london followed by a 7 weeks training in tokyo, including a crash course in japanese. in my cover letter i wrote that i already have some beginner's knowledge (thanks to jpod!).
i have no experience as a cabin crew member at all, and i wonder how it would be like to work for JAL. will keep you posted