When I arrive by plane at one of the Tokyo airports, what is the process of going through the border control?
Is it a standard one, as I have experienced it at other airports, meaning: Arrive at the border control counter, they look at my passport, take a my fingerprints+photo, maybe ask 1-2 questions and then I'm off? What is the likelihood that they can speak English to ask me stuff? I don't know any Japanese.
Or are there any out-of-the-ordinary things or questions that differ from other airports?
(Notice: I'm from the EU, and don't require a visa in advance to visit Japan. I also only flew domestically inside the EU so far, so I don't have experience with such processes and habits outside the EU.)
When I leave again Japan, do they take my fingerprints again, to make sure I have left? (My passport is non-biometric, so Japan border control won't be able as match the fingerprints they take from me with the fingerprints in my passport, to make sure it's me - which is, as I understand, the sole "official" reason fingerprints are stored in the passport. Since in my emergency passport there are no fingerprints stored, this is why, for purely logical reasons, it would make sense to fingerprint me again when I leave, to match them against the fingerprints when I entered, to make sure it is me who has left.)