I just wrote such a long message only to get kicked off!!! Anyway, I'm Fuyuko. Sorry for posting so late!!
I joined the forum in 2010 when I first applied. I tried to access my account again a few months ago, but failed. For some reason, it worked today.
CONGRATS TO ALL THE SHORT LIST and ALT LIST candidates!!!! I'm on the short list too
For those who didn't make it, 諦めないで下さい！！！If it's your passion to teach in Japan and to have an amazing cultural experience, then please apply again!!!