Originally, I planned to stay away from the forums. But I thought it was a bit unfair and selfish since I got so much help in here. So here it goes:
Panel: I had three dudes/men(?) - a Japanese guy, a professor and a guy named John (sorry, that's all I got - maybe he was an ex-JET?)
Interview: We shook hands (yes!) and after I took a seat I was asked to do a 1 minute introduction. (I rambled a little, but hey, they laughed at my jokes)
The questions were incredibly basic: Why Japan, Why JET, Why teaching (yes, I got all that). The only questions that might prove to be my downfall was:
1) "Who is Japans Prime Minister?" (I know! I know! I just couldn't remember! My mind was going 'say the emperor's name! say the emperor's name!' - luckily my mouth was smarter than my head and I just said something like: "Hmmm.. I should have looked that one up shouldn't I?").
2) "What Japanese current affairs are you aware of?" I couldn't exactly say jackshiite, so I waffled something about the 2011 earthquake and something about SA's relations with Japan <- Definitely not my finest moment.
3) "What Japanese geography do you know?" (Odd way of putting the question) I more or less know where's where so that wasn't too bad.
The other questions were (not very application specific) related to isolation, classroom situations, my stunning good looks... joke! but there was a question about how I would assert my 'adultness' since I look so young, also my hobbies, culture etc.
I found them all to be incredibly friendly and awesome to talk with. The professor shared some stories about when he first started lecturing, we laughed a bit. Then paused and laughed again. I got lost looking for the toilet and when the Japanese guy found me wondering about we played "Where's the bathroom" laughed about that ... was there too much laughter going on?
I actually liked the security guard the best! He talked about other applicants and gave us the totals of the people that didn't pitch up and the totals of the applicants that were selected. Yep, we liked him much much.
Can't believe I spent so much time panicking about what I was going to wear though...
And I met Sean, Yumz, Tasneem (can I say her full name here?) and Nur!