"If you are curious, this year we received almost 5,000 applications and granted about 2,670 interviews in the U.S. We expect to accept about 1,400 candidates this year. As for the other statistics that you would like to know, you would have to get in touch with the main office in Tokyo. They are in charge of all the participants from all over the world. They have those statistics. We only handle the reviewing of the U.S. applications and the interviewing of the applicants from the Washington, D.C area. Good luck."
That's a grand total of 28 percent who actually make it all the way through. *gnaws nails*