i just found this thread. i am presently applying for the 2013 scholarship through embassy recommendation. i already got 2 LoAs from waseda and meiji and i already submitted them to the embassy. I am just waiting for the tentative confirmation of the embassy this coming december. after reading all your comments, i became a little nervous because i just found out that it's still possible to be dropped from the roster of potential scholars even though you were able to secure LoAs from the universities of your choice.
are there other people here applying for the 2013 scholarship?
I'm curious. For those who received letters of admission (not the LOA in august) from your universities, how long did it state your research? Am I the only one given 6 months???