I don't think I've mentioned this, but I have a couple of cousins that travel a LOT, and they've been a huge help in giving me information regarding flying. For example, reminding me not to wear anything metal so I don't set off the alarm and have to be patted down, and when going through security I'll need to take off my shoes and anything from my pockets and put it into a box to go through security, and my laptop will have to come out to go in its own box. Since it's going to be hot both in Detroit and in Japan, I'm wearing flats, shorts and a T-shirt, basically.
On this topic, I received an email from one of the two escorts from JCMU on the Japan side explaining where and when we will meet (about an hour after the flight arrives) and explaining some of the things we'll need for the first night--bar soap, sandals/flip-flops/ inside shoes, a towel (and hand towel), and some other things I forgot. Well, about $300 converted of course, since they say we'll probably be spending a lot in the first week or two (probably meaning buying the essentials). Oh, and we may have to ship extra luggage, which is about $20 per piece, and the shuttle bus ride will be about $25-50, depending on the number of students. It's a two hour ride, by the way, so we'll be getting to campus by about 9 pm, probably later since we're only meeting at 7, not leaving. I think.
Well, that's it for now I guess. Besides, we have to go visit my grandparents one last time, so we need to be leaving soon.
You know, if I weren't so nervous right now, I think I'd be so excited to the point of being giddy! I just had a moment where I stopped worrying and that's what I felt, anyway.