What’s all this then?

finnairI booked a return plane ticket to Japan today. If I’m to believe what the confirmation from Finnair says, I’ll be boarding a plane to Tōō exactly five months from now. My first trip to Japan, which was planned in 2008, was canceled because of various circumstances (which is a euphemism for me failing my second period exams), and to this day I have yet to see the promised land with my own eyes. But that’s all about to change, this Japanologist-that-has-never-been-to-Japan is about to lose his defining characteristic, and it’s about time.