The Professor has been waiting for months to receive confirmation that he was, indeed, going to spend the next school year as a visiting scholar at Tokyo's Waseda University. The program is a joint appointment with the university here in New York where he works. For the past six months or so he was told as far as NY was concerned, he was going. We just needed the confirmation from Tokyo.
Finally, on June 18th, the much-anticipated email arrived telling him he is invited to come to Tokyo! Now we can start planning and preparing. I have been making a list of things that would need to be done to make it happen and now we get to begin the journey of planning for a 10-month stay in Tokyo.
We have about three months to make it all come to fruition. So far, this is what has been done:
Visa applications check IRS Tax Form so he doesn't get taxed twice check
Tokyo address confirmed check
US doctor wellness checkup scheduled check
Cute sandals ordered check
He needs to be in Tokyo Sept 15th. AFter waiting for months for the okay, it going to be a mad dash to get everything completed in time.