I will be going to Japan for a year to study Japanese in Okazaki, which is near Nagoya. (360km southwest of Tokyo)
I applied to Yamasa back in December. They sent me an email saying that they had my Certificate of Eligibility on March 2nd, I wired them a bunch of money, and then got my CoE. I now have my Visa, plane tickets, dorm assignment, and everything I will need in Japan.