Why do I not have an icon that exemplifies my sheer panic?
I'm still feeling very conflicted about it. It's the right time for me, but I've lived in Tokyo for the past SEVEN YEARS which is, quite frankly, three years longer than I have lived in one place my entire life. Right now, my main concern is trying to pack up and clean out. Holy... you will never feel more of an urge to give up all possessions and live like a monk than when you're attempting to move house halfway around the globe. I'll be chucking out a LOT of stuff, and it's slightly disturbing.
On the other hand, I rechecked the local garbage laws and it turns out that I have STILL be separating my garbage wrong... Shibuya has a rather, um, LOOSE definition of "burnable garbage", which basically includes anything that, if chucked into a high-pressure heat, will eventually light on fire. This includes heavy plastics and CDs. I... whatever. Just as long as you take my trash, Shibuya.