Welcome steveb to the board! Can't wait to hear about your new camera. I believe there is another person here who has one but he hasn't posted about it yet. Waiting is tough, I know.
How did you find your way here, if I might ask? I saw an ad on The Online Photographer....and very soon after being here purchased my E-P2.
Thanks Steve - what a coincidence that we both came here via the same ad.
Can't wait to see your photographs from Japan. Although I have yet to visit, I know several people there, and hope to have the chance to in the future.