I am safely at the Narita Airport in Tokyo. It turns out that I didn't have to go through Hanaeda Airport and take the expensive shuttle over to Narita. Praise Allah for small mercies!
So far I have read a hundred pages of Vonnegut (the end of Slaughterhouse Five and beginning of Breakfast of Champions). The flight from Tokyo to Dallas is twelve hours or more, so I may finish BOC before arriving in Texas.
The highlight of the trip up to this point has been watching a small Japanese man do the Moon Walk on a luggage conveyor belt. I'm easy to entertain!