There are some damn cheap flights to Japan right now, courtesy of Jetstar. Here are the details!
It's being offered under Jetstar's Return for Free sale, which is basically a flight to Tokyo or Osaka. You'll have to fly through Cairns first, and flights direct from there start from $289. If you're travelling from Melbourne or Sydney, you'll be looking at roughly $500 (once checked baggage is included).
You'll have to take a flight from between February and June, with the exact dates varying depending on each flight. You'll also be flying on Jetstar's Dreamliner aircraft, which aren't too bad - I flew the Dreamliner a couple of years ago on a solo holiday to Japan and it was fine, but make sure you bring some snacks and drinks on the plane.
A bunch of TAYbies are planning a trip to Japan, so this might be a perfect deal to jump on. And if you've been thinking about going to Japan, but haven't, now is as good a time as any.
Should you find yourself landing in Osaka or Narita any time soon, Brian's written a bunch of things you should know beforehand.