Considering where you live, Japan will feel cold to you. The temperature around that time of the year hovers around the low fifties, and it's often just as cold inside as outside. American styles of clothing are common, but avoid dressing like a slouch. Also, bring plenty of thick, clean socks as you'll be asked to remove your shoes in almost any home, as well as a few businesses.
Japanese ATMs suck, so carry cash. Expect prices to be high. You may see things randomly written in English that make no sense because people there like English the same way Americans like Japanese... aka. They just think it looks cool and don't research what the hell it means.
Traditionally, like the majority of Asian nations, peanuts are treated in a savory way, and so if you enjoy peanut butter snacks you should bring them with you because they will not be available. Peanut Butter Cups are insanely popular, and as Vulcan mentioned, so is the cereal. Be sure to try Japanese candies, especially the Kit Kats, because they're all insane.
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