The Board of Education sent me an email in the middle of the night (keeping forgetting about that 13 hour time difference). It was basically a welcome letter, but it also mentioned the importance of IRS Form 6166. In fact, the biggest paragraph was dedicated to that stupid form. They REALLY don't want me to pay Japanese income taxes....but I'm not complaining.
The email also mentioned that I should be receiving an official welcome letter from the prefecture, information on the details of the school where I will be working, my contract, and other documents.
This is all very exciting, but again, it's just a tease until that stuff actually comes in the mail.