it is quite confusing. there are a variety of different options we could do, but the one which seems the least risky and provides the most comfortable experiences is for Eriko and I to be legally married next August. i’ll have to apply for the fiance visa early next year and she’ll use it to enter the country after our honeymoon, which will follow our symbolic ceremony in Nagoya. if that is what we do, i hope it works out perfectly.