moving out and saving money for a trip to Japan, and i've graduated so all I need now is a job so I can actually make money again.
Ever thought about applying for the english teaching program (JET)? That is a cheap way to spend a lot of time in Japan.
iirc you need a degree for JET and it's overpopulated as hell, not worth the hassle for just a trip.
I think you don't really get paid that well either? Unless that's changed...