There's one very important thing to remember: If you're moving to Japan, you can't constantly ship stuff from the States. Although you're comfortable with a variety of brands, realize that people in Japan (and other industrialized nations) have comparable alternatives, if not identical. It's nice to bring some things--toothpaste, Advil, etc--but at some point they may run out and you'll have to make do. So I provide this list as mere suggestions at what to pack, and ask you to bear in mind Japan does have most things you need. You might just want to make settling in a tad more comfortable.