Just up, the details on the Osaka marathon in English. It seems that you will be able to apply yourself online on Feb the 15th, the day after Valentines, so lovers get your applications in early. Starts at 10:00am Japan time.
We at "Samurai Running" will still be organising great reasonable accommodation, tours/sightseeing and get togethers. Let us know you're coming and we'll help plan a trip that you'll never forget. Really it's going to be a great event. Come on over!!