One of the great things about training is the opportunity to train in Japan with the Grand Master as well as many of his senior Shihan.
There is nothing secretive about training in Japan. it is as simple as buying a ticket, organising accomodation etc and heading over. (OK - maybe it helps if you know where the dojos are and what days / times that the training is on - but that part is easy).
Very soon I will be heading back over to Japan to train and several of my students will be coming along.
The importance for me in going to Japan to continue my studies is just that; so that I can continue my studies. Japan can put people out of their comfort zone which when it comes to training (in my opinion) is a good thing.
Enquire within the dojo for the details of the next scheduled trip to Japan.
More details to follow.