In case anyone is having reservations about using Rakuten's Global Express forwarding service, I signed up for it a couple weeks ago and already received my package! Crazy fast shipping and the sign up process is relatively simple. If you need any help with it, hit me up and I'll happily offer assistance, but it is pretty straight forward. The cost for packing and shipping was reasonable as well. It's much cheaper if you qualify for free shipping (minimum order shipped to your forwarding location), that way you only pay one shipping cost. Anyway, just thought I'd report on this. It took THREE DAYS to arrive at my door.