I'm trying to find the cheapest flight I can from ROC, Rochester, New York, to one of the airports in Tokyo for a six week study abroad in Kobe. I'm wondering what the cheapest, OR easiest routes from one side of the earth to the other. What connections should I take? Where should I start looking? What prices should I expect? Would it be easier to fly through the US then directly to TYO, or through another country? I should be leaving at the first or second week of June and returning the end of July.
EDIT: I've been advised to clarify my question a bit. What I'm really interested in is ways to reduce the price of whatever I will have to pay, when is the best time of the fly, what sites should I look at to book with, what fees will I have to contend with, should I connect through a foreign country or try to go through the US only.