On my way to and from home I stopped at the Narita International Airport outside of Tokyo. They had some interesting things to buy there. My work travel agent was able to get me gluten free meals for all of my flights. Some meals were better than others, but when you're on a 12 hour flight you'll eat pretty much anything.
I had a 5 hour layover in Bangkok on my way back, which is the best place for a long layover. There are so many high end stores it looks like a mall and they even have a place where you can get massages $20 for 1 hour which I took advantage of.
During the flight I slept a few hours, read "The Lovely Bones," and watched the following movies:
- Whip It
- Love Happens
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
- The Informant!
- Where the Wild Things Are
- Zero Focus (Japanese, with English subtitles)