They'll be here when they are available. Had plenty of problems finding them in previous years, so this link is in my favourites!
There shouldve been a piece of paper in the bag you pick up at the expo that gives the password you'll need when they become available. Its usually the year (eg, "2014"), so dont worry if you threw it away with the other toot in there.
On the subject of the ballot for overseas runners, I was told in 2011 that the vast proportion of overseas runners were successful in the ballot. The statistics were something like 90% chance of success for overseas runners, 90% chance of failure for local residents. Since then, the race has become the 6th Major so overseas interest will undoubtably increase now, so that may no longer be the case. Between 2010 and 2013, I applied 4 times and was successful 4 times.
Off to Nikko today and then Miyujima/Hiroshima -more walking - just what I need (not) - what a fantastic country!!!
Hiroshima is a wonderful place. If you can, make time to go to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Im not usually a fan of museums, but that was one the most fascinating 3-4 hours of my life. And for the equivalent of about 50p!
Be warned, there is nothing "slight" about that bridge. Doesnt look much on the video, but wait til you get there on the day!
The first 5 miles is basically downhill until you get to the Imperial Palace. Perfect for getting into a good rhythm early on. The next 15 miles are virtually flat with the occasional little bump here and there, and the last 5-6 miles is where elevation starts to get a bit "fun". The first bridge going from Tsukiji is a real bugger. No more than 250m but reasonably steep and you'll see it in the distance from when you make the right turn onto that road. I wont lie, I hate that bridge! A real leg-burner nd no crowds there to spur you on. Id compare it to Queensboro in the NY Marathon in that it can be a bit demoralising. Not the kind of thing you want to see after 20 miles. After that, there are another couple of bridges which probably seem bigger than they actually are, but at that point they'll just annoy you if you're struggling. There are perhaps 3-4 inclines in that last 6 miles (at least 2 of which are noticable), and the scenery gets rather bleak. The video really doesnt do the bridges justice.