bionicbadger comes thru even 1 yr later!!!Thanks for all of the responses. Travel cuts actually did have a better price then Flight Centre.. I know Flight Centre says they will beat the competition, but it is kind of a pain to get a written quote just to have them beat it!! Anyway, the best deal of the bunch was from JBT (Japanese Board of Trade) which worked out to $865.. The good thing about them was they put a hold on the ticket until the end of the promotion period (I had to cancel the 1 week hold I had with flight centre which was the $970 price).. I am glad that i don't have to go through the US (I probably could have saved another $30-$40 but it isn't worth the hassle for me)...
Also, I found out on Air Canada's website they have a promo going on for bonus points.. I should get 5,000 bonus air miles for flying in that period of time..
Now I am looking at whether it is worth it to get the rail passes advertised at JBT...