I don't know about in NY but in CA you have to make a nice sized bribe to get a JDM engine to pass emissions. It has a new clutch.... that is a plus..... many JDM engines have shady clutches right after they come from overseas.
check the frame (or any other problem areas like wheel wells and such), oil leaks, and head gasket problems like ish said. just the usual things everyone should look at. .... good luck! can't wait to see her