Yes it is confusing coz u order a corolla in 1997 & got old shaped 1.Well in Japan toyota change the model in late 1995.
u can check model year from ur seat belts.
Just look at the back of ur seatbelts downside near driving seat,u found a fabric tag there.read everything on the tag, everything is there.
1996-97 japanese model pictures
Well if u order TOYOTA for the car then definate they deliver u from other place not from Japan coz we have not speed meter in miles here only in KM.