Kasse: So you want to learn Japanese. I have learned more than six languages, and here's how: I lived in those countries where it was spoken and studied and worked hard on learning in each one of them. Every language has a "music" or cadence you cannot get from any book. You must interact with native speakers to acquire it. Best advice from me: buy a Japanese course with audio tapes (Audio Fourm, for example), study the entire course, then GO TO JAPAN. You will be speaking Japanese in no time at all!