0:00 – 2:22 : Explaining what to focus on when learning Japanese.
(Open for resource list ↓)

[~~FREE RESOURCES~~]

【Language Exchange】
2:23 Skype/in-person contacts: http://www.japan-guide.com/local/?aCAT=3
2:42 Blogging language exchange: http://lang-8.com/

【Grammar】
3:27 Tae Kim’s Guide to Learning Japanese: http://www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/

【Kanji & Vocab】
4:12 Downloadable flashcard program: http://ankisrs.net/
4:34 Visual association (mnemonics): http://www.memrise.com/courses/english/japanese/
4:52 Quizzes & game-like leveling system: http://japaneseclass.jp/

【Online Forums for Questions】
3:53 Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/LearnJapanese/

【Japanese News】
5:11 For adults: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/
NHK’s Japanese lessons: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/lesson/english/index.html
For kids (Asahi): http://www.asagaku.com/
For kids (Children’s Express): http://www.cenews-japan.org/
For kids (Mainichi): http://mainichi.jp/feature/maisho/
For kids (Yomiuri): http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/kyoiku/children/weekly/

【Dictionary help】
5:36 Rikaikun (Chrome): http://goo.gl/tSfBgB
5:36 Rikaichan (Firefox): https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/rikaichan/
http://www.jisho.org
http://ejje.weblio.jp/ (in Japanese)

【Smartphone apps】
Imiwa
JED
Midori
Obenkyo
Jibbigo Jp
[Courtesy of Brian Lovesmba, for iPod Touch: You can also add an iOS international keyboard using the “Settings” app, click on “General”, scroll down to “International” and tap on “keyboard”.]

[~~NOT FREE RESOURCES~~]

【Books】
1:35 Genki I (Listening, Reading, Kanji, Vocab, Grammar): http://goo.gl/BCVBa0
1:35 Genki II (Listening, Reading, Kanji, Vocab, Grammar): http://goo.gl/A4h3nJ
6:04 Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar: http://goo.gl/DktiMB
6:04 Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar: http://goo.gl/qj6MHS
6:32 Beginner’s Kanji for Foreign Exchange Students: http://goo.gl/CetYup
6:32 Intermediate Kanji for Foreign Exchange Students: http://goo.gl/uDY6h2
6:32 Advanced Kanji for Foreign Exchange Students: http://goo.gl/WxdGuO

【Websites recommended by others】
JapanesePod101: http://www.japanesepod101.com/
TextFugu: http://www.textfugu.com/

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http://www.tofugu.com/2008/10/21/top-10-online-resources-for-learning-japanese-for-free/

These are resources 1-5 in my top 10 list. These will help you to learn Japanese better, more effectively, and hopefully motivate you a little bit.

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http://candacebilyk.com/project-loop
http://incompetech.com/

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