My first post: A little something for the would-be learner of Japanese.
Congratulations on your commitment to learn the language (or your curiosity about it, anyway). I've been doing the same for over 25 years now, and have enjoyed it all the way.
"Great! So, is it hard or easy? I've heard it's, like, really hard..."
I've got some good news and some bad news. There are aspects to learning Japanese that are easy, and aspects that are hard.
What's that, you say? You'd like the bad news first?
Admirable! All right, let's do that. First take a look at what's hard about learning Japanese. I think you'll be surprised at how short the list is! Then go on to a much longer list of what's easy about learning Japanese. Sweet!
Got an interest in more? Here's a list of all posts related to Japanese.