Learnng Japanese? I've updated my post "What's easy about learning Japanese" with a little added content (including footnotes) and an overall clean-up. If you're learning, or know someone who is, be glad to know that Japanese is, in many ways, an ideal language to study, free from many of the difficulties you'll find in other languages. Give it a read and get inspired!
At the same time, it's not all blissful ease; I also list a few things that make Japanese hard to learn. But again, be thankful: it's a short list!