Minasan, konichiwah! My name is Adam, and I'm learning Japanese. Why? Because it's exciting and challenging to learn language, immerse in a new culture, and get to know people. It's also an awesome way to grow as a member of our human community. I'm a lifelong language and culture guy. I've learned, taught, travelled, and worked in multiple languages. After awhile, I started to think "I could organize better learning programs than the world has ever seen!" Here, I'm putting that claim to the test...and I'm the guinea-pig. In this blog, as I learn Japanese from scratch, I'll share my methods, resources, and thought-process...in fine detail. I'll chronicle my progress, challenges, and screw-ups. And you...you can praise, follow, assist, or criticize my efforts (constructively, please). If all goes well, I'll become proficient in Japanese, and you'll get some new perspective and effective practices for your own language learning.