Thanks to Ruby I've learned a lot recently about programming languages
and it has widen my universe of things I want to learn. These things
include Japanese.

I've compiled a set of URLs to sites of Japanese tutorials.
Pronunciation seems easy, from my Spanish background, and even though
I'm confident I can teach myself Japanese, I also think  that learning
it with the help of another human would be nicer, especially if she is
a nice Japanese girl ;-)

The questions are, what was your approach for learning Japanese? Did
it work? What would you recommend?

Thanks.

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Gerardo Santana