I realize that any “best Japanese learning tools” type of post will be subjective at best. It all depends on your learning style and your circumstances.
So while these tools may not end up being your favorites, they should give you a good sampling of what works well for learning the Japanese language. Please keep in mind that I’ve been learning the language almost completely devoid of native speakers or immersion possibilities. So these tools are compiled with the home learner in mind.
So let’s get at it!