Recommended textbooks and dictionaries:
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1. A quick, fun, and easy way to memorize the first ~400 kanji:
2. My favorite introduction to Japanese language textbook (popularly used in university Japanese language classes):
3. A Nintendo DS cartridge Japanese-English/English-Japanese dictionary. You can look up words by typing, or by handwriting using the DS stylus!!:
Fun videos for practicing listening skills!
Resources for reading practice: