NHK Easy Japanese News
A very nice and easy method to use, if you can already read Hiragana and some Kanji and want to get a lot of vocabulary input on the one hand and get informed what’s happe ing in the world. Provides a lot of articles on every kind of topic. It even gives explanations and readings for words and an audio for every article, so you can also practise your listening skills! I would recommend using it with the Firefox add-on Rikaichan!