Hi all. I'm planning on learning a bit of Japanese and I was wondering if any of you out there know of any good language learning programmes. I was floating around on the apple site and came accross these two: Talk Now Japanese http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObj...013bmhVOP1ocJrsF7/188.8.131.52.0.6.12.1.184.108.40.206 and World Talk Japanese http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObj...013bmhVOP1ocJrsF7/220.127.116.11.0.6.12.1.18.104.22.168 I haven't been able to find any demos, screen shots or reviews of these items so I'd like to know if anyone has tried these. If so, what did you think of them and do they teach you through the Latin alphabet or Japanese alphabets? I've heard from some people that if you are learning Japanese, it's best to do it through their character sets rather than your native alphabet because as you progress it becomes more advantageous to have learned through their characters (if you decide to visit, reading signs etc.). Dunno if this is always so, if not, correct me. Can anyone recommend any others? Thanks for taking the time to read this, go gentle on me, I'm new around here!