OK, you want to learn another language, simple you guys.xxxxxxxxxx
Step 01 **** Use more than one resource, use good on-line and hard copy dictionaries, translators etc ****
Step 02 if you want to learn English or Japanese start learning phrases then words that you think you would use. Forget about all the stuff that you may never use.
step 03 Learn simple grammar. Learn the basics (ie Alphabet, Numbers, Time, Calendar)
step 04 learn the nuances of the language in general.(Example: English speakers, slur their words, add profanity quite a bit, lots of Different accents. Japanese male and female may speak differently(guys don't make the mistake and sound like a girl), there are casual, ruff, polite ways of speaking for starters.
Step 05 Learn to conjugate verbs( all tenses)(in Japanese learn to conjugate adjectives also, learn fuctional patterns a must(you will thank me for this one) Step 05 Study by category (ie greetings, introductions, at the maket, at the restaurant, etc.
Step 06 Listen to the language spoken simply.
Step 07 Practice speaking what you have learned.
Step 08 Listen to radio and get scripts in the target language.
Step 09 Now go use it and litttle by little (poco a poco vas agarrar la honda) you will get the hang of it