Keys to Japanese (K2J) is a place to share information about learning Japanese, form study groups, and track your learning progress with points and level ranks. K2J also brings together free learning resources and information about some of the most effective tools for mastering Japanese thoroughly, enjoyably, and very inexpensively! Beginners should start with the Kana Crash Course and Kana Keys app, both free (the app has tests available for purchase but all the instructional content is free, including hours of practice drills!). For those learning kanji, the core tool is the widely praised Kanji Learner’s Course. Other supporting resources are listed under the Kana Tools and Kanji Tools tabs. If you have benefited from one of these tools, please help spread the word, thank you!