Benjamin Barrett’s Japanese Lesson Pages

Several dozen short lessons on reading and writing the Japanese Hiragana writing system. Includes pronunciation cues, a Hiragana table, and words that use each letter.

Japanese-Online.com

Sixteen introductory Japanese lessons (for free) including pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary for each lesson. Also includes free online message board and link to a free Japanese/English dictionary online. Also has links to Japanese software and other useful Web sites.

Joyo 96

Great site focuses on “…teaching Kana and the Japanese Ministry of Education’s Joyo Kanji since 1996”