Welcome. This is a community open for everyone who is interested in speaking Japanese. Beginners, native speakers--so long as you are respectful to the other members, you're more than welcome to participate in our attempt at conversation. ：） Roomaji, hiragana, katakana, kanji--anything goes. If your browser cannot handle Japanese scripts, I recommend downloading one of the many offered freely on the Internet. NJstar.com also boasts a handy Japanese word processor.