I've been teaching myself Japanese for a while, since I want to go to Japan one day, but I still can't really...SPEAK it. I listen to a lot of Japanese music to practice my ears SOMEhow -- it's fun to pick out phrases in songs when you haven't even looked up the lyrics.
Anybody want to talk j-rock? My iPod's packed with it, but I'm always open for new bands to try out. ^_^