No, I did not cut and paste that from some 'Learn Japanese Quickly' site.
It has been two years since I had started taking up Japanese. Yet, little progress was made, probably due to lack of exercise and practical. My method of learning is spontaneous, burst here burst there; read a little there and check it up on JWPce. JWPce is a nifty little word processor, and can be used to type little Japanese. It is not, however, a Japanese Microsoft Word. But you can cut and paste, if your Windows have Japanese language support that is (If you don't, download it from Microsoft's site.) Currently I only had two fonts that support Japanese; MS Mincho and MS Gothic.
Computer translations are not always perfect. The results are often mind-numbing and hilarious. Should you want to read a Japanese site in a rather unique way instead of translating it, you can choose to go with Rikai. It can be used to read Kanjis, and had been very useful for me. Rikai can also translate from English to Japanese for Japanese.
For the time being, ���Ⴀ�܂�����(If I blog tomorrow, which I'm sure I won't)
JWPce is downloadable from http://www.physics.ucla.edu/~grosenth/jwpce.html .
Rikai is located at http://www.rikai.com .