I'm currectly living in Australia, South Australia to be more location.. thingy.. wise.... heh..
I'm fairly new and yet at the same time not new to Japanese - I was forced into classes in high school, but like most teenagers I thought I was cool not to pay attention, after leaving school I regreted it greatly. I tried to learn on and off for many years, I even made a youtube channel and documented my learning - even shared what I'd learn to help others. But learning alone was very hard or maybe I was just lazy? But I give up for a year.. My town doesn't offer any Japanese courses and the nearest place to do it would be a 3 hour drive daily.. But, I have now found YesJapan and many other sites which I didn't know about and they are helping me greatly - I had real trouble understanding WA, GA, NO, TE, etc etc.. but the way it is explained here made it click in my head, it makes so much more sense with examples and explaining plainly.
If I had to admit to a weakness, I'd say it is learning Hiragana, I start to learn but I seem to forget a charater here and then there. Maybe I need to make some flash cards for myself?
Right now I have notepads and I write down what I've learned and repeat it back to myself during the day whenever I feel like I'm unsure. I had some odd looks my way when I keep pointing to my lips, eyes, ears, head and feet while naming them in Japanese but oh well!
Yoroshiku onegai shimasu! *bow*