Steven Wohlwend (solidsteven) wrote:
I would like to spend a year in japan to learn japanese
This is a very good idea. There are many, many language schools, especially in the Tokyo area. There are, in fact, a few within walking distance of both Aikikai Honbu and Kinokenkyukai Honbu.
You should get a copy of either/both Nihongo Journal and Hiragana Times, magazines that help Japanese language learners. They will have ads for these schools.