Unlocking Japanese: Tricks

As described in Japanese Learning Loop#, achieving learning independence is fundamental to unlocking language acquisition.

The most important thing is being able to navigate the vast amount of resources available to you on the Internet without getting lost or incorrect advice.

These are the steps that I follow whenever I get stumped by something new in Japanese that I cannot understand.

Also I recommend reading Practical Tips to Facilitate Early Reading# if you are looking for more general practical tooling to help you read.