Is there some part of Japanese culture that you were interested in?
I used to be interested in anime and manga after a friend introduced me to them back in college. At that time, they were very expensive in Canada because they weren't too common, but now both anime and manga are extremely popular and very affordable.
Being that I am Japanese-American, I am particularly interested in the history of Japan but I haven't made the time to learn about it yet. I will get around to it someday.
I am interested in the language and I would really like to be able to speak it well. While studying I have also started to read a lot of manga and I really like Conan. I will try to read some other mangas as well when my Japanese is better.