i need to know where to start on learning japanese and where to go from there
Great place to start would be Hiragana! Then Katakana.
Start learning basic nouns to get your foot in the door as well as some basic phrases. :)
Feel free to contact me with any questions you have!
(If you are serious about it because you want to live there or something:
-Remembering the Kanji 1)
-Genki or another textbook
-Watching a lot of anime/translating songs, or something like that.