I like everyone's answers, but am compelled to add my response as well.
There is no EASY way for LAZY people to learn a new language.
If I were a mother of this LAZY learner and wish that he/she learns Japanese, I 'd ship him/her to a rural Japan where nobody speaks only but Japanese. LAZY or not, one must start communicating for the everyday necessities, and would learn important daily vocabulary pretty fast. However, it would take quite a while for a lazy person to up his/her overall language skills. Like ShakespeareRules wrote, laziness is the antinomy for motivation. I'd have to conjure up some motivation for the lazy child. Perhaps find a fantastic job opportunity in Japan for him/her, or maybe wait for him/her to fall in love with a Japanese who speaks only but Japanese. Or, perhaps like Harregarre suggested, wait for a miracle to happen. Finally, if nothing works, then I'd tell the lazy child to give up on learning Japanese (or any other languages).