Learn a new alphabet?!?! you may be thinking.
Don't worry. It's as easy as ABC, and actually a lot easier.
Japanese is constructed from syllables that have their own character.
There are two sets of these syllable-characters--- or syllabaries.
They are called hiragana and katakana.
The video above will teach you how to read hiragana, if you watch it enough!
For another video by the same people on katakana, go here.