I am currently in the process of learning Japanese so any resource that helps is welcome. My Japanese teacher has shown us several videos in class from a website called Erin's Challenge and encouraged us to use it for studying. And while I haven't utilized it quite as much as I should it's a really great resource.
The site is set up as a series of skits and conversations about real topics pertaining to Japan. There are also several videos that discuss different cultural aspects of Japan. Even if you aren't learning the language but want to learn more about the culture, this is a great way to start. The site also contains some games and other fun activities that are worth a try.
Check it out!
Erin's Challenge! I can speak Japanese