I don't know about you, but I find that its hard to motivate myself to study Japanese, and that its difficult to learn the Japanese I need for the tasks I want to accomplish -- ie. reading and understanding raw manga, doujinshi and anime, being able to communicate with Japanese fans -- despite the fact that I have ample Japanese resources and really enjoy it. With that in mind, I've set up this community in an attempt to provide myself with a more specific goal, a deadline, and hopefully find others who are working towards the same goal.
The plan at present is to set ourselves a daily / weekly project -- a page or two of a manga or doujinshi -- and have members submit translations, ask questions about it, discuss possible interpretations and such. Japanese ability isn't a requisite to join so much as an enthusiasm for Japanese and the ability to accept constructive criticism for what it is. Really, its an excuse to combine something I love with learning and see what develops. ^_^