I wrote about this a year ago but I thought it’d be worth mentioning again, especially as all the old posts have been deleted.
Anyways, if you’re really into learning the Japanese language and want to practice your reading skills, then hop on over to Hiragana Times and check out their blog.
In their blog, they talk about all kinds of things from entertainment, food, places, and daily life to name a few. They write everything in three parts. The first part is written in your everyday Japanese using kanji and the kana’s (i.e. hiragana and katakana). The second part is the same post but written in the kana’s only. Last but not least, there is a romaji (i.e. roman letters) version if you are having problems reading any part of the other two.
There is no translation given but with a good kanji dictionary or a Japanese-English dictionary, you should be able to translate it quite easily and gain some reading (and translation) practice. Images usually come with each post which is an extra bonus. Lately, they’ve been talking about the new year, tiger masks, Adult Day, and Dragon Ball.
If you’re interested in learning the language, have a look and see for yourself!
[UPDATE: January 15, 2013]
Hiragana Times has updated their site and unfortunately, all their past articles are no longer present. Links that were available in the original posting above have been taken down. Their service is now subscription-based with their rates available here. Looking over what they have to offer, it’s still a good opportunity for you to learn reading Japanese as their articles now present an English paragraph followed by the Japanese counterpart with helping furigana’s for kanji. Check out a sample here to see what I mean.