I came across this neat website called “News in Slow Japanese” that looks very interesting. There are numerous articles on various subjects with the scripts, vocabulary, and audio. This ties in well with the posts on the Listen First – Read Second – Translation Third approach to learning a language. There are videos on YouTube in more slowly spoken Japanese and the option of listening to “slow” or “fast” spoken Japanese on their website along with a listing of vocabulary and the script.
This definitely looks like a useful website so check it out.