NHK has a nice website they’ve created that is a big help for those learning Japanese. The Japanese news for a non-native speaker is not easy to understand, and the speed is a problem. On the NHK News Web Easy website, there are news articles that have been written with simpler vocabulary and audio that is spoken more slowly. You also have video of the original news clip and script you can click on. It would nice if these were downloaded so you can listen on your iPod or iPad.