Living in Japan, I have made a number of posts about learning the Japanese language and living in Japan. So for all of you readers who are interested, or might be thinking about studying Japanese there is a list containing over 1000 common Japanese words and kanji.
The list has been divided up to make it easier to learn and has also been converted into different formats. You can use it with both Anki and Menmosyne. Since it is in txt file it should also work with many memory programs.
You can download the lists at the link below