Fire Fox Add-on to read Japanese
Being born and raised in NYC, my Japanese isn't that great. I can speak okay Japanese, but my reading and writing skills are equivalent to that of a third grader. So, whenever I needed kanji help, I had to ask my mother's assistance to read aloud for me.
The other day my co-worker introduced me to this amazing add-on for firefox, and potentially other browsers, called Rikaichan. It lets you hover over characters and it will translate in English for you :D
I hope it comes in handy for you!