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Hi, I'm a teacher at a university in Tokyo, Japan. I'm engaged in some studies related to non-destructive inspection/diagnosis in X-ray CT imaging. On this Lang-8, I've written about Japanese idioms, Japanese culture or something trivial every day. I hope these posts will be useful for foreigners who are learning Japanese.

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[ Hobby ]
My hobbies are watching American dramas, solving math and programming problems and riding my road bike. I think that I've watched a lot of American TV series; for example, Friends, Dr. House, Numbers, Ugly Betty, Breaking Bad, Person of Interest, Suits, Lie to Me, FLASH, The Big Bang Theory, The Mentalist, Modern Family, and so on (sometimes UK dramas like SHERLOCK are included). If there is a drama that you can recommend, please tell me.

[ Dream ]
My dream is to study in a university in the US and to become a university professor.

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Gachōn (がちょーん) by Amazon Echo With native lang

Yesterday, I bought an Amazon Echo. When I said "Arekusa, nandemo-nai" (アレクサ、何でもない - Alexa, never mind), she said "gach...
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Apr 20, 2018 12:44 English essay
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Tsuratan (つらたん - Painful) With native lang

I would like to say "tsuratan" (つらたん) now. "Tsuratan" is an Internet slang term used by mainly young people, and i...
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Apr 19, 2018 23:09 Egnlish essay
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Medo (目処 - Vision) With native lang

When expressing a goal or a vision of something, we say "medo" (目処) in Japanese. It is thought that "medo" comes f...
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Apr 18, 2018 19:12 English essay
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Oriitte (折り入って - Earnestly) With native lang

Today I would like to talk about the Japanese term "oriitte" (折り入って) that I will use it later. "Oriitte" is used a...
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Apr 17, 2018 10:21 English essay
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Wasureta (忘れた - I Forgot) With native lang

I decided on today's topic ahead of time, but I completely forgot what I was going to write. Instead, I would like to talk about t...
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Apr 16, 2018 10:36 English essay
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Yukinekorin
Kanotown writes the best posts about Japanese culture, like ever. If you want to learn more about Japanese slang or Japanese culture, you should definitely check out his posts. His corrections are also elaborate with clear explanations. You will not regret adding him as a friend ^^
Sunny
Kanotown is incredibly helpful and very sweet. He diligently explains nuances between words and provides lots of natural-sounding alternatives you can use for your sentences. If you need help/encouragement with Japanese and would like to help someone out with English, you should definitely become his friend! :)