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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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Katajikenai (かたじけない - Thanks) With native lang

Yesterday, I introduced you to the expression すみません (sumimasen), which is used when expressing the feeling of apology or appreciation. ...
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Jan 21, 2018 16:18 English essay
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Sumimasen (すみません - Sorry/Thanks) With native lang

Japanese people often say すみません (sumimasen) when they want to express their feelings of apology or appreciation. "Sumimasen"...
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Jan 20, 2018 14:48 English essay
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Hashigo (はしご - Ladder) With native lang

はしご (hashigo) is a kind of tool that is used to go up to high places, and is referred to as "ladder" in English. In Japan, w...
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Jan 19, 2018 18:24 English essay
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Mimicchii (みみっちい - Stingy) With native lang

Have you ever stuck to a small amount of money of or a small thing? Such a person is referred to as みみっちい (mimicchii) in Japanesr. ...
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Jan 18, 2018 15:44 English essay
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Monuke no Kara (もぬけの殻 - Completely Empty) With native lang

If there are completely no people in a building, the situation is called もぬけの殻 (monuke no kara) in Japanese. もぬけ "monuke" co...
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Jan 17, 2018 11:01 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! :)