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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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[Blog]
https://blog.kano.ac/

[ 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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Otasā no Hime (オタサーの姫 - "Princess in a Nerds' Club") With native lang

Otasā no Hime Yesterday, I introduced you to the term 'kou itten' (紅一点), which means a woman among many men. Today, I would...
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Nov 12, 2018 19:54 English essay
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Kou Itten (紅一点 - The Only Woman in a Group) With native lang

Kou Itten A group I know is composed of about twenty men and one woman. When a woman belonging to a male group like this case, she ...
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Nov 11, 2018 22:01 English essay
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Miira-tori ga Miira ni Naru (ミイラ取りがミイラになる - Many Go out for Wool and Come Home Shorn) With native lang

Miira-tori ga Miira ni Naru I sometimes fall into a situation described by the proverb 'miira-tori ga miira ni naru' (ミイラ取りがミイ...
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Nov 10, 2018 21:33 English essay
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聞く and 聴く (Listen/Hear) With native lang

聞く and 聴く I often "listen" to popular music. Besides, these days I often hear the sound of rain. In English, you can u...
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Nov 9, 2018 19:55 English essay
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Shippo wo Dasu (尻尾を出す - Revealing One's Secret Unintentionally) With native lang

Shippo wo Dasu Yesterday, I introduced you to the idion 'boro ga deru' (ぼろが出る), which means to reveal one's secret faults/...
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Testimonials from My Friends

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! :)