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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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Hokusoemu (ほくそ笑む - Smiling Inwardly) With native lang

Hokusoemu Have you ever smiled inwardly as a result of something going well as expected? Such an act is called 'hokusoemu' ...
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Jan 17, 2019 23:41 English essay
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Shinsan wo Nameru (辛酸を嘗める - Having a Hard Time) With native lang

Shinsan wo Nameru Yesterday, I introduced the idiom 'amai shiru wo suu' (甘い汁を吸う), which means to get profits without strugglin...
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Jan 16, 2019 19:27 English essay
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Amai Shiru wo Suu (甘い汁を吸う - Lining One's Pockets) With native lang

Amai Shiru wo Suu There are people who take an action which is expressed as 'amai shiru wo suu' (甘い汁を吸う) in Japanese. '...
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Jan 15, 2019 20:06 English essay
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Gishin Anki (疑心暗鬼 - Doubts Beget Doubts) With native lang

Gishin Anki Today, I saw a person who has a mind called 'gishin anki' (疑心暗鬼). This four-character idiom mean to be afraid o...
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Jan 14, 2019 18:18 English essay
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Hara wo Kukuru (腹をくくる - Bracing Oneself) With native lang

Hara wo Kukuru Following yesterday and the day before yesterday, I would like to talk about an idiom that is related to "stomach...
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Jan 13, 2019 23:53 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! :)