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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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Shiru Hito zo Shiru (知る人ぞ知る) With native lang

Shiru Hito zo Shiru Today I will introduce you to the Japanese expression 'shiru hito zo shiru' (知る人ぞ知る). Since 'shiru&...
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Sep 18, 2018 19:36 English essay
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Nido Aru Koto wa Sando Aru (二度あることは三度ある - Things Come in Threes) With native lang

Nido Aru Koto wa Sando Aru Yesterday, I introduced you to the proverb, 'sandome no shōjiki' (三度目の正直), which means that the thi...
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Sep 17, 2018 16:20 English essay
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Sandome no Shōjiki (三度目の正直 - The Third Time's the Charm) With native lang

Sandome no Shōjiki Recently I have been looking for a new job. Unfortunately, I failed in job interviews several times, but it seem...
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Sep 16, 2018 22:52 English essay
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Manma to Damasareru (まんまと騙される - Being Totally Deceived) With native lang

Manma to Damasareru Yesterday, I was totally deceived. This situation is expressed as 'manma to damasareta' (まんまと騙された) in Japa...
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Sep 15, 2018 08:19 English essay
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A Logical Quiz (A is B) With native lang

A Logical Quiz (A is B) Today I would like to give you a logic quiz. [Quiz] Fill words in A and B in the following two sentences, ...
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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! :)