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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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Bon to Shōgatsu ga Issho ni Kita-yō (盆と正月が一緒に来たよう - Very Busy) With native lang

Bon to Shōgatsu ga Issho ni Kita-yō I am very busy now because of retirement, entering a new job, and moving. Such a busyness can b...
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Mar 25, 2019 16:48 English essay
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Nizukuri (荷造り - Packing) With native lang

Nizukuri Now I am doing 'nizukuri' (荷造り) for moving out of my apartment. Since 'ni' (荷) means "package" a...
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Mar 25, 2019 00:55 English essay
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Sudatsu (巣立つ - Leaving a Nest) With native lang

Sudatsu In my yesterday's post, I used the Japanese word 'sudatsu' (巣立つ). Since 'su' (巣) menas "nest"...
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Mar 23, 2019 23:56 English essay
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Megashira ga Atsuku Naru (目頭が熱くなる - One's Eyes Fill with Tears) With native lang

Megashira ga Atsuku Naru The day before yesterday, a graduation ceremony took place at my university. When I saw students who would...
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Mar 22, 2019 23:49 English essay
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Sihou Happou (四方八方 - Every Direction) With native lang

Sihou Happou In my previous post, I introduced the word 'happou' (八方), which means every direction in the surroundings. Of ...
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Mar 21, 2019 20:58 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! :)