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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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Uma ga Au (馬が合う - Compatible) With native lang

Uma ga Au Do you have a friend who gets along or a compatible person? You can use the expression, "uma ga au" (馬が合う), to ...
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Jul 16, 2018 16:57 English essay
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Mono Iu Hana (物言う花 - A Beautiful Woman) With native lang

Mono Iu Hana The Japanese word, 'Hana' (花 - flower), can be used to imply a beautiful woman. If you want to mean that it is...
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Jul 15, 2018 14:28 English essay
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Ohana Batake (お花畑 - A Field of Flowers) With native lang

"A field of flowers" is translated into Japanese as "hana batake" (花畑) or "ohana batake" (お花畑). 'O&#...
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Jul 14, 2018 20:35 English essay
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Ohana (お花 - One's Favorite) With native lang

Previously, I introduced you to the phrase "ohana tsumi ni iku" (お花摘みに行く - I will go picking flowers) as a code word to mean th...
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Jul 13, 2018 21:49 Egnlish essay
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Gyūjiru (牛耳る - Dominating) With native lang

Gyūjiru When someone controls an organization or a community as he/her want, we refer to the action as 'gyūjiru' (牛耳る). ...
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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! :)