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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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[ 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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Ohayo (おはよう - Good Morning) With native lang

The most common morning greeting in Japan is "ohayo" (おはよう). If you want to say it more politely, you can say "ohayo go...
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Oct 22, 2017 11:27 English essay
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Kogarashi (木枯らし - Cold Autumn Wind) With native lang

I think that "kogarashi" (木枯らし) will blow in a few days. "Kogarashi" is strong cold winds that are blew from late ...
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Oct 21, 2017 13:43 English essay
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Hipparidako (引っ張りだこ - Sought After) With native lang

Have you ever seen a person who is in great demand from many people? Or perhaps are you such a person? Such a demand or such a pers...
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Oct 20, 2017 10:27 English essay
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Manaita (まな板 - Cutting Board) With native lang

The Japanese word "manaita" (まな板) means a board that is used when cutting ingredients, that is a cutting board. Here the &qu...
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Oct 19, 2017 18:19 English essay
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The Definition of Vegetable Part 2 With native lang

In some countries, there are several definitions about the classification of vegetable and fruit like the following. ・It's a fruit...
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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! :)