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Hello to all of the kind lang-8 users. I'm kyagi, Japanese, male, 35 years old. A computer geek who loves Linux and Macintosh. After working as a software engineer in some international companies for ten years, I made up my mind to study abroad to expand my knowledge and skills. To be specific, I'm studying business in an MBA course in the U.K. This will be a significant turnaround in my career.

As is always the case with non native English speakers, I have been struggling with a lot of exceptions and implicit rules. As you can see, there is a long and deep river between these two languages, Japanese and English. One is the mysterious oriental language based on the Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana. The other is the universal language based on Alphabet which is directly descended from Latin. Kanji/Hiragana/Katakana and Latin. Well, the both are language at least. However, that's where the similarities end.

Be that as it may, I'd like to improve my English skills for my study and business. Perfect English. That is what I am aiming for. So, don't pull your punches when you find mistakes or anything weird in my posts. Any comments are always welcome, too. Let me say thank you in advance.

When I correct your Japanese, my point is plain and simple. That is if your Japanese sounds NATURAL OR NOT for me. It is my pleasure to help you improve your Japanese. I hope you would feel in the same way. :-)

みなさん、こんにちは。私はコンピュータのエンジニアです。Linux と Mac が好きです。ソフトウェア開発に10年関わった後、2013年の夏からイギリスの大学にMBA留学しています。2012年の年末に、勤めていた日本支社が解散したのを機会に、海外でビジネスについて勉強することを決断しました。10年間のキャリアのうち、6年間は外資系の日本支社に勤めており、英語を日常的に使用していました。アメリカ、インド、中国、韓国の人々と一緒に働いていた経験があります。英語の資格としては英検1級、TOEFL98点、TOEIC945点を取得しています。


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Unsweetened Yogurt I've just tried a cup of unsweetened yogurt that I picked up a few days ago. It turned out to be not as sugary ...
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Improving my life skills

Improving my life skills I know from experience what my strengths and weaknesses are when it comes to my general life skills. Having s...
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The Best Season for Running

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Successful Showcasing of Johari Window

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In Low Spirits

In Low Spirits At long last, I managed to finish the essay that I'd been slogging away at over past two week. While writing about ...
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Testimonials from My Friends

His English is awesome and I recommend others to read his entries : ) ! I also wish him all the luck in his studies ☆ 頑張って!
Kyagi-san always makes sure my work is corrected to sound as natural as can be. I've been so impressed with his sense of language and writing style. It's such a shame he's not a professional Japanese teacher. I'm very lucky to be able to count him as a friend on this site.