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Hi, I am a person who appreciates Japanese language, culture and people. I lived in Tokyo for six years and attended Keio University (Mita) and obtained my masters degree in international business. My undergraduate degree was in Japanese language and linguistics.

When I was in Japan, I studied calligraphy once a week but my skills have lapsed. I have a deep interest in kanji and enjoy dissecting the radicals and tracing the original meaning in Chinese to the current meaning in Japanese.

I hope to refresh my memory on Japanese grammar and kanji, update my Japanese colloquialisms, catch up on current trends in Japanese culture, and expand my network of friends by using Lang-8.

As you can see in my profile picture, I love my pets. I have 1 dog and 2 cats.
I also enjoy doing yoga, watching movies, reading mystery novels, and occasionally going out to clubs and dancing.

I look forward to exchanging thoughts with everyone. よろしく お願いします。


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"The Usual Suspects"

One of my favorite movies is "The Usual Suspects" from 1995. The plot is very intricate and you have to watch it at least twic...
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Oct 5, 2015 01:20
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"A Watched Pot Never Boils" what is Japanese equivalent?

"A watched pot never boils" means: Time feels longer when you're waiting for something to happen. I told my Japanese ...
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Oct 3, 2015 09:13
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無痛分娩-Question to Japanese Women who have had babies

出産時の苦痛を緩和または除去して分娩すること。麻酔剤を用いる方法と心理的に恐怖を除いて苦痛をやわらげる方法(精神予防性無痛分娩)がある。) Recently I had a discussion with an American friend who had a ba...
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Sep 20, 2015 03:42
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Classified and Unclassified Information

Classified and Unclassified Information- This is a current topic in the USA because Hilary Clinton used her personal device for govern...
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Sep 5, 2015 11:37
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When do you use 包む for くるむ and for つつむ?

包む has two readings: くるむ and f つつむ. What is the difference between the two verbs and when do you use them in what situations? Denshi...
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Sep 5, 2015 02:10
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Testimonials from My Friends

kazuki
スーザンさんは素晴らしい添削と丁寧な説明を心がけてくれる方です。 英語学習者のいい先生となってくれる事でしょう。
Narumi
Ms. Susan is an excellent teacher! She gave me very important information on my journal entry! I really appreciate her help! :D