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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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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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'Yōshi Tanrei' and 'Bimoku Shūrei' (「容姿端麗」と「眉目秀麗」 - "Beautiful Features") With native lang

'Yōshi Tanrei' and 'Bimoku Shūrei' Yesterday, I introduced you to the four-character idom 'saishoku kenbi' (才色...
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Mar 21, 2019 01:03 English essay
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Saishoku Kenbi (才色兼備 - Being both Talented and Beautiful) With native lang

Saishoku Kenbi Have you ever seen a person with both talent and beautiful features? Such a person is described as the four-characte...
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Mar 20, 2019 21:43 English essay
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Atama ga Panku (頭がパンク - One's Head is Explode) With native lang

Atama ga Panku I am about to 'atama ga panku' (頭がパンク). 'Atama' (頭) means "head" and 'panku' (パンク)...
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Mar 19, 2019 00:20 English essay
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Shucchō (出張 - Business Trip) With native lang

Shucchō I am now visiting the US on a business trip. To visit a different area from one's usual place of work is referred to as...
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Mar 18, 2019 12:54 English essay
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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! :)