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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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Mi wo Ko ni Suru (身を粉にする - Working Hard) With native lang

Mi wo Ko ni Suru I am working while 'mi wo ko ni suru/shite' (身を粉にする/して). Since 'mi' (身) means "body" and...
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Jun 25, 2019 09:54 English essay
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Shiodoki (潮時 - Time/Chance) With native lang

Shiodoki Everything has its 'shiodoki' (潮時). 'Shio' (潮) means "tide" abd 'doki/toki' (時) means &q...
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Jun 24, 2019 22:38 English essay
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Kenage (健気 - Admirable) With native lang

Kenage I like people who have a character described as 'kenage' (健気). 'Kenage' means that someone has a good/solid ...
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Jun 23, 2019 18:04 English essay
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Gyū-tan (牛タン - Ox Tongue) With native lang

Gyū-tan Today I went to a barbecue restaurant and ate many grilled meat with my best friend. The food what we first ate was 'gy...
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Jun 22, 2019 23:55 English essay diary
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Demakase (でまかせ - Tall Tale) With native lang

Demakase I sometimes see a person who say 'demakase' (でまかせ). 'Demakase' means to say something at random, to tell a...
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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! :)