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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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[ About my entries (Please read before your kindly correction) ]
I learned that foreign languages (such as Japanese) should be written in italics, but Lang-8 does not have the function of describing italics. Therefore, In my entries, I have used single quotes temporarily instead of italics for Japanese terms. When my entries on Lang-8 move to my blog, single quotation marks are removed and changed to italics like the following page of my blog.
https://blog.kano.ac/2019/06/27/kiki-semaru/

[ 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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Typhoon No. 19 With native lang

Typhoon No. 19 A super large typhoon, Typhoon No. 19, hit Japan from October 12th to 13th. The typhoon, which is also called as &qu...
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Unlucky Coins Part 2 With native lang

Unlucky Coins Part 2 Yesterday, I introduced 'jūen-dama' (十円玉 - "ten-yen coin") and 'gohyakuen-dama' (五百円玉 -...
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Oct 14, 2019 22:29 English essay
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Unlucky Coins Part 1 With native lang

Unlucky Coins Part 1 Yesterday, I introduced 'goen-dama' (五円玉 - "five-yen coin") as a popular offertory coin. On ...
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Oct 13, 2019 23:25 English essay
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Five-yen Coin With native lang

Five-yen Coin Usually, there is 'saisenbako' (賽銭箱) in Japanese shrines and temples. 'Saisen' (賽銭) means money that ...
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Oct 13, 2019 22:31 English essay
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En mo Yukari mo Nai (縁もゆかりもない - Complete Stranger) With native lang

En mo Yukari mo Nai When describing that there is no relationship between things or people, you can say 'en mo yukari mo nai' ...
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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! :)