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Sam Inman
Works at Niikappu Board of Education
Attended North Central College
Lived in Niikappu, Japan
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Finally back with a new Hokkaido Dialect lesson! Was busy this summer traveling around Hokkaido so sorry for the 3 weeks with no new words. I'm sure you all were on the edge of your seat waiting in anticipation to learn some more Japanese, haha. Check out the link to learn how to greet your neighbors in the evening the Hokkaido way.
#hokkaido #japanese #study_japanese #dialects #hokkaidoben  
Sorry for the delay! Summer break has been busy but I’m finally back with a new Hokkaido dialect lesson. Today’s lesson is covering the greeting oban desu (お晩です). It means good evening in English a...
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Learn all about one of Hokkaido's most common Japanese words. If you are coming to visit or live here you should check this out. Really useful to know. #Japanese   #hokkaido   #LearnJapanese   #日本語    #北海道弁    #Hokkaidoben     #Japan  
Sorry if you got your hopes up but today's lesson isn't about the famous Japanese shitake mushroom. Today we are taking a look at the word shitakke (したっけ) which is one of the most common words used...
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This weeks lesson is now live. Better late than never. Check it out and learn some more Japanese that is unique to Hokkaido. #japanese   #hokkaido   #hokkaidoben   #languagelearning   #japan   #dialect   #北海道弁   #北海道  
Time to learn some more Hokkaido ben  (北海度弁 - Hokkaido dialect). Today's lesson is covering the word bakuru (ばくる). In English, bakuru can mean to exchange, to trade, or to switch. In standard Japan...
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Trying out a new type of content for my website. Did a video review of Hokkaido's exclusive guarana flavored ice pop from Seicomart. Go ahead and laugh at me trying to talk through the brain freeze.
Last month out here in Hokkaido our local convenience store chain Seicomart launched a new Hokkaido exclusive ice pop called the “Guarana Bar.” As the name and the picture on the package makes pret...
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New Hokkaido dialect lesson is up! Today we are covering how to use namara. Speak Japanese like a real dosanko (Hokkaido native).
Welcome back to another lesson. Today let’s take a look at the word namara (なまら). In English, namara can mean immensely, very or exceedingly. The standard Japanese counterparts are sugoku (すごく), to...
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Learn all about northern Japan's alternate word for "kawaii" or cute in this week's Hokkaido dialect lesson.

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Today’s word menkoi (めんこい), meaning cute in English, is a word not only used in Hokkaido but throughout the Tohoku region as well. A good example of menkoi being used outside of Hokkaido is Iwate P...
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Giant Oreo cookies with cream made from Hokkaido milk? Yes please. Too bad these Oreo cookies cost 2.3 times the price of their standard counterparts or else I'd buy them more often. Check out the video in my article to watch me make, eat and review a "double stuffed" premium Oreo.  #oreocookies #oreo #japanesesweets #japan #snacks #cookies  
Last May convenience stores all over Japan started selling a premium Oreo cookie called the “Oreo Premium Edition: Rich Milk Cream.” I couldn't help but laugh to myself a little when I first read t...
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This weeks Hokkaido dialect lesson is all about the word izui, a word that doesn't have a standard Japanese or English equivalent. Check out how to properly use this peculiar word!

#Japanese #Hokkaido #Dialect #LearnJapanese #日本語   #北海道弁 #Hokkaidoben  
Today’s word izui (いずい) is a tricky word that doesn’t really exist in either English or standard Japanese. The best way I can describe the meaning of izui is a mix of “itchy” “painful” and “discomf...
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Anybody try the McDonald's Word Cup items? Apparently none of them tasted very good looking at these sales numbers. #worldcup #mcdonalds #japan  
Starting on May 27th 2014 McDonald’s across Japan have been running a campaign in conjunction with the FIFA World Cup. The World Cup Menu features sandwiches, sides, and desserts based off some of ...
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Let's learn some more Hokkaido dialect. Today's lesson - urukasu (うるかす)
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Time to study some more Hokkaido-ben (北海道弁 – Hokkaido Dialect). Today’s word is urukasu (うるかす) meaning “to soak.” In standard Japanese urukasu means fuyakasu (ふやかす) or tsukeru (つける). In addition, u...
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Teacher/Translator
Skills
Japanese, ESL teaching, IT infrastructure
Employment
  • Niikappu Board of Education
    Culture and Language Teacher, 2012 - present
  • Cambridge Educational Services
    Systems Admin, 2011 - 2012
  • Argonne National Laboratory
    IT Asset Manager (Intern), 2011 - 2012
  • Aoyama Gakuin University
    English Chat Leader, 2009 - 2010
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Previously
Niikappu, Japan - Chicago, USA - Beijing, China - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan
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Language and culture teacher in Japan with an IT and business background.
Introduction
Grew up near Chicago. Currently live in Hokkaido, Japan. Love traveling, video games, and photography. よろしく!
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Lived in 3 countries, good with computers, and speak Japanese
Education
  • North Central College
    Japanese and International Business, 2007 - 2011
  • Aoyama Gakuin University
    Exchange Student, 2009 - 2010
  • Beijing Foreign Studies University
    Exchange Student, 2008 - 2008
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