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About meEdit

Me in boxes
 This user is a native of Germany.
 This user lives in Japan.
 This user is a japanologist.
 This user has a Ph.D. degree.
This user is left-handed.
UTC+9This user's time zone is UTC+9.
My language abilities
deDieser Benutzer spricht Deutsch als Muttersprache.
en-4This user can contribute with a near-native level of English.
ko-2이 사용자는 한국어어느 정도 말할 수 있습니다.
fr-2Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau intermédiaire en français.
la-1Hic usor simplici latinitate contribuere potest.
es-1Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel básico de español.
tr-1Bu kullanıcı Türkçeyi düşük düzeyde anlıyor.
Writing systems I know regardless of any proficiency in the
associated languages
This user has an understanding of the Fraktur.
This user has an understanding of the Kurrent form of the Fraktur.
This user has an understanding of the Greek alphabet.
This user has an understanding of the Cyrillic script.
This user has an understanding of the Armenian alphabet.
This user has an understanding of the Georgian scripts#Mkhedruli.
This user has an understanding of the Hebrew alphabet.
This user has an understanding of the Arabic script.

Born in 1983. I have studied Japanese history in Bochum, Matsumoto and Fukuoka. Most broadly spoken, my field of interest covers modern history of East Asia. However, my main focus is on modern Japanese history and my special interest covers the history and development of the Japanese municipal system.
As a hobby I spend much time with linguistics. I especially like to learn about linguistic problems concerning Japanese and Korean. Writing systems are another favourite topic of mine. This is the reason, why I am able to read writing systems without knowing a language they are used by.
My contribution to Wikipedia is limited to minor edits of mistakes and errors, and participation in discussions on topics of my interest. I have unfortunately not enough time to write articles or parts of them. You can ask simple questions about Japan and related topics any time on my talk page.

Photos taken by me on Commons
Ōhara, Mimasaka,
Okayama Prefecture
Okayama Nagano Miyada, Nagano

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