It’s quite an amazing journey in Japan, as well as an unforgettable experience of this summer! Many things in Japan are all new to Chinese students who have never been here before, such as me. The warm, humid oceanic climate and the neat and clean streets shocked me through my eyes at the moment we landed at Fukuoka airport. Japanese citizens of all ages seem to have a perfect sanitation concept. They strictly obey the rules of rubbish classification to make them fully used. Almost each Japanese follows the rules so that the whole country becomes a livable paradise for more than one hundred million people. However, the same thing, for my view of sight, is incredible in China, and that’s what we should learn from Japanese for every people.
Nagasaki is quite a beautiful harbor city. As the only open port to the world of the entire country in a long time of history, Nagasaki is full of traces of foreign cultures, religions and business. Christian church stands on the hill, while the Confucian temple locates in the street corner. All kinds of food can be found at the numerous restaurants in Nagasaki.
We arrived at Nagasaki University on the second day. The school of engineering is located in the center of the nice campus. It is our destination of this trip. Prof. Jiang, Dr. Li, and several senior doctor students treated us with the utmost cordiality. After the schedule and accommodation were arranged by Dr. Li, Prof. Jiang gave us the first lecture. He detailedly introduced the Nagasaki University, his research group and their programs to us. His works on geotechnical theories are quite precocious.
Meanwhile, the theory combines well with the local engineering problems, such as the pipeline settlement in the construction of Nagasaki Tunnel. The combustible ice beneath the seabed is a hot topic in the whole world, especially in the countries with limited resources like Japan. Prof. Jiang expounded their studies on how the exploitation process of combustible ice will affect the seabed environment in several aspects. Dr. Li added more specific works of their group on the research programs, and he communicated with us in some topics that we were interested in.
We visited the construction site of the east New Nagasaki Tunnel under the guidance of Prof. Jiang. The engineers there provided all the props and devices that we can imagine. Their rigorous spirit impressed me deeply all through the visitation. I have never imagined before that a construction site and the project office can be much cleaner than my home. Order exists everywhere. They use the ordinary techniques and crafts that are also used in China in the tunnel construction, but their quality and preciseness obviously overpass ours.
On the last day in Nagasaki University, Prof. Ogawa and Prof. Tada came to give us lectures about their researches. Prof. Ogawa has researched on the technology of remote sensing and its application for years. He showed us the images of coral reef distribution in a sea area near Nagasaki and introduced that his new technique makes this work much easier and almost free. Prof. Tada is a seriousminded scholar. He exhibited his numeral analytical works to us and expounded his theory in detail. Some looks too complicated to us but we indeed learned much from his advanced works.