Message from Members

FY 2018
  • Sujitra
    Current Affiliation :
    Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Country/Region :
    Kingdom of Thailand
    Name : Suthithatip

How did Sakura Science Plan play a role in your study / research in Japan?

I was an exchange student many times in Japan, which were Yamagata University, National Institute of Technology in Hachinohe, Tokai university and the latest is Tokyo Institute of Technology. I have been in Japan as the first time to go aboard , I was really excited in everything and though that language was such a problem, on the other hands,It was not my though, Japaneses also tried to communicate through body language and kindly taugh Japanese to me which experienced from Japanese friend, whom I have still kept in touch with, and Japanese host family. This has been my impressive, so I was continuing to apply the exchange program.

Please describe your comments freely related to your life in Japan.

From my latest exchange, at Tokyo Institute of Technology, It has been the hardest time because of staying in Tokyo with an graduated research. Education in Japan was quite different from my country. I had to adapt myself to their studies, but my lucky was good friends, who were also international students, Japanese senior in laboratory, and also my attened professor.
Most of my friends are foreigner. We often surprisingly experienced in japanese daily life; for example, while waiting train, they automatically got in line and gave the priority to the person who was eligible, although, in rush hour, It is too overcrowed as a packed of people in the train. Besides, when we asked for helping when getting lost, Japanese tried to help, eventhough they didn't know. Sometimes, they not only pointed to a destination, but also be a guide to there. As same as my Japanese senior in laboratory, they always supported me to manage a schedule, taght a laboratory procedure and struggled in the research, though they were not good at English.
Moreover,shall I admire my professor on this paragraph? He was a gentle and friendly man, and also experted on his interest. He strongly paid attention to his students, although he had not much time to spend. I could consult without being afraid on any mistakes, he preceived what students taugh and atttempted to explain. Furthermore, He gave an opportunity to get a scholarship on Master degree.
As the experinced, It was a great time for me during staying in Japan.

Please describe your message to people who are going to participate in this program.

If you are interested in applying any programs in Japan, let's do it, there are many programs that you can join.
If your problem is to not afford money, some programs can be supported by a scholarship to you.
If your problem is language, just read my message again and be braved on it.