Message from Members

FY 2019
  • Lakshmi
    Current Affiliation :
    University of Toyama, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Laboratory of Synthetic and Biomolecular Organic Chemistry (SBOC)
    Country/Region :
    Republic of India(Acharya Nagarjuna University, College of Pharmaceutical Science)
    Name : Perumalla Hema Naga

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

Sakura Science Plan helped me to visit Japan for one week. That one week program changed my life and my goals. Previously I had not had any thoughts of studying in other countries. After my visit to Japan my thoughts and my way of thinking was totally changed. In that one week program I visited the university laboratories, pharmaceutical research institutions and industries. I was very much impressed about the research works, the methods of research followed here which was so technical and the equipments used here which were so modernized. Speaking of my life in Toyama in general, the public transport system was very comfortable and safe because of the well-established signalling system. Not only these reasons but also the climate and surrondings in the Japan made me study here. Finally I applied for the Toyama prefectural scholarship and was awarded that scholarship. Now I am so happy to stay and study in Toyama city.

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

Japanese people are so polite and helpful. I already visited Japan for one week. In that one week I had an opportunity to know more about the culture and way of lifestyle of Japanese people. Though I am a vegetarian I am trying to taste different kinds of Japanese food. The weather is so nice in Toyama compared to my native place and I learnt how the people of Japan maintain cleanliness in their surroundings. My professor and my laboratory friends are very helpful and they are always supporting me whenever I need any help. Because of the Toyama Prefectural Scholarship I got an opportunity to do my research in the very well-equipped laboratory. After my Sakura Science Plan visit I informed Prefectural Government officials about my wish to study in Toyama. And I also requested them to suggest any Japanese scholarships to me. Finally I got to know about the Toyama Prefectural scholarship to me. Because of not having any Japanese language knowledge, I had a bit of problem in the earlier days, but the staff of Toyama Prefectural Government helped me a lot. In September, I came here and joined in the Japanese language classes. The Japanese teaching techniques are very new and innovative. My professors are teaching many things other than studies. They have been teaching me about manners in Japan and Japanese culture as well. They are so kind and I feel as if they were my parents. The university is very pleasant to study in and the facilities here are modernized. Along with my studies I am also interested in participating in events. My laboratory Japanese friends are very helpful. They always invite me to go out together for the events and parties. I have to be thankful to the Toyama Prefectural Government and the Sakura Science Plan for giving me the opportunity to be in Japan. Here the activities and health awareness programs make me understand that why Japanese people's lives are so healthy.

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

My suggestion is that students should show more interest in study in Japan. The Japanese government may increase the scholarships if more number of the students show their interest towards studying in Japan. You need to keep ready with your research area and let the professors in Japan know about your research study. I will always let the people know about the scholarships through the Facebook or other social media. People should keep checking the Japanese international student scholarship sites. Most of the scholarships will be released in the month of April. If you want to study in Japan, it is better to learn some basic Japanese language before your arrival in Japan. And it will be much better if you know about the culture, food and weather of Japan.