Voices from Participants

Voices from Participants

Others Program in Japan

Interview with Mr. Thomas Gonda, a Participant in MIRAI2018

Mr. Thomas Gonda, who visited Japan through the MIRAI program in 2018, is working as a Research Intern at the RCA-IIS Tokyo Design Lab which is a design project jointly established by The University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science and Technology and Royal College of Art in London. ―Why di...
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Others Program in Japan

Interview with Ms. Anastasiya Saukova, a Participant in MIRAI2018

Ms. Anastasiya Saukova, who visited Japan through the MIRAI program in 2018, is studying Japanese as a second foreign language at university. She won the third place in the Japanese Speech Contest hosted by the Embassy of Japan in Belarus in this March. ―Why did you participate in the MIRAI progra...
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JENESYS Program in Japan

Interview with Ms. Mary Joy Tabal, a Participant in JENESYS2.0

Ms. Mary Joy Tabal, who took part in the JENESYS2.0 sports exchange program for marathon runners in September 2014, is currently training in Japan for Tokyo Olympics qualification. She is a Filipina marathon runner who took part in the Rio Olympics in 2016. She won a gold medal in the women’s mara...
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KAKEHASHI Program in Japan

Interview with Ms. Lilly Hart, a Participant in KAKEHASHI Project

Ms. Lilly Hart, who took part in the KAKEHASHI Project in June 2014, is currently studying at the Inter-University Center (IUC) in Kanagawa. ―Why did you participate in the KAKEHASHI Project? I participated in the KAKEHASHI Project because as a student, I really wanted to work and live in Japan in ...
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Others Program in Japan

Interview with Mr. Kilian Schmidt, a Participant in MIRAI Program

Mr. Kilian Schmidt, who visited Japan through the MIRAI program in 2016, is participating in an internship program at JICE. He wrote down his experiences with MIRAI and what brought him back to Japan and to JICE. Why Japan? Japan is a country, a theme and a thread effecting and shaping my life si...
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JENESYS Program in Japan

Interview with Mr. Sok Piseth, a Participant in JENESYS2.0

Mr. Sok Piseth, who took part in JENESYS2.0 (Media 9th Batch, Jan. 26- Feb. 3, 2015 from Cambodia), was elected as a grantee of “Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS)” and is currently studying at Kobe University Graduate School. He kindly took some time to be interview...
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JENESYS Program in Japan

Interview with Mr. Saroeun Punhavan, a Participant in “JENESYS Programme”

Mr. Saroeun Punhavan, who took part in “JENESYS Programme” (November 19-27, 2010), was elected as a grantee of “Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS)” and is currently studying at Tokai University Graduate School. He kindly took some time to be interviewed by e-mail, ab...
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JENESYS Program in Japan

Interview with Ms. Aparazita Rahman from Bangladesh, a participant in JENESYS 2.0

Ms. Rahman, who took part in the JENESYS2.0 (SAARC the 1st Batch, May20-25, 2013) as a member of Japanese Language Learners from Bangladesh revisited Japan to submit paintings to “Bangladesh New Artist Group Exhibition” in Tokyo. She kindly took some time to be interviewed by us, about her paintings...
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JENESYS Program in Japan

Interview with Mr. Shakar Bhattarai from Nepal, a participant in JENESYS2017

―Tell us how you went about getting your job at Rakuten. I’d been always interested in working in foreign IT business, and I found Rakuten on a career website. After participating in JENESYS program, I applied for a position of the company and they gave me an interview in Singapore, which went reall...
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KAKEHASHI Program in Japan

KAKEHASHI Program in Japan /Working youth from the U.S., January 2018

I am glad we had the opportunity to learn about Japanese foreign affairs and politics. During the trip, we were discussing how Japan views the U.S. and the fact that it is a young country having a better understanding of Japanese policies and their history helps us learn what we could do within the ...
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