When I was a freshman, I had a chance to meet Japanese students in my university in China. Interacting with Japanese students made it possible for me to know some knowledge that can be learnt in a textbook.
Especially, from these of Japanese students, I learned about the excellent life style of Japanese university students and longed for the experience. In addition, there were many things different from daily life in China, such as transportation, shopping, and eating.
In my third year of University, I was very happy to discover that I can study for one year at Kobe Women's University as an exchange student from April 2019. I would like to cherish this opportunity. I will do my best to understand Japanese society and culture more deeply by experiencing student life in Japan for one year. In addition, as a student majoring in Japanese, I would like to reconfirm the
knowledge about Japan that I have studied until now, by living in Japan for the first time.
From June to September this year, I participated in an international student internship organized by The Consortium of Universities in Hyogo. During the internship, I practiced at Zippertubing(Japan), Ltd. for 5 days. Thanks to this precious experience, I learned a lot.
First of all, from the seniors who work as foreign national employees, I learned that it is important for a foreigner to make use of the advantage that foreigners have, like the knowledge of cultures and laws in our country, the ability of our mother language, etc.
At the same time, it is necessary to value Japanese and Japanese corporate culture. Zippertubing(Japan) valued teamwork and communication with colleagues and the seniors always greeted each other with a smile. Last year, I had an internship at a Japanese company in China, but there was no greeting culture and I was always aware of competition there. I found that what was valued was different between Japanese companies in China and Japan. And I was able to profoundly understand that smiles can lead to a comfortable working environment for employees and help to make the development and provision of products that meet customer needs.
Last but not least, even if we become a member of society, we should switch on and off to maintain concentration, and work efficiently.
In addition, through this training, it became clear that there are still many fields that I do not know, such as product knowledge. In the future, I would like to continue to do my best to improve myself with the motto of “I continue learning as long as I live”.
This year, I have participated in classes at Kobe Women's University. Besides this, I lived in Japan, and went travelling many times, which helped me experience various things that I can only experience in Japan. These Experiences in Japan have made it possible for me to understand Japanese society and culture. And the experiences are certainly useful for future employment and life.
After graduation, I would like to work in the manufacturing industry or IT industry, and to do a job in which I can make use of the Japanese language I have learned. I would like to use the experiences of study abroad in my job hunting activities or future work.