International Students Meet the President
29 May: Overseas students had a very special opportunity to understand Japan better when they met with Kochi University’s President Wakiguchi. The 27 students hailed from China, Mongolia, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Serbia and Australia, and several teachers and administrative staff also took part. To begin, President Wakiguchi gave a presentation on the Japanese Mind, featuring Bushido as its origin. At one point a student asked the President, “Japanese often do not talk to the point – how can I communicate with them?” His advice was as follows: “We Japanese do tend to suppress our emotion, but please understand that the people of Kochi are very kind and keen to look after you, so you shouldn’t hesitate to communicate with them positively.” The overseas students expressed their appreciation of this precious opportunity.