Lives of the Nikkei scholarship 'Dream Come True Project' students ～ Hiroshi Kawata
Why did you decide to study in Japan?
I lived in Japan when I was child, but as the main reason was because the techniques in Japan is way developed in the Engineering field.
How is your life in Japan?
In the beginning is not easy. Takes time to get used to some cultural differences and having people which you can rely far from you is also a bad thing. Of course, they are many good points. However, my daily life summarizes in going from home to university for now, so I may not be a good judge to opine about it.
Besides it, the NFSA and Volunteer activities is a good experience to have contact with people you would not usually be in contact with.
Tell us about your present study or research.
I`m researching about robots which assists humans, as well as the human simulation model.
Did your consciousness as a Nikkei change in any way through studying in Japan?
Until when I was in Brazil, I never heard the word Nikkei. The reason is because when I lived in Japan I was treated as Foreigner, on the other hand, when I was in Brazil, I was treated as Japanese. So joining in this scholarship, I realized that there are many, which is like me.
What is your dream for the future?
My dream is to be a better professional as Engineer. Also, develop new technics and robots based on what I learned culturally and technically from Brazil and Japan.
Please give a message to students who are considering studying in Japan.
It is a great opportunity! However, I recommend to prepare yourself for it.