Member's Voice

FY 2019
  • Cherrie May
    Current Affiliation :
    RIKEN, Metamaterials Laboratory
    Country/Region :
    Republic of the Philippines (University of the Philippines)
    Name : Olaya

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

Sakura Science Plan (SSP) paved the way to my first visit in Japan. From this experience, I was able to see first-hand what it's like to do research in Japan. I was also able to meet people that has greatly inspired me to do further research here. In a way, through the Sakura Science Plan, my perspective on how research is being conducted greatly broadened. This strengthened my desire to pursue a career in research.

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

Life in Japan is completely different from the Philippines. However, my colleagues and my mentors here are definitely guiding me as I adjust not just in my research work, but also in my day-to-day life.

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

Grab every opportunity that will help you grow in your chosen career. These opportunities will help you grow in your chosen field and as a person.