Simulation and Emulation of life in Tokyo, Japan
I am not fond of stories. But, today, I remember some memories from the past. Those are the personal experiences I had during the days of my postdoctoral research stay in Tokyo, Japan (2000 - 2002).
Based on my experience, I can say that "Life is first a simulation (learning) and then an emulation (implementation) of different behavioral actions."
It is my personal experience with simulated emulations with life.
Allow me to describe it without any inhibitions.
I worked for my research with a professor at The University of Electro-Communications on a Japanese Government Scholarships
I availed myself of a Japanese Government Scholarships and visited the Japanese university on leave from my scientist job in the ministry of defence, India (2000 - 2002). It was not difficult to get selected for an international scholarship. But, getting my leave sanctioned from a government job for going abroad was tough.
Finally, after resolving all dirty processing tits bits in my Indian office under Defence Research & Development Organization, headed by the late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who later also became the President of India, I could arrive at the dream place of my research study!
The University of Electro-Communications (UEC) is situated in Chofu, just about fifteen minutes away by local train from the central Tokyo railway station named Shinjuku.
The current university facilities and infrastructure are highly sophisticated. Interested readers and prospective students may look at the information from the university's official website and its YouTube channel.
Image 02: Source video "Profile of "The University of Electro-Communications" Tokyo Japan." More information at the UEC website.
The city of Tokyo is beautiful. It has both urban life and calm country life on the outskirts of the city. There are high-rise buildings and scenic gardens full of greeneries.
Image 03: Source video "Profile of "The University of Electro-Communications" Tokyo Japan." More information at the UEC website.
The university campus is situated very near the Chofu railway station on the Shinjuku Keio Line. Chofu is quite developed and clean. The municipality of Chofu looks after the town.
There is a beautiful botanical garden near our university campus in Chodu, Tokyo. A garden is a place of frequent visitors during the weekends. The name of the garden is called Jindai-Ji botanical garden.
Image 04: Source "Jindaiji Temple Chofu."
There is an old temple called the Jindaiji temple. Old and young people visit the temple during the weekends. On the new year's day, one may expect a big crowd in all temples in the town.
Image 05: Source "Jindai Botanical Garden."
Our life in Tokyo was very enjoyable. We learned many new things other than language. We were taught Japanese songs. There were many outings in karaoke restaurants along with the teachers. We were introduced to the Japanese culture and lifestyle.
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All the research students have to take a mandatory Japanese language course because life in Japan requires the Japanese language. Without knowing Japanese, it isn't easy to survive in day-to-day communications in the university as well as in the marketplace, bank, post office, etc.
In the beginning, we were seven students in the Intensive Japanese language course. After two weeks, two more students joined and the class strength became nine. We were from different countries - Bangladesh, China, India, Lithuania, Mongolia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Sri Lanka.
We were five girls and four boys in the Japanese language class. Five teachers taught us five days a week. The class used to start sharp at nine in the morning. There used to be a lunch break for about one and a half hours. The lectures used to continue up to five.
I must admit that my experience of living and studying at a Japanese university was full of fun, and recreation, that I can never forget.
I learned a new language and carried out research works in the cutting-edge technology area of information phonics and optical signal processing. In terms of practical learning, I received tremendously from all the simulation and emulation exercises in UEC, Tokyo.
Image 06: Source video "Profile of "The University of Electro-Communications" Tokyo Japan." More information at the UEC website.
I mixed with students from many countries, made friends with them, and exchanged our respective cultures and knowledge about life. The living experience, along with a bunch of international students, was rewarding for my entire life.
My entire stay in Tokyo, Japan, is once in a lifetime experience I always cherish.
I acquired new experiential knowledge and added many new skills to my belt.
Before visiting Tokyo, Japan, I used to see photos and videos about Japan but didn't have a first-hand experience of life there. Now I have a first-hand knowledge due to direct exposure to the place and people.
I will write these stories of "simulation and emulation of my life in Japan."
Please watch out for the future episodes of this series.
Image 07: Source video "Profile of "The University of Electro-Communications" Tokyo Japan." More information at the UEC website.
I am a hardcore technology researcher and contribute to the overlapping areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics).
I have experience working on cybersecurity and information security, specifically graphical authentication security.
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June 28, 2022