I am really glad I had such an opportunity of visiting KGU.
It was a really wonderful experience, both academically and culturally.
Academically, I not only learn a lot from the well-prepared lectures, but also from the experiments, equipment showcasing and visiting cites. The cite visiting of Spring-8 is particularly impressive for me, professors of KGU taught us a ton while walking us through the cite, I learned things like the principle of acceleration of atom (through playing with a set up simulating it.) and one of the experiment Spring-8 is conducting is mimic the high pressure and temperature of earth’s inner layer and core to study the various kind of stone form in different depth and their property and composition! In my opinion, all of these experiences also showcasing how Japanese education really empathizes on the application of knowledge learned!
Culturally, except from a peek into everyday life by living in Japan for a week, the day of Kyoto tour was really impressive, we had a peak of Togesuto-Kyo bridge, wonderful launch, and beautiful tatami room and a walk-in a Shinto shrine which grew lots of Hydrangea with various color due to different PH of the soil according to the professor!