Q.What kind of career path did you take after graduating from TCJ? Also, please tell us the reason why you chose your career path.
After graduating from TCJ, I went on to study at Takarazuka University's Graduate School of Media Arts. I am preparing for a job at a video game company while studying picture books under a professor of illustration. At the graduate school of Takarazuka University, I am able to take classes in the field of games as well as illustration. I decided to study at Takarazuka University because I am not a specialist in the field of games, so I thought it would be very useful for me.
Q.What are your goals and dreams for the future? Please be as specific as possible.
After graduating from graduate school, I want to work for a video game company. Right now I am studying picture books and preparing for a job at a game company. It is not my dream to get a job, but I believe that it is an essential step towards realizing my future dream. In the future, I would like to become an illustrator and focus on my own creative work. Through my work, I want to help heal the stressed out people in today's society.
Q.Please give some advice to students who will join TCJ in the future and current students based on your experience.
Before I came to Japan, I chose TCJ from many schools. Looking back on it now, I feel really lucky that I was able to come to TCJ. First of all, I have to say that the access to the school is very convenient. The building is right in front of the train station, so close that I didn't have to open an umbrella on a rainy day ( lol ). For example, my instructor helped me a lot in writing my research proposal and interview practice. What impressed me most about TCJ was the care and kindness of the teachers. When I first came to TCJ, I was still not able to speak or hear anything in Japanese. But I passed the JLPT N2 after 6 months, and I passed the N1 after 12 months. I think that is thanks to my teachers.
Also, I wasn't confident in my writing skills because I always got a B or C in my essay writing. However, my teachers were always there to help me. Eventually, I won a prize in a national high school and international student essay contest organized by Takushoku University. I really want to thank my teachers at TCJ. Thank you very much.