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.
I am studying business administration at Keiai University. This is because I wanted to own and manage my own shop after graduation. There are two reasons why I chose to go to college in the first place. Firstly, I wanted to go to the same university as the friends I studied with. Secondly, at first I thought about starting something on my own right away without going to university, but I thought it would be a big risk not to understand the economic system in Japan, so I chose to go to university to study first.
Q.What are your goals and dreams for the future? Please be as specific as possible.
My future goal is to run my own shop. I don't want to be in a position to be used by others. However, running a store is "easier said than done". You need a lot of things like funds and contacts. I'm not yet ready to think that concretely about the future, but if I do what I can do now, I think we'll get closer to making it happen.
Q.Please give some advice to students who will join TCJ in the future and current students based on your experience.
It's up to you to decide who you want to be and what you want to do. But don't forget, it's the role of the student. Of course it's good to have a fulfilling life, but don't forget what you need to do so that you don't end up regretting it in the future.
I was at JLPT N5 level before I entered the Japanese language school, but I worked very hard during my first year at TCJ. I was able to pass N1 and receive a scholarship. This is a proud moment for me. Finally, even a slow thinker like me was able to pass N1 in one year, so I am sure it is not difficult for you.