Honda Y-E-S Award in India
Partnership with Honda Cars India Ltd.
* Information concerning affiliation/profile of the awardee is current at the time he/she received the award.
Y-E-S Award Plus Recipient
Host institution/organization in Japan:
The University of Tokyo
Institute of Science, Center for Socio-Global Informatics
Prof. Yoichi Sato
On the Open Campus Day, I also got a chance to know about the research work of other labs and interact with their lab members, which was a great experience. The cultural experience was also very enriching. I got to visit explore many new places, experience many new things and make a lot of friends. As I said, Japan has a lot to offer and it is very difficult to experience it all in such a short period of time. I was able to visit many places in and around Tokyo, but my personal favourite were Odaiba and Yokohama. I was specially mesmerized by the cruise during the night. The food on offer is also great, specially if you’re non-vegetarian. I was really amazed by the variety of dishes I can find and I was always amazed by the taste as well as the attention to detail in each dish. My personal favorite was all the different kinds of Sushi. It was quite different than what I am used to eat and I liked it a lot. The Japanese culture and its people are definitely it’s best part. Even though Japan is technologically so advanced, it is still nourishing its vast heritage and culture. This is something you don’t see anywhere else on globe. Japanese people are very helpful. Starting from my lab members to people I used to meet while visiting places, everyone is always eager to help you in every way possible. Everyone is very honest and hardworking. Hence, over the course of time I developed a lot of respect for the Japanese people and their rich culture.
I developed some lifelong bonds with the place and its people. I would really love to visit Japan again. Thank you so much, Honda Foundation for making it possible!