Mr. Wei wants to continue his efforts to support Japanese companies with digital transformation. And he says that this is motivated by his desire to give back to Japan with what he learned there.
“I decided to study abroad in Japan because Japan had the skills to rival the United States in the field of chemistry. Those skills made me a professional who can contribute to society. By living in Japan, I became aware of the urgent issue of digital transformation that Japanese society as a whole is facing now. I want to be part of the solution to that and help improve Japanese society. I hope to continue living in Japan as that sort of presence.”
And he told us that the gratitude that he feels is not only for Japanese society but also for those who studied abroad in Japan like him or who want to learn in Japan.
“There are many things that I’ve gained through the Panasonic Scholarship, but I think one of the unique things about it is that it provides ‘learning outside of study.’ Thanks to the extra time I gained from not having to work part-time, I was able to not only concentrate on my studies but also meet people, expand my horizons with those people, and have all kinds of experiences. Those experiences allowed me to broaden my view, think, and imagine a version of myself that’s useful to the world. Through the social experiences provided by the Panasonic Scholarship, I even got to harvest cabbage in a field. That lead me to take on a perspective that allows me to understand modern Japanese agriculture with a view of what it’s like on the field. Nothing went to waste. Young people today also need the valuable experience of studying abroad and an environment where they can value their time. If there’s ever an opportunity for me to support that, I’d like to take it on, just like the senior alumni who encouraged me when I switched careers to consulting. Being aware of ‘connecting roles’ like that may be one of the great treasures I gained from the Panasonic Scholarship.”