Message from Mr. Sivakumar Dineshkumar

Please introduce yourself.

Name: Sivakumar Dineshkumar
Home country/region: India/Tamil Nadu
Hobbies: Travelling and Playing computer games


Please give a simple description of your work at your workplace/laboratory.

I graduated from Hiroshima university in 2016 and joined a company called HIROSHIMA KASEI in Fukuyama city, Hiroshima prefecture. The company is 70 years old and into manufacture and sales of rubber plastic products. I work as design engineer in the global business development section for the industrial products division of the company. In a more simple way, I work in both the sales department (global sales) and the design department.



What attracted you to choose HIROSHIMA KASEI as a place to pursue your career?

My company is a medium scale company, with the Industrial Materials Division having 2 plants in Fukuyama city and one plant in Bandung, Indonesia and technical alliance with companies in more than 10 countries. Even though my company is globally expanding, I am the only foreigner in the company. This was my first motivation to join Hiroshima Kasei. Being the only foreigner in the company its a bit challenging to get used to technical Japanese language but at the same time I am enjoying learning the corporate side of Japan, and also the different opportunities to work in different areas of the company.


How do you like life in Japan and Japanese culture?

Japan is a really peaceful place, and Hiroshima prefecture where I have been living is not as big as Tokyo or Osaka, but it’s a perfect place to experience both modern and traditional Japan. It is really an inspiration living at this place, considering it has been developed since then the A-bomb. This is one perfect prefecture to experience all the 4 seasons of Japan and lastly my personal favorite about this place is its delicious food called OKONOMIYAKI. Before coming to Japan, I didn’t know much about this country except for the fact that this place is the origin of all the cool electronic stuff. About the people, I always had this impression that Japanese people are really disciplined. And both of those were very true. I feel I have learnt a totally new definition of the word discipline. Each second matters in Japan!


Please give a message to students or researchers in your home country who may be contemplating studying in Japan?

I didn’t know Japanese language before coming to Japan, but I think Indians can learn Japanese naturally. I feel Indian languages and Japanese are actually, in some way, interrelated. Maybe that’s why I was able to learn the basics of Japanese very quickly. Japanese companies have been expanding their business in India and So I think Japan is actually a really good destination for education/work for Indians. Compared to the stories I hear from my friends studying/working in other countries abroad, I think Japanese people are really kind and helpful and the culture here is amazing!!