Message from Mr. Natarajan Prakash

Please give a short introduction of yourself.

I am Prakash, a third year doctoral student in GSST, Shizuoka University, Hamamatsu campus. I am come from India and completed my master’s course in Anna University, Tamil Nadu, India.


What is your favorite thing about Hamamatsu City?

Hamamatsu is having a lot of beautiful things to say start from people, natural places, weekend spots etc., It is one of the city where we can find traditional as well as modern people.


In what way has your impression of Hamamatsu City or Japan changed since coming here?

From the first day, I always feel comfortable with the Hamamatsu atmosphere or Japan. But very few time I have struggled because of the language or some cultural difference.

What attracted you to choose Shizuoka University as a place to study?

Shizuoka have had a MOU with my previous university. My current supervisor is very kind man and also he is doing the research what I wanted to do. Research Institute of Electronics, it is one of the best institute of pioneering research in electronics in Japan. Nearby industries like Honda, Hamamatsu photonics have a good attraction for further carrier searching personal.


In what way did you adjust yourself to Japanese culture?

I felt Japanese and Indian culture are very similar to many aspects and I haven’t changed much to adjust the culture.


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

Country is peaceful and people are polite. The country gives freedom to work on their own and professor-student ratio is very less and the interaction is that they give importance to you and your ideas.