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  1. Career
    1. My One and Only
    2. Interning at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo
    3. S. Takata Memorial Research Library and My Research Theme
    4. Building a Career in Japan - Don't let the Japanese people beat you in linguistic skills and cultural comprehension -
    5. 67 years after World War II
    6. What is a life plan? From the National Bar Exam to becoming a painter
    7. Job-hunting experience note -Receiving a job offer from the first-choice company is not a dream-
    8. Job-hunting experience note -Self-analysis is about "Constructing one-self"-
    9. The skill-levels of world-class top talents are extremely high. That is why, in order to compete against the world, ambition and aspiration is necessary.
    10. Japan's passport did not come falling from the skies. Fight now for the respect of the future Japanese.
    11. OECD Internship Report
    12. Settling down in Waseda
    13. Be true to yourself, boldly step forward into the things that excite you!
    14. Job Hunting experience notes
    15. In Finland, as an Artist and a Researcher
    16. Using My experiences from Waseda,
    17. Waseda:An everlasting bond
    18. Recent report from Denmark
    19. Submission from WiN member (Recent Report)
    20. Memories of Waseda
    21. My experience at Waseda
    22. My time at Waseda University
    23. Teaching Position at Korea University
  1. Event Reports
    1. C21 Tokyo Challenge
    2. Enjoying a taste of South-East Asia: Vietnamese Bánh Mì Sandwiches and Milo
    3. Looking Back on the "Go Global Japan" English Presentation Contest
    4. Student Visa Day at the American Embassy
    5. 3rd Place Finish in the "Hong Kong Cup"
    6. Students' Day at the American Embassy
    7. ASIAN STUDENTS ENVIRONMENT PLATFORM 2012: Environmental field studies by students from Japan, China, and Korea
    8. Reflections on the Universitas21 Undergraduate Research Conference 2012 Part 2: Non-academic conference learning
    9. Reflections on the Universitas21 Undergraduate Research Conference 2012 Part 1: Academic conference learning
    10. The 7th Foreigner's Traditional Japanese Dance Exhibition: Waseda University student performers' questionnaire interview
    11. [Event] Universitas 21 Undergraduate Research Conference 2012 at Waseda University - ended in a great success!
  1. Gourmet
    1. What Do You Do With a Major in Ramen?
  1. Others
    1. "Ship for South East Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP)"
    2. Exchange Students from US Reunite at Waseda after 30 years
    3. "Like" WiN on Facebook!
    4. WiN Blog starts
  1. Sports
    1. Learning How "To Think" Through Waseda University's Track & Field
    2. Participating in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
    3. "Participating in the XXV Winter Universiade Games (2011/Erzurum)"
    4. My experience with Waseda's American Football Bukatsu
  1. Study Abroad
    1. Shifting Cultivation and the Challenge of Sustainability in Mopungchuket Village, India
    2. Building the TOMODACHI Generation
    3. Kakehashi Project Report
    4. The Double Degree Program at Peking University
    5. Camping and Snowshoeing in Canada
    6. An Encouragement of two-stages approach to study abroad
    7. Studying abroad in Brisbane, Australia
    8. A new kind of Study Abroad
    9. 14-Day Short term Study Abroad Program in Chowgule College, Goa - "What can I do? What can they do? What can you do?"
    10. From Tsugaru strait to the African highest peak Kilimanjaro
    11. PIANO LINE -Seattle Study Abroad Chronicles-
    12. In Finland, as an Artist and a Researcher
    13. What I learned about China through Shanghai Fudan University
    14. Why are those who've experienced study abroad programs a little different? -Full Japanese SILS student reveals the whole story of studying abroad -
    15. China, The Neighboring Country You Do Not Know ~ My Encounter at Peking University ~
    16. Study Abroad Experience Notes
    17. C'est la vie! This is life! Work hard, Play hard.
    18. Study abroad @ Taiwan
    19. Study abroad @ Beijing
  1. Study in Japan
    1. Visiting the Prime Minister's Residene
    2. IPS Summer School 2016: Culture Meets Culture
    3. The World is Smaller than We Think
    4. Waseda Summer 2016
    5. The Opportunity of a Lifetime
    6. Experiencing Village Life at Kijimadaira
    7. A Fantastic Opportunity
    8. A Rewarding Experience
    9. An Amazing Experience
    10. Take Me Wonder by Wonder
    11. I Couldn't Ask for More
    12. Another Kokusaibu Story
    13. SAKURA Exchange Program in Science
    14. I Want to Go Again!
    15. More than Good Sushi
    16. Immersive Experience into the Japanese Culture
    17. 40 Years of Memories in a Photo
    18. Experiencing Everything First Hand
    19. Waseda Summer Session wasn't like any other Summer Camp
    20. Looking Forward to the Past
    21. Weeding a Rice Paddy ~Field Trip to Niigata~
    22. Japan Study Students to Waseda: A message from the class of 1983-84
    23. Developing Medical and Welfare Robots ~The Challenges of Kabe Laboratory, Faculty of Human Sciences~
    24. Recollecting experiences of Exchange Programme at Waseda
    25. Kuroda Kazuo Interview: About Studying in Japan
  1. Volunteer Activity
    1. Taking the first step in volunteering
    2. "Volunteer experience in earthquake-hit area Natori"
    3. "The Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Volunteering"
    4. How my perspective changed through volunteering
    5. Tohoku Volunteer
    6. Great East Japan Earthquake    "Fumbaro East Japan Support Project"

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Waseda:An everlasting bond

Profile
Name: Tang Chunhui
Nationality: China
Enrollment at Waseda: April 1998 to March 2000
Affiliation at Waseda: Graduate School of Commerce
Field of Research: Marketing Management
Research Supervisor: Professor  Nagamitsu Miyazawa
Current Residence: Tokyo, Japan
Current Affiliation: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.・Wellness Business Planning Dept.
Current Responsibilities:
As a development marketer, I am mainly in charge of the following three areas.
① Forming product development plans (short-term): Creating product development plans in order to meet operational goals
② New product development: Proposing new products and conducting specific developmental tasks
③ Developmental follow-up for existing products: Conducting developmental follow-up such as optimizing manufacturing material specifications for existing products, and renewing products in accordance to legislative changes
There are always several themes being promoted at the same time, so I always aim to maximally utilize everybody's skills and bring together the various related parties both in and outside of the company. In my job, I use both Japanese and English, but neither is my native language. At first, I worried about whether what I wanted to say was being clearly communicated, but with experience such worries disappeared. Now I feel that intercultural communication is my strength.

Why and how did you choose your current job?
Since I was a graduate student, I was determined to experience real business in the business world after studying at the Graduate School of Commerce. Through my life at Waseda University and through my research, I felt that Japan was a country that is very easy for the average person to live in. There are no wars or ethnic/religious conflicts, the gap between the poor and rich is not severe, and people have secure living conditions. Also, cities are clean, and infrastructure such as public transportation and public services are developed. There are many with high levels of education, and individuals can work and live under good conditions based on their own merits, even if they are without privilege, wealth, or connections. That is why I wanted to work in Japan.
I visited many companies and went through the exact same job hunting process as native Japanese students. I received three "naitei" (tentative job offers) of which two were from Japanese firms and one from a foreign firm. I finally decided on the Ajinomoto Co., Inc. since it has launched its company from Japan to conduct business globally, and puts emphasis on human resource development for their employees.

What incident at Waseda University left the greatest impression on you?
Participating in a debate group between undergraduate students and graduate students as part of the graduate student team left the most impression on me. At the time, low-malt beer had been newly introduced into the market, and Kirin was among the first to launch their "Tanrei (Nama)". Undergraduates and graduates were each given a position to debate whether this was a good strategy and whether Kirin would beat Asahi through this strategy. Each group conducted research into the Japanese beer market and beer companies, and lively debate was engendered.
Through this debate group, I was able to apply the knowledge gained to real-life case studies, and I was also able to interact with undergraduate students. Later, when I was doing a part-time job as an undergraduate exam proctor, I met one of the undergraduates from this group and was able to wish them luck on their exam. I also met others when I was job-hunting, and we were able to encourage each other. In such ways, the connections made through this group have continued.

Why are you glad to have studied at Waseda University?
There are many people who are active in various countries and industries that have graduated from Waseda University. Waseda University serves as a common background, and graduates often help and support one another. There are also many international students who have studied at Waseda University. When I met with a lawyer in the United States to discuss some business, I found out that this lawyer had also studied abroad at Waseda University. We felt such a sense of affinity and the business discussion went very smoothly after that. I am very glad to be a member of this vast human resource network by studying at Waseda University.

Message to WiN Members
It becomes difficult to keep in touch with former classmates and professors once you graduate, but now we can easily catch-up and share information through WiN. Let's all utilize this network together.

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In front of my office,  I am on the right.

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At a business meeting with a French manufacturer. I am in the front row, the second from the right.

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