Seven professors from Beihang University visited our institute, one of whom used to work together with us. It has been half a year since she left.
She received her Ph. D in China, came to Japan with her husband, and had worked in Japan for five years. Now she is an associate professor in the university in Beijing.
The Chinese professors had lunch together with us.
Three out of seven professors spoke good Japanese, because they used to study and work in Japan. It is not common now to find Chinese professors speaking Japanese, because Chinese students and researchers tend to go study in the US.
The Chinese dean told us that researchers who had lived in Japan sort of drew each other in the department.
It is nice to receive foreign guests with some experiences in Japan, feeling that we have something in common. Possibly, the two laboratory will work together in some future.