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In the morning, there were presentations by nine Ph.D students. They did well. All the teachers and students showed themselves including me. In the afternoon, I went to see an otorhinolaryngologist to have my nose checked. On the way back, I filled up the tank of mini, too. After coming back to my office, I was discussing with a student of mine, who is in the second grade of a master course. He is having hard times finding employment next spring after his graduation. In Japan, students look for employment during their school days, and start working right after the graduation. If they cannot find a job before graduation, it could … Continue reading
The parents of my Ph. D student living in Shzuoka prefecture have been in Kofu for a couple of days to attend his graduation and to help him move from his apartment. This evening, they visited me. It was my first time to meet them. We had a pleasant conversation. I wished luck to my students. The parents gave souvenirs to me and to Katya. A bottle of sake, “Isojiman“, for me. For Katya, a box of strawberries, “Akihime“. . They were very big and sweat.
It was a graduation day today. From 10 Am to 4:30 PM, people were giving speeches and diplomas, celebrating students with good grades, taking group pictures, etc. I was involved in many ceremonies. After all those, bachelors, masters, and Ph. D students, and professors took two buses and left at 5 PM for Isawa in Fuefuki city, a hot spring area. It took 20 min from the institute. We arrived at a hotel, Keizan. It was sort of a fancy hotel. Inside the hotel, dolls for Girls’ Day were displayed. A woman was playing the Japanese harp to welcome us. The party room was of a Japanese style. The foods were good. … Continue reading
One of the research groups invited me to a graduation party at Monojiya in front of Kofu Station. I went there for the first time. It was decorated in an old way. Nearly 30 people joined the party. Today is White Day in Japan, when a guy sends a girl present. This year, I gave Katya a Starbucks’ portable coffee mug.
A master degree student came back from his trip to Italy. He brought me a box of chocolates. It could be the first time to be given Italian chocolates for a souvenir. I opened the box. It was a fig chocolate, with a rich taste. The student is now analyzing and arranging his data before his graduation.
E-mails come during the weekend, or people send e-mails that they did not send during the weekend when Monday comes. So Monday morning is not a very pleasant time to open up the mail box. I received abstracts for the meeting in China, and I had to arrange them in order. For my research project, the office asked me to prepare another documents. I need to prepare documents for the graduating students. And so on. I did not come back home for lunch and kept working. I finished lots of the works and happily went left the office.
After the business trips, I always become busy because of the jobs not having been finished during the trip. Today, therefore, I was busy again. The student who is graduating with his master’s degree is now in Italy. The one who is getting his bachelor’s and who went to Kyoto together with me has left for Australia. These are the last trips before the graduation. I hope they are having a good time.
I stayed in my office. I slept a bit with my head on the desk. I am working on the schedules of my project for the academic/fiscal year 2012 starting from April. The deadline has passed. In the morning, I received an e-mail telling me to finish them as soon as possible. So I kept working. A bachelor student I am instructing carried out his rehearsal for the graduation presentation right after lunch. The presentation was not very bad, but it needed to be modified. While I was working, the student came in to my office for the discussion. We talked a lot about how to understand his data. We … Continue reading
In the morning, I had a meeting starting at 9 AM. About 20 students and teachers discussed about the researches students perform. From 10:30 AM, I started working on the payments of my project, adding those from 5 institutes. I had no time and did not go home for lunch. I bought a lunch box at seven-eleven. From 2 PM, professors and researchers from an automobile company had a meeting. At 3 PM, I finished two documents for the students’ graduation. At 5 PM, students and I had a meeting for my project. From 6 to 7 PM, I taught students English. I left the office at 8 PM. I … Continue reading
2 PM A student is graduating with his master’s degree this March. He asked me to help him with his 20-min presentation for the graduation with a research associate. “I will be ready for the rehearsal by 7 PM”, he said. 7 PM I called to the student. He said “Please wait for another hour”. 8 PM ”Please wait for another hour”. I called Katya telling that I would be late. 9 PM ”Please wait for another hour”. I called Katya telling that I would be very late. 10 PM ”Please wait for 15 min more”. I called Katya telling her to go ahead and sleep. 11:15 PM The rehearsal started. 3 AM … Continue reading