A Unique Trip to Japan


Sougato Chowdhury(Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune)

The summer of 2019 was quite a memorable experience for me, due to the UTRIP program.My research project dealt with tsunami simulation, under the supervision of Professors Shingo Watada and Kenji Satake.Although, before coming to the University of Tokyo, I had a very rudimentary idea about workings of a tsunami, under their guidance I soon developed a very clear picture.In the course of six weeks, the program treated us to a variety of unique experiences, from a short yet helpful Japanese Language course to an authentic tea ceremony.Apart from the various amazing events and trips, our accommodations were convenient and we were given ample time to explore Tokyo on our own.We were also given a glimpse of research in fields other than our own. Overall, it was a great environment for an aspiring scientist.

With my professor and lab mates






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