Netta Julia Hongisto

Before starting my studies at Hokudai, I was not quite sure what to expect as I had never been to Japan before – however, I fell in love with Sapporo starting from the first week. MJSP’s wide variety of courses and great teachers have helped me to learn a lot about my strengths and interests: because of this, I especially enjoyed doing independent research. After four fruitful years at MJSP, I have reached a high level of Japanese, made friends with people from all over the world and learned to see my own country from a completely different perspective. I will continue my studies at Hokudai’s graduate school to learn more about EU and Japanese relations and international policy. 
(Netta Julia Hongisto, Class of 2021, Finland)