Marissa Hillenmeyer (Germany)


After getting into anime with my father when I was only 5 years old, my interest in Japan grew with every day. Not only did I fall in love with Japanese pop culture like music, manga, and anime, but also the language. Because of this passion I had developed, I wanted to learn about the various facets that make up Japan as it is now.
MJSP will not only help you with your Japanese, but will provide you with the opportunity to explore Japanese culture and customs. During your 4-year Bachelor degree you will be working with world-renowned professors as you complete your education.
Recently I visited the Toyako Manga Anime Festa, a one-of-a-kind cosplay convention that takes place in Hokkaido, during a field trip and was able to experience an exciting new part of Japanese pop culture.
I am researching the deaf community in Japan at the moment. This has deepened my interest in Japanese society, and in the future I want to further my study of minority groups in Japan.
At Hokkaido University and on MJSP you will have the chance to experience multiple aspects of living in Japan and enjoying university life. Even though it might seem tough at times, it is ultimately a genuinely fun adventure.

Toyako Manga Anime Festa 2016


Entered MJSP in October 2015.