"As I gear up to move to Japan next year, my excitement knows no bounds"

– "My goal is to become a mechanical design maestro at my company, blending my strengths with companies to make a global impact" –


Global manufacturer engaged in the integrated development, design, and manufacture of sanitary product manufacturing machines, with a focus on disposable diapers

Fascinated by various machines and technologies since he was a child, he decided to major in mechanical engineering. In his graduation research, he actually developed a mower powered by sunlight as a team project. Proficient in 2D drawings in AutoCAD, 3D modeling, and Python, he is very interested in Japan and values problem solving and teamwork.


Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University
Mechanical Engineering

My Journey to Discovering Japan 

A decade ago, a friend introduced me to the world of anime, sparking a fascination that changed my life. I found the emotions and growth of the characters in anime and the complexity of the stories fascinating and it drew me into the culture behind them. This curiosity soon blossomed into a love for Japanese songs and a determination to master the language. Armed with the “Genki” textbook, I dove into learning Japanese, driven by the dream to immerse myself in this vibrant culture. My passion for mechanical engineering and Japan’s reputation for cutting-edge technology further fueled my ambition. I knew then that Japan was where I wanted to build my future. 


The Turning Point with ASIA to JAPAN 

It was a friend, already thriving in Japan, who introduced me to FAST OFFER. His success story inspired me to join and improve my Japanese. Surrounded by like-minded individuals all striving toward the same goal, I found a sense of camaraderie and purpose. Each day of practice brought me a step closer to my dream of working in Japan. 


The Challenge and Triumph of Online Interviews 

When I first received the invitation to interview, I was extremely nervous. I meticulously prepared, predicting questions and honing my responses. I prepared myself to be able to answer these three questions- “Self-Introduction,” “Why do you want to work in Japan,” and “What do you want to do at the company?”.  

The support from FAST OFFER was phenomenal – it wasn’t just about preparing for an interview; it was about building a support network. As a result of the weekly orientation from my mentor, interview practice with my Japanese teacher, and even a Final Year Project check, I improved my speaking ability, which I had always been self-conscious about. Although my first interview with a company didn’t go as planned, it was a valuable learning experience. It taught me the importance of building a genuine connection and passion for the company’s mission.  

My subsequent interview with a different company was a different story. I leveraged my prior experience, demonstrating my genuine interest in their technology, which led to a successful job offer. The encouragement from my mentor during moments of doubt was a guiding light. When I received the offer letter, I first reported it to my mother. She was very happy.    


Looking Ahead: My Vision for the Future 

As I gear up to move to Japan next year, my excitement knows no bounds. I’m not just continuing my Japanese studies; I’m diving into offline mechanical design classes and keeping physically fit for the challenges ahead. My goal is to become a mechanical design maestro at my company, blending my strengths with companies to make a global impact.  

I too get sad when things don’t go the way I want them to, but that is only temporary. I’ve learned that temporary setbacks are just stepping stones. It is very important to face your shortcomings and work hard to overcome them actively. To all aspiring dreamers, remember: if you stay persistent and never lose hope, your aspirations will become your reality. To everyone out there chasing dreams – keep fighting! 

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A master's student majoring in mechanical engineering at the University of Tokyo graduate school. An excellent student with academic performance GPA of 4.0 / 4.0 at graduate school. In graduate school, he studied the adsorption properties of water for a type of porous material called "MOF (Metal-Organic Frameworks)" using a molecular simulation method. He has excellent and abundant experience as a researcher, having been selected as a research intern at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, the University of Alberta, and the University of Tokyo. For one year as an engineer trainee at a major German specialty chemicals manufacturer, to review and verify existing safety valves against external fires based on API 521, create material balance and energy balance of the plant, and improve the efficiency and capacity of the plant, as well as experience proposing new ideas to improve plant efficiency and capacity.

After working in industrial automation in his native Lebanon, he came to Japan to go on to graduate school. Researched robotics at Ishiguro Laboratory, Osaka University. The research theme is modeling and force estimation of an integrated static-electron hybrid linear actuator. Currently, he plans to study as a research assistant until September 2021. While having a cheerful and friendly personality, he also has a serious side that allows him to hold discussions. He’s studying Japanese, but his conversation ability is N4 or higher. Arabic and English are native.

My major is aviation engineering, but I am also interested in mechanical engineering classes. He is an intern and has experience in designing mechanical lines at SOLIDWORKS. His research is on the mechanical behavior of metal lattices with different topologies under quasi-static compression by laminated modeling, under the guidance of professors and doctors. He is cheerful and energetic, and has a strong desire to complete conversations and descriptions in Japanese.

After graduating with a BA in Economics from the University of Waterloo, Canada, he completed a Master's degree in finance and timber management at Boston University. In graduate school, I focused on the management of study rooms and conducted research to analyze the industry and demand. Currently working in finance for a state-owned company in Shanghai. In the past, he also had internship experience in risk management and analysis at a securities company in Shanghai. I have acquired JLPT N1 and can use 3 languages, Japanese, English and Chinese.