Five students will begin their weeklong study trip in Japan today, with hopes to build new friendships and acquire new experiences.
“This is the first time for all of us to visit Japan and we are really excited,” said Politeknik Brunei paramedic student Aiman Nurhadi bin Abdul in an interview with the Bulletin before their departure on Saturday.
“We hope to establish new friendships with Japanese students as well as learn their culture first hand.
“We also hope to promote Brunei Darussalam in our presentation to Japanese students,” he added.
Meanwhile, mechanical engineering student from Universiti Teknologi Brunei Lim Zhi Jian @ Nathan said he hopes to gain some ideas for his final year project.
“My final year project is designing an offshore container for oil and gas, so I hope that this trip will help.”
Nathan and Aiman Nurhadi will be accompanied by UTB students Nur Alifah Amira binti Haji Abu Bakar, Daren Tang Jia Xien and Muhammad Aminin bin Haji Azlan.
Assistant Manager in Business Relations for Mitsubishi Corporation Brunei Liaison Office Hajah Rohayati binti Haji Damit will also join the students on their trip.
The week-long trip, sponsored by the Japan-Brunei Friendship Association, will see the students visiting Rikkyo University and University of Aizu, Sodegaura LNG terminal, Tsunami Disaster Memorial Museum, and other sites of interest.
Deputy General Manager of Brunei Liaison Office of Mitsubishi Corporation Naohide Koyutaka saw the group off on Saturday.