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4月は忙しい【Busy April】

posted Apr 21, 2018, 6:24 AM by Yoshitaka Uchida



   I have been so busy and cannot believe it is already the end of April. In the last fiscal year, five students graduated from the team. I feel like there were a lot of things I failed to teach but I really wish their best for their future. A Japanese fiscal year ends at the end of March so my schedule has been very tight so far. Writing something like this suddenly brings back a lot of good memories with them. I do miss them. 

   Many new projects have now started. One related to the recovery of degraded soil, another about natural farming and the other is related to the use of animal excreta. We have been researching these topics for a few years but now the projects are actually starting more seriously. We welcomed new students from other parts of Japan as well as from overseas. I am looking forward to seeing they learn a lot of new things. 

   Also, my lecture schedule is tight too since new students started in our department. Students in our University determine their departments when they enrol the second year. Thus, they suddenly start learning about "agriculture". I hope they will like the topic and will continue learning. I heard there is a huge competition to get into the department which I belong to. Thus, they are good students indeed. However, I want to note that a person's reputation or achievement is not really related to their ability to get good marks. When a person becomes adult, others see his/her value in different ways. It is important that each student will realise this as she/he ages in University...