My most memorable moment from the workshop was the night before the presentation day, where most groups spent time at the hall trying to have a last spurt to complete the presentation slides. Even though it was not a formal academic occasion, the fact that participants still gave their best to make a decent presentation really impressed me.
Participating in the workshop has helped me to be humble and listen better to your team members and reminded me to give an equal chance to everyone in the team, even though when their voice is small. It was my first time working with Japanese university students and that definitely gave me a lot of confidence to make connections with Japanese people in my university and later, in my workplace in Japan.
How to make the best use of everyone’s expertise and make everyone feels included has been an important discussion in modern workplace and society. In ASJA workshop, participants are given the chance to work with people from different background and experience, and I think that helps to prepare the participants to step into the reality of a modern and global society.