AFAM Person of the month - October
Dr Emmanuel Jesuyon DANSU
Degree : PhD(Information Sciences)
Course of study : Mathematical Biology/Sociology
Country : Nigeria
Arrival in Japan : April 4, 2017
Q & A with Dr Emmanuel Jesuyon DANSU
Tell us about your experience in Japan :
Living and studying in Japan was an exceptional experience, to say the least. There is a lot to learn in Japan by merely observing the people and the environment. More so, I was able to network easily with people from all over the world as I joined the African Association of Miyagi (AFAM), Tohoku University Foreign Students Association (TUFSA), TEDxTohokuUniversity. Interestingly, I held leadership positions in all three organizations. This really helped me to learn to work with people from diverse backgrounds. The soft and hard skills I have acquired in the last three and half years are quite impressive. I think everyone on earth should visit Japan at least once in their lifetime.
What about your AFAM experience ? :
My AFAM experience began with a welcome party by the Mori Group for all international students that arrived in Spring 2017 at the Tohoku University International House Sanjo 1 Lobby. During the event, some AFAM executives, including the President, came to introduce themselves to all of us new African students. We were 4 in all from Botswana (1), Cameroon (1) and Nigeria (2) . I became actively involved in AFAM by, first of all, helping to reserve Sanjo 1 venues for activities and later on serving as Deputy General Secretary (2018-2019) and General Secretary (2019-2020).
Do you have anything you like doing in your free time ? :
Meeting new people, Reading biographies, Seeing sights
Can you share with us, your future plans or goals ? :
I have a strong affinity for the academics. In fact, I was already into the academia in Nigeria before coming to Japan. So, I am returning to the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria and I hope to collaborate with my friends from all over the world. Overall, I look forward to becoming a renown professor and also the UNO Secretary General.
And finally, whats your favorite quote ? :
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care”
- Theodore Roosevelt