What is your motivation for coming to Japan?
I decided to study abroad in order to study fashion while working in Korea’s wholesale district, Dongdaemun. When deciding on where to study, I decided that I wanted to study at Bunka Fashion College, which has the third-best facilities and materials in the world, and so I decided to study in Japan.
How do you like the 2 years at TCJ?
It was tremendous fun～( ´ ▽ ` )ノ
Not only the teachers but also my classmates were all very kind and I was able to study thoroughly. When I had just arrived and knew nothing of Japan, my teachers and classmates helped me tremendously. I really liked my kind teachers and classmates.
What is your future plan?
In the future, I would like to open my own store in Japan.
Please say something to TCJ students.
To current TCJ students:
I come to Japan to study at TCJ so that I could enter a particular vocational school, but when I began my studies at the vocational school, what I felt was that, “Studying at a Japanese language school determines your proficiency in the Japanese language; how well you can understand Japanese.”
Your Japanese language skills may improve while you are working at a part-time job or after entering vocational school, but not by very much. I don’t think you can say that you understand Japanese if you are simply chattering away without any linguistic foundation. Even today, I wish for even one day when I could just be taught Japanese all day long.
Studying may not be interesting. Tests may be difficult. However, please study hard now, while you are enrolled at a Japanese language school – you will absolutely not regret it. Good luck!
Please also tell TJC students about Bunka Fashion College’s courses.
I enrolled in Fashion Marketing and Distribution Department, and in my second year I pursued the Fashion Stylist course out of three available courses. In the Fashion Stylist course, you incorporate the latest fashion information as quickly as possible as you study, and so everyday we analyzed world fashion collections as part of our studies. After graduating from the Fashion Stylist course, I advanced to the third year instead of seeking employment.
My specialization was Fashion Directing (in the Fashion Marketing and Distribution Department) and I studied such aspects of fashion direction as the work of fashion editors, fashion product planning, and brand design.