I'm Shao Chenzhong, a D2 student.
On March 14, 2017, I went to Toyama University to join the IEEJ 2017 conference. After about 4 hours’ trip by Shinkansen, I arrived at my hotel near Toyama station at 5 pm.
At 5 pm, the sky was still bright and the weather was good. So, I took out my sport clothing and went jogging. My plan was running to the Gofuku Campus of Toyama University, checking the conference place and running back to my hotel. I am always afraid of getting lost in a university.
Along the way, I saw a lot of scenery,
beautiful Toyama Castle beside a lake,
and Toyama bridge.
I also saw the streetcar which is one of the characteristics of Toyama.
After a while, I reached the Gofuku Campus and saw the guide board for IEEJ 2017.
After checking the conference place, fortunately, it was easy to find, I run back to my hotel. Took a shower, ate noodles, watched TV, prepared my presentation and then went to bed.
Nice view, tired trip and good sleep.
The first day of the conference was nothing special. I listened to many presentations. Most of presentations were in Japanese. Thanks to my CASIO electronic dictionary, I can understand part of the contents.
On the second day, there were some special speeches including a speech about PlayStation VR. Although I forgot what the speaker talked about PlayStation VR, after listening to this speech, I planned to buy one. The following shows some pictures near the special speech place.
(Toyama Castle again)
On the evening of the second day, we had a social gathering meeting (懇親会). In this meeting, I met Muroyama-sensei and Nonomura-sensei, saw some wonderful Toyama special programs and ate a lot. The next day was my turn to make a presentation, so I needed a good sleep, but it was hard (I was nervous).
At 4: 30 pm the third day, finally, I finished my presentation. The speaking time was OK. I answered two questions, one from Nonomura-sensei and one from a person of Tohoku Electric Power. Thanks to the translation of Muroyama-sensei, I think the question session was also OK.
At 5 pm, the IEEJ 2017 conference ended. Then I went to eat the famous black ramen (noodles). It was delicious, but salty. I doubt the black soup was soy sauce.
After eating, I took the Shinkansen to go back. When I arrived at Sendai, it was almost 11 pm. That night I slept very well.
This three days’ conference gave me a wide view about electrical researches. And Toyama is a beautiful place to visit. If you have time, I suggest you to taste the black ramen of Toyama.