Prof. Tohsato from Ritsumeikan University
We interviewed Prof. Yukako Tohsato from Ritsumeikan University, who has been using Kiara for long now.
■About Prof. Yukako Tohsato
Prof. Tohsato’s research focuses on the development of information processing technologies to understand and predict biological phenomena as systems. As a science-phobic author, I can briefly explain that she is a great professor working in an advanced biotechnology laboratory!
What problems were you experiencing before Kiara?
As we have a partnership with a Chinese university, international students who have learnt a little Japanese are regularly assigned to our laboratory, but I felt that it was difficult to make intuitive decisions when sharing information in Japanese, and that the content was not sufficiently communicated.
How exactly does Kiara solve this?
Kiara is very helpful for us to be able to convert our announcements in Japanese into Chinese immediately. The international students also feel more comfortable using Slack than talking orally, which I think is thanks to Kiara’s features.
If you were to recommend Kiara to a friend, who would be the right team?
I think it is suitable for Japanese universities because they accept a certain number of international students, especially from Asia. English can be managed at school level, but I think it is an essential tool for a mixed team including people whose mother tongue is not learned as a language.
Thank you very much, Prof. Tohsato!
You can find the summary of Prof. Tohsato’s research in the following.
■Present specialized field
※ This is excerpt from Ritsumeikan University Researcher Database
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