To foreign students who want to join Hori Lab.

Dear Students,

Thank you very much for your interest in my lab.

Due to lots of applications to be master course students and doctor course students, the following two conditions and one request are given to you.

(1) Japanese language: I am giving a lecture in English, but I believe that Japanese language is absolutely needed. Language is culture. We have strong connection with some industries, and make discussion in normal speed Japanese. If you can not follow it, you have a serious disadvantage. Fluent Japanese is also necessary to do teamwork job in the lab. By the same reason, I do not accept students by MEM system.

(2) Financial support: Mombusho or your governmental support is necessary. Privately supported students must face serious problem in financial aspect. You waste most hours for part-time job and can not finish the course in a normal period. It is a time consuming task also for me to write many recommendation letters for foundations.

(3) Research subject: Please state clearly what you want to do in my lab. Why do you choose me? Just to say "I am interested in Electric Vehicle." is not enough. "Control engineering" or "Robotics" are too wide. You must have read some of my past papers, and have some positive impression or your own opinion on them. Please state them as clearly as possible.

I do not accept any research students. Please take the entrance examination directly. Your understanding will be appreciated.

Best wishes,
Yoichi Hori