A new project “Navigators,” launched by the Office for Global Relations, has finally selected a total of 42 students/administrative staff/academic staff as the role models of internationalization at Nagasaki University.

Those who have been selected as “Navigators” engage various forms of internationalization while enrolled in Nagasaki University: some organize beach cleanup activities believing that such daily practices will contribute to solving global environmental problems, while others can function effectively in intercultural settings with their positive mindset.

Such examples provide an alternative view on the existing concept of “internationalization,” usually defined in terms of language proficiency or overseas experiences, and inform us of novel ways we can navigate and get connected with the increasingly globalizing world.

A listicle of the 42 selected “Navigators” with their short biography is available below.

Li Zhenhua

Take one step further into the new world!

Santa Mariko

Fascinated by the ideal of multicultural coexistence

Kobayashi Taishun

Passing the ocean without pollution to the next generation

Kawakami Hinako

Starting from familiar environments and working toward solving global issues

Onishi Kentaro

Unexpected forms of internationalization starting with daily life

Kai Koyuki

Solving social problems, self-development, and connecting people in international cooperation

Shimokawa Mizuki

Grasp needs and quickly respond to them. Regret failing the new challenges rather than maintaining the status quo.

Kohori Azusa

Out of your comfort zone

Hashimoto Kazuki

Identity as “Japanese” found through adversity

Thanawat Khongyot

Giving never ends, happiness will be stayed around you

Bundutidi Gloria Mavinga

Work hard, stay disciplined, and be patient. Your time will surely come

Syed Shabbar Hussain Shah

Launching gatherings for international students to alleviate their feelings of the lonliness


Hosting outdoor activiteis to connect international students and Japanese students

Inohara Ayami

Continue to seek and work for various forms of peace

Saihanjuna X

Attending to people moving across borders

Yasuda Jiro

Strive to conquer viral infections as a researcher

Komatsu Satoru

Keep moving forward to make the world better

Suzuki Akiyoshi

Connecting and bringing smiles to people around the world through “Planetarity”

Mori Motonao

Smash Capitalism, demolish empires, and disestablish higher education systems!

Hosoda Naomi

Lessons learned from immigrants: the meanings of border and the future world

Tanabe Shuji

Catalyzing both chemical reactions and people!

Nishikawa Takafumi

Connecting the world with bridges and technology

Nakamura Keiko

Taking a step to turn ideals of a nuclear-free world into reality

Takamura Noboru

Seeing the world as a specialist in radiation exposure medicine

Masuda Ken

Learn from the past, analyze the present, and shape the future as a cultural anthropologist

Kondo Chieko

Passion for Research to Stop Global Warming

Takahashi Jumpei

Building bridges through smooth communication with Russian-speaking countries

Kawamura Arinori

Reflecting the self and others through a perspective of law

Nakamura Risa

Live this day as if it were your last: finding offense and defense between host and parasite

Sakuda Eri

Fascinated by light and darkness: creating beautifully glowing molecules

Kondo Yoshiko

A real Navigator who travels the five oceans for research

Soutome Sakiko

The secret to advancing research is never-ending questions and the desire to help patients

Tanaka Takako

The keys to clinical and research are smiles, relationships, gratitude, and challenges

Sunhee Suk

Nagasaki, a city that connect the modern with the ancient and opens doors to the world

Konishi Yuma

Redefine the role of society through research and practice on poverty

Hirano Yuko

Medical Sociology looking at society and medicine 20 to 30 years ahead

Takahashi Keiko

Aiming to realize a society where all mothers and babies can live healthy lives

Yoshino Ryuji

From Nagasaki to Africa!

Fukushima Masako

A professional in international collaboration practices with JICA

Miyata Yuki

Contributing to world peace and environmental protection through risk management

Nakandakari Misuzu

Almost no term of reference! Paving the way for international researchers.

Ogata Rie

Bring creative ideas to international academic collaboration!