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Brian Lee

Biotechnology Specialist

“The firm has taught me that I still have a lot of room for improvement. I have been made aware of my strengths and weaknesses.”

How were the Firm-organized relocation arrangements to Osaka during the Covid19 global health pandemic like?

Moving to a different country is usually difficult, but the Firm did well to make sure the relocation was smooth. Thankfully, I had help with this process.

How was Japan in reality to what you had imagined before you arrived?

More or less the same, since I have traveled to Japan before. Living here was not as convenient as I thought it would be.

What were the initial difficulties of adjusting to life in Osaka?

The language barrier was the most difficult part of adjusting to life in Japan. Even simple tasks such as calling the gas company or rescheduling a delivery were awkward and challenging.

How would you describe co-workers when you arrived?

They are hard-working, insightful and reliable. I hope to learn more from them.

Please provide an example of the interesting technologies that have you worked on?

Engineered erythrocytes for use as artificial antigen presenting cells for modulating immune responses.

What is the best thing about being a part of a global team?

Being part of a global team provided me the opportunity to meet people from different backgrounds and cultures. Occasionally, you'll get to try out new cuisines.

When I am not at work, I ...

catching up with sleep, playing games, eating voraciously.

What are the challenging or difficult aspects of your work?

I found managing my time and the workload to be very challenging, especially since we have to produce high quality work while having to constantly take in and process new information.

I am looking forward to experience ...

traveling to more places in Japan.

What is the most important thing that working at SY has taught you about yourself?

The firm has taught me that I still have a lot of room for improvement. I have been made aware of my strengths and weaknesses.

What is your most treasured possession that you've obtained during your stay in Japan thus far and why?

The memories with the friends I've made here.

What advice would you give to a potential new colleague?

It is important to never give up when things get difficult - focus on improving yourself and keep on learning.

What's been your proudest professional moment since working here?

When the client acknowledged the effort we put in to review a case, and agreed wholly with our proposal.

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