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Franziska Buenzli

Final Report

Preface
Swapping fork and knife for chopsticks for a total of 15 months would not have been possible without the financial support of the Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce (SJCC). I herewith want to sincerely thank the SJCC Scholarship Fund and its Chairman, Mr. Paul Dudler, for granting me a scholarship and enabling me to discover the many facets of a fascinating country while growing on a personal as well as on a professional level. I highly appreciate all advice and encouragement received from Dr. Felix Moesner, Science & Technology Attaché of the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo. Furthermore, I would like to express my gratitude to Mrs. Yu Serizawa, Secretary-General of the STS forum, for giving me the great opportunity to contribute to the success of the Fourth Annual Meeting, and Mr. Takashi Ōhama, former Program Officer of the STS forum, for enabling me to gain insight into a wide spectrum of processes and tasks. Many thanks to all the people I had the privilege to meet in Japan and who gave me their time and advice and offered me their friendship. Last but not least, I thank my family and friends for their constant love and support. I would very much like to pass on my knowledge and provide information to future scholarship recipients. Please do not hesitate to contact me ([email protected]) if you have any questions.