An interview with Professor Koji Fujimoto of the Faculty of Foreign Studies’ Department of British and American Studies, was published in Mainichi Shimbun’s morning paper on Friday, October 8th.
In an interview, Professor Fujimoto spoke about Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels, incorporating his perspective on heroes and cultural differences to elaborate on why Ohtani is perceived as a hero in both Japan and the U.S.
Professor Fujimoto suggests how Ohtani is a role model for KUFS students. “Their careers might be different, but I hope that students will acquire a solid ability (knowledge and experience) to compete in a different country while they are still in college. KUFS was founded after the World War with the school motto “World Peace through Languages” to produce graduates who can achieve international success, which means that Ohtani is someone that our students should look up to. He probably was no exception to having to overcome major obstacles as he pursued his career in a different country. However, he is as successful as he is today because of his unbeatable mindset. Students, let’s continue to do our best.”