Even in the unprecedented situation with the coronavirus pandemic, the Vulcanus in Japan programme for 2020-21 is ongoing. 21 participants never gave up on their hopes to go to Japan.
They decided to remain in the programme and have been motivating themselves by greatly adapting to the new normal. They enthusiastically started the Japanese language course remotely from September 2020, in spite of the big time difference between Japan and Europe. Because of their diligent efforts, the online Japanese presentations on 10 December 2020 resulted in a huge success. Their amazing progress wowed the audience including the guests from their host companies in Japan. Not all the participants have yet been able to go to Japan due to the current entry ban, however, they are impatiently waiting to fly to Japan right after the entry restrictions are lifted while continuing to attend the online language course to improve their Japanese further.