Went to a building in Tokyo and greeted by a fellow Malaysian who follows me on Instagram. Sat down and had a quick chat with her, an economics graduate from a Japanese university in the north, also Malaysian government scholar, who’s now working in Tokyo.
She asked me where I was studying and I told her and she was like:
“Hitotsubashi! OMG that’s a really good school! You must be brilliant to enter!”
Is it really? I asked her. Because prior to Japan I’ve never heard of it.
“Yes it is!!! OMG I wish I could masuk Hitotsubashi, ok. Please be proud that you’re in Hitotsubashi.”
If you say so.
Later, in a bus, someone was asking me where I am currently studying and I told her.
Then she told Mama, who was sitting across me that I must be very smart HAHAHAHAHA.
So this is the Hitotsubashi reputation that our faculty (also Hitotsubashi graduates) was talking about. They’re not just saying it.