I am Hailong Xin from Shenyang, the largest city in Northeast China. Now, I am studying as a Ph.D. student in Prof. Takashi Ohshima’s lab. I joined this excellent research group in October, 2016. This is my first time to live in another country, actually, in another city. Because I was born in Shenyang and grew up in the same city all the time. At the beginning, I felt a little bit nervous but more excited. Then my life in Japan started quite smoothly with the help of my professors and our group members. Very luckily, on the recommendation of Prof. Ohshima and Kyushu University, I was financially supported by Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation from last year, which could help me concentrate on my research without any financial burden. The research topic I am focusing on is about the development of practical and meaningful organic chemistry reactions. Hope after achieving my Ph D degree, I will continue my research life somewhere else. Japan is one of the most advanced countries, where so many young scientific researchers are eager to study. That’s the exact reason brought me here. Additionally, it’s important for us as a foreign student to make balance between research and life during our stay in Japan. Please try to enjoy the science as well as daily life. I actively attend every single party or activity held by our group. The past almost two years are really enjoyable and fruitful. Time flies! My final Ph.D. year is coming. I will keep working hard and treasure every moment in our lab.