Jason Shin, who combined his studies of engineering and Japanese as a student at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, returned to campus this spring to offer encouragement to current UW–Madison students.
Today, Shin runs his own company, Takamoto Electric, based in Tokyo, Japan, which designs and produces LED lamp modules for many Japanese car models. The 45-year-old CEO wants to help students advance on their own professional paths.
Through the International Internship Program (IIP), he set up two internships – one focused on engineering and the other on office management and finance – with Takamoto Electric. In addition to professional and technical skills, Shin required his interns to have at least four semesters of Japanese language instruction.
During his recent visit, Shin sat down for a interview.
Shin also sat in for a Japanese language class, taught by Professor Junko Mori.