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Ms. Rie Otsuki

Kanebo Cosmetics Inc.
Earned master's degree in 2005

The theme of my master's degree thesis was "Estimation Method for Skin Color after Makeup." Research on the cosmetic improvements of skin color was quite rare in graduate schools at that time. However, cosmetics were familiar to me as a woman, and strongly drew my attention as a graduate work. During my senior year of undergraduate school, I began to study color information processing and image processing that are indispensable for this sort of research. In graduate school, I continued to study the cosmetic coloring and successively formulated better hypotheses based on my newfound knowledge and ascertained the validity of my hypotheses in experiments.

I presented my research results at academic conferences and discussed the results with many researchers in this field. Through these research activities, I expanded my knowledge and also enhanced my ability to think logically and explain experimental results clearly to other people. My achievements are owed to my teacher, as well as the fellow students and seniors studying in the same laboratory. I recollect that the academic environment of the laboratory gave me a supportive push even when I became discouraged.

Ms. Rie Otsuki

Mr. Yuki Kishimoto

O.E.C.U High School teacher
Earned master's degree in 2003

"Working in cutting-edge research areas" motivated me to go on to graduate school. In graduate school, I repeated trial and error until I achieved a significant research result in an unknown field that nobody had previously challenged. However the pleasure I had when I succeeded to solve a difficult problem gave me solid confidence. Presentation of my research results at academic conferences expanded my horizon through discussions with many professors and researchers in various fields of expertise. Research activity in graduate school was one of the highlights in my life.

Mr. Yuki Kishimoto