"THIS scholarship is the seed of all the outstanding achievements the recipients have achieved".
These were the words of Japanese Ambassador Eiichi Oshima during the farewell of six Japanese government scholarship students yesterday.
Mr Oshima said he was delighted to note that his government continued this scholarship program since its inception in 1982.
He was hopeful the recipients would make use and treasure the opportunity and remember they were chosen out of many applicants all over the world.
Adi Miriama Drauna, a scholarship recipient, said she hoped to be well-equipped with knowledge when she returned to Fiji.
The 21-year-old will undertake research study in health science and nursing at the University of Tokyo from next month to March 2015.
Her proud mum, Losalini Drauna said she was very proud of her daughter's selection.
"I have been told by the Japanese Embassy that my daughter is very lucky to be able to study at one of the best universities in Japan," she said.
Prena Chand, a project officer for the Global Climate Change Project at the University of the South Pacific said she was very lucky to be chosen.
is also one of the recipients of the scholarships.
"I am very excited to be chosen as one of the recipients of the Japanese scholarship and I hope to bring back what we lack in Fiji which is being an expert in my field of study," she said.