A year I spent as a Canon Foundation Research Fellow at University of Strathclyde was great and fruitful for me. I, as a Ph.D. student, wanted to understand how European researchers achieved scientific discovery/innovation and contributed to the development of science, which was enabled by the Canon Foundation. Strathclyde researchers work hard to tackle global challenges. I now understand why University of Strathclyde was included in the UK’s top 20 universities for research intensity according to the Times Higher Education’s analysis of REF2014. Another great experience for me in addition to my research activity during my stay in Scotland was to interact with many international students from different countries. I am now preparing to write the Ph.D. thesis on the basis of my studies in UK and Japan. My experience in Scotland will help me to develop my research career in the future. Many thanks for your all support.