I would like to thank several people that helped me to start my project.

Firstly, I warmly thanks Professor Gentiane Venture from Tokyo University of Agriculture and technology that will supervise me during my PhD and gave me the opportunity to fulfil it.

Then, I thank also professors Pierre Renaud from INSA of Strasbourg and Rossi Setchi from Cardiff University that recommended my application.

My Japanese teachers, Sylvain and Shunsuke, for their help. But also the YouTube lessons of Julien Fontanier (in French).

All my Japanese friends that help me to practice Japanese and welcomed me in Japan.

But also Dôtanuki for the calligraphy of the logo, that represents my name in kanji (施明恩).

Finally, my familly that always supported me.