One of the keys to having a successful study experience in Japan is to actively interact with the people around you, including Japanese students, other international students, and local community members.
Initially, differences in customs and thinking may pose obstacles to such interaction, but once you develop an understanding of those around you, it will be much easier to connect with them.
Try to interact with many people on and off campus by participating in events hosted by your lab or faculty/graduate school, the exchange programs run by Center for Global Education, university clubs and sports teams, events sponsored by your municipality, and other such opportunities.
1) One-to-One Exchange Program in Japanese
An exchange program between international students/researchers at UTokyo and Japanese local people/community.
For those who would like to have a cultural exchange on Kashiwa Campus, click HERE for One-to-One Cultural Exchange Program (Kashiwa).
2) Language Exchange Program
How about finding a language exchange partner at the bulletin board?
[Find a partner in Hongo and/or Komaba Campus] Language Exchange Program
[Find a partner in Kashiwa Campus] Language Exchange Program
3) Other Programs
You can find various cultural exchange programs on-campus!
Chinese Conversation Club「中文茶话会」
One-to-One Cultural Exchange Program (Kashiwa)