Ryotaro Meshino says he turned down other European clubs to join Hearts on loan from Manchester City.
The 21-year-old playmaker signed for City from Gamba Osaka on the Premier League's August deadline day.
Subject to international clearance, Meshino could be involved in Saturday's Premiership game against Hamilton Academical at Tynecastle.
"I visited many clubs in Europe and I felt that at Hearts, it was the best feeling," he told Hearts TV.
"The people at the club really wanted me to come here and this was the most important thing when I visited.
"I'm an exciting player who dribbles and wants to assist my team-mates and also score goals."