Leadership – Kansai Team

The Current EXCO of Mext Scholars Association Kansai Team are:

Anirban CHAKRABORTY

Head of Kansai Region

Nationality: Indian

School: Kyoto University / PhD

Arrival in Japan: 2015

Anirban’s research area is earthquake engineering and current focus is on quantifying the resolution reliability of seismic hazard maps.

Duygu SAHIN

Deputy Head of Kansai Region

Nationality: Turkish

School: Kyoto University / PhD

Arrival in Japan: 2017

Duygu is studying dynamics and causal analyses of neural activities by simultaneous EEG and fMRI.

Devangi YADAV
External Relations Officer

Nationality: Indian
School: Osaka University / Undergraduate
Arrival in Japan: 2015
Devangi is Pursuing a Bachelor’s in Electronics, interested in Economics, Social Entrepreneurship and bringing a positive impact in society.

Noémi-Tiina DUPERTUIS

Event Coordinator

Nationality: Swiss

School: Kyoto University / PhD

Arrival in Japan: 2014

Noémi is interested in livelihoods problems and adaptation strategies among the Chin ethnic group living in the mountainous area of Western Myanmar.

Jyven TAN Ghee Wan

Finance Coordinator

Nationality: Malaysian

School: Kyoto University / PhD

Arrival in Japan: 2012

Jyven is currently working on Motor Neurons Disease Modeling for physiopathological studies. She enjoys dancing when she is not working in lab.

Yee Kien CHONG

Media Coordinator

Nationality: Malaysian

School: Kyoto University / PhD

Arrival in Japan: 2015

Yee Kien is interested in understanding potential genes that play important role in controlling the immune response.

Fabian HIA

Media Coordinator

Nationality: Singaporean

School: Kyoto University / PhD

Arrival in Japan: 2015

Fabian’s research area lies in uncovering the molecular mechanisms of how the human body regulates inflammation.

Daniel Dariusz BALDYS

Event Officer

Nationality: Polish

School: Ritsumeikan University / Masters

Arrival in Japan: 2017

Daniel’s interest lies in analysis of the Japanese attitude and behaviour in International Relations, based on“white books” by the Japanese Ministry of Defence.

Chika KONDO

Event Officer

Nationality: American

School: Kyoto University / Masters

Arrival in Japan: 2017

Chika’s research interests includes minority farmers, food sovereignty, and agroecology in the United States and Japan.