In just a few weeks, a new batch of MEXT scholars will be arriving in Japan. Just as in last year, we will be holding a set of welcome meetups throughout the whole of Japan in order to welcome them. We wish that these events become chances for current scholars and alumni who have been … Continue reading Announcement: Autumn Welcome Meetups 2018
(日本語版は下記） MEXT Scholars Association Birthday Bash★ MEXT Scholars Association (MSA) turns two this year! Come join us at the birthday bash (cum annual general meeting), and reconnect with a driven and diverse community of alumni and current scholars! What’s special this year? • A “From Scholars to Scholars” seminar, at which you get to hear … Continue reading MEXT Scholars Association Birthday Bash★
Spring is just around the corner and soon new students will come to Japan to start a new chapter in their lives. MSA is organizing welcome events for new MEXT scholars all throughout Japan from mid to late April and everyone is welcome to participate, doesn't matter if you are a new or current scholar … Continue reading Welcome Events for Spring 2018!
While almost everyone knows about the beauty of Kyoto’s Arashiyama during the day, have you ever wondered what it looks like illuminated at night? MSA’s next event in Kansai will be an outing to Arashiyama’s Hanatouro Festival, where beautiful open air lanterns, bright lights, and ikebana flower arrangements can be viewed along famous spots such as the Bamboo Forest … Continue reading Upcoming: Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatouro Festival Outing
We all know that the MEXT scholarship is difficult to get - but what we often don’t know are the wonderful things that former scholars are doing to impact society. Luke, one of these former MEXT scholars, for example, was one of the team who created the online language learning platform called "iKnow" (https://iknow.jp/). This … Continue reading Free use of language learning tool (iKnow) for MEXT scholars!
With a new year comes a new batch of MEXT scholars. And we want to welcome them as warmly as we can! Because of this MSA will be holding a whole string of welcome meetups for scholars throughout Japan. The details of which are below. Please note that these meetups are open to ANY MEXT … Continue reading Fall Intake Kohai Meetup Schedule Out!
Photo by Stefan MSA will be having our first event out of Tokyo this coming July! We will be gathering in Kyoto for the Gion-Matsuri - one of the 3 big festivals of Japan. We want to let festival to be an opportunity for scholars to get to know each other and experience Japanese culture. … Continue reading Upcoming: MSA Gion-Matsuri in Kansai!
As of today - the previous groups of MEXT Scholars Exchange Network and MEXT Scholars' Network are no more... Instead, both organizations have now merged to become MEXT Scholars' Association. The reason for the merger is simple - given similar goals (click here to find out more), why not pool our resources and manpower. Indeed, … Continue reading We’ve Merged!
Slush is a student-driven non-profit movement, originally founded in Finland, to change attitudes towards entrepreneurship. Slush connects startups and tech talent with top-tier international investors, executives, and media. In 2016, Slush brought together over 17,500 attendees from over 120 countries for the two-day event in Helsinki. Facilitating meetings between startups and investors is at the … Continue reading Slush – MSA Collaboration