MSA Rafting Trip @ Okutama, October 20th 2018

On Saturday, the 20th of October, the MSA Kanto team organized for the first time an exciting outdoors activity: a half-day whitewater rafting trip at Okutama! The idea was to offer an opportunity to our community members to get together and try something fun and energizing, that complements the very insightful job-hunting, research and networking scholarly … Continue reading MSA Rafting Trip @ Okutama, October 20th 2018

MSA Welcome Meet Ups Autumn 2018

From October until November MSA held welcome meet ups in Hokkaido, Kanto, Kansai and Kyushu. We hope that everyone enjoyed the meet ups and made new friends and would like to thank everyone who participated and contributed in making every single one a success! To give you an impression of the events, here are some pictures … Continue reading MSA Welcome Meet Ups Autumn 2018

Birthday Bash / Annual General Meeting 2018

To celebrate our successes and share our plans for the future the MEXT Scholars Association held its second Annual General Meeting on the 25th of August, 2018. It was attended by over 50 members from various fields including business consulting, pharmaceutics, software development, and B2B manufacturing. Representatives from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, … Continue reading Birthday Bash / Annual General Meeting 2018

Kobe Port Fireworks Festival 2018

On 4th August 2018, 12 MSA members from the Kobe, Kyoto and Osaka region (students from Kobe, Kyoto, and Osaka University) witnessed the annual Kobe Port Fireworks Festival, which began at 7pm. The Kobe co-oroganizers arrived at around 2pm to secure a nice and comfortable spot to enable smooth team bonding and perfect sky viewing. The atmosphere … Continue reading Kobe Port Fireworks Festival 2018

Scholars to scholars: In conversation with Arianne Dumayas

Background Arianne Dumayas firmly believes that Japan is a land of opportunities if you are open to explore different possibilities. With this outlook, she was able to finish her studies and secure an academic position in Japan. Arianne is originally from the Philippines and came to Japan as a MEXT Scholar in 2008. She currently … Continue reading Scholars to scholars: In conversation with Arianne Dumayas

MEXT Scholars Association Birthday Bash★

(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★

From Scholars to Scholars in Kansai

As international students in Japan, questions such as ‘What are the options I have once I graduate?’ lurk in the mind of almost every scholar. As the country goes through the process of internationalization, the importance of answering these questions are increasing day by day. MEXT Scholars Association understands the gravity of this situation and … Continue reading From Scholars to Scholars in Kansai