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

Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support x MSA: Find your mission workshop

We thank everyone for being a part of the event and turning it into a great success (despite the heavy rain). We have had an amazing turn out of MEXT scholars and alumni. A quick snap of the event: Alba told her amazing story of how she moved from biotechnology to entrepreneurship and what she … Continue reading Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support x MSA: Find your mission workshop

Job hunting in Japan as an international student

SUMMARY Be aware of the fact that the job hunting cycle is entirely different from most other countries in the world. More specifically, job-hunting can start as early as the summer two years before you graduate if you graduate in spring. The situation for students graduating in autumn is more complex. The typical Japanese job-hunting … Continue reading Job hunting in Japan as an international student

Slush – MSA Collaboration

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