On Sunday, the 8th of April the MSA Kansai Team met with 28 MEXT scholars to celebrate the start of the spring semester and to pre-welcome the newly arrived scholars in Kansai. The event started at 1 pm near the banks of Kamogawa; this river is an integral part of the student life in Kyoto. … Continue reading Cherry Blossom Meeting in Kansai
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!
With over 6,000 factories located in Higashi Osaka, this city contributes to the highly competitive edge of Japan’s manufacturing. On the 3rd of February, the MEXT scholars had the honor and privilege to visit 6 different factories. They were guided by highly skilled specialists in their various fields. Kyokushin Gas Equipment Plant, Ltd. The first … Continue reading Welcome to Higashi Osaka – The City of Premier Craftsmanship
On Saturday, the 20th of January, 2018, the MSA Kansai team organized a visit to two important landmarks in Kyoto; the Seimei Shrine and the Imperial Palace. 8 people attended the event despite the frigid winter. Gu, a Master student in Kyoto University, from China and Marcela, a Master student in Doshisha University from Chile … Continue reading New Year Shrine Visit in Kyoto
On the 9th of December, MSA organized the Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatouro Festival Outing. Over 40 people, led by Kansai committee members, Chika and Daniel, first went over to the famous Togetsu bridge to see the mesmerizing, hand-made laterns. Along the way, everyone got to know each other, learning about each other’s schools, studies, and respective … Continue reading Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatouro Festival Outing
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
On Sunday, 12th of November, the MSA Kansai team organised an outing to enjoy the autumn colours of Kyoto. The chosen location was Mt. Hiei, a popular destination to enjoy the changing colours. In the afternoon, 20 scholars assembled at Demachiyanagi station in Kyoto. It was a good mix of scholars from Osaka and Kyoto. The … Continue reading Autumn Outing To Kyoto’s Mt.Hiei
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!
On Saturday, 5th August the Kansai Team of MSA organized an evening hang-out to enjoy the brilliant display of fireworks in Kobe Port area. Every year on the first Saturday of August around 10,000 fireworks are blasted into the sky and they flower into a dazzling spectacle of colors. This year was special, as it … Continue reading Kobe Port Fireworks Festival Event
On Sunday, 16th July, 2017 the Kansai division of MSA organized an evening walk to the Gion-festival in Kyoto. Despite the bad-weather with occasional heavy downpour, 33 people joined the event. It is important to note that this was one of the first MSA events in Kansai and so, the support shown by the fellow … Continue reading Gion Matsuri!