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!
On the 24th of June, MEXT and JASSO co-organized a reception for MEXT scholars in Kobe filled with speeches by MSA and MEXT representatives, cultural programs and opportunities for networking for MEXT scholars in the Kansai area. Of course, MSA was also present with its very own booth; answering questions, spreading the word and encouraging … Continue reading Reception for MEXT scholars in Kobe on the 24th of June
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!