In April MSA held welcome meet ups in Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, Kansai and Kyushu. We would like to thank everyone who participated and contributed in making every single meet up a success! To give you an impression of the events, here are some pictures: Hokkaido Tohoku Kanto Kansai Kyushu Thank you to … Continue reading Welcome Events Spring 2018
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!
We thank everyone for being a part of the event and turning it into a great success. There was an amazing turnout of more than 130 people from all around the world. There were many charismatic speakers in the event. Stéphane Emmanuel Fouché shared the journey of his career in Japan, and one of his tricks to … Continue reading Career Design Studio: Pitch Yourself Boot Camp
On the 16th of December, the Kanto Regional Committee organized a year-end party for MEXT scholars and alumni at a pizza parlor in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo. The party had a total attendance of 28 people, of which 5 were alumni. The majority of attendees were newcomers to Japan, who had heard about the year-end party at … Continue reading End of Year Party in Kanto
On the 18th of November, MEXT and JASSO co-organized a reception for new MEXT scholars in Tokyo. At the reception, the scholars were enlightebed by the speeches given by representatives from MEXT, JASSO and MSA. They could experience the Japanese culture through events like the demonstration of Japanese tea ceremony. They could also get to know … Continue reading Reception for MEXT Scholar in Tokyo on the 18th of November
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
MSA co-hosted TOKYO KAIGI Conference 2017 on the 30th of September, in coordination with partner organization ZESDA. First, panel discussion was held among notable speakers (see below) on the theme “the Future of Cities”, focusing on Tokyo’s urban development after the 2020 Olympics. Next, participants took part in group discussions about such urban issues as … Continue reading Tokyo Kaigi 2017
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!
Happy Birthday to MSA! MEXT Scholars’ Association turned 1 on the 17th of June and what better way to celebrate than with a big cake surrounded by old and new friends! MSA organized a birthday event at the Omotesando Oval Building in Shibuya filled with both opportunities for experience exchange and for networking with fellow … Continue reading MSA Birthday Bash
Those who have been in Japan for a while - all remember how they landed in Japan from a plane starry-eyed dreaming about what awaited them... And also the overwhelming and lost feelings If only they had had prior connections with their senpais, settling in would have been much easier! How to handle the first few months … Continue reading Meeting the Kohais – TUFS April 2017