Job Hunting in Japan – FULL GUIDE to Foreign Student Recruiters, When and When Not To Use Them

Top photo by ijmaki. You may have heard of foreign student recruiters - particularly when thinking about working in Japan. But what do they do? Why should you work with them? There is a huge lack of information about recruiters on the internet right now and so we decided to make this article to advise … Continue reading Job Hunting in Japan – FULL GUIDE to Foreign Student Recruiters, When and When Not To Use Them

Kansai Social: Hanshin Tigers vs. Hiroshima Carps!

On Friday July 5th2019, the Kansai team hosted a baseball outing for our international student community. For a majority of the group, it was their first time to attend a professional baseball game and of course their first time sitting amongst the passionate Hanshin tigers fans in the cheering section in the outfield. Before the … Continue reading Kansai Social: Hanshin Tigers vs. Hiroshima Carps!

MEXT/JASSO/MSA Reception for MEXT Scholars in Kobe

On June 22nd, MEXT and JASSO held their annual reception for newly arrived MEXT scholars in Kobe and MSA was also involved in the organization of this event. As usually, the ceremony started with the customary and always enjoyable Wadaiko (Japanese drums) performance, presented by the energetic Wadaiko Group of the University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences. … Continue reading MEXT/JASSO/MSA Reception for MEXT Scholars in Kobe

Alumnus Interview: Meet Philip Nguyen, an entrepreneur scholar

Background Philip graduated from UCLA in Earth and Environmental Science and continued to a Master's and PhD program at Kyoto University under the MEXT scholarship program via university recommendation. Currently, he is the CEO and Co-founder of Gochiso – a platform that connects nonprofits, restaurants, and users to enable donations through every meal at no … Continue reading Alumnus Interview: Meet Philip Nguyen, an entrepreneur scholar

Full Guide to Renting for Students in Japan  – With Special Discount for MEXT Scholars!

Title image by turkeychik. Going through the tedious process of finding the perfect apartment in Japan can often be frustrating. There is the paperwork in a foreign language, some serious money (especially on a student budget) and how to choose all tangled together. This guide aims to explain everything that you need to know - necessary … Continue reading Full Guide to Renting for Students in Japan  – With Special Discount for MEXT Scholars!

New Partnership between MEXT Scholars Association and JSB Network to Solve Renting Difficulties of Foreign Students in Japan

(Japanese below the English, 和文は英語の後) MSA will assist in publicizing JSB Network’s foreign-student friendly renting service. Special discount to MEXT scholars included in the partnership. | June 8th, 2019 Tokyo, Japan - MEXT Scholars Association (hereby MSA) and JSB Network, one of the largest providers of student housing in Japan have announced a new partnership … Continue reading New Partnership between MEXT Scholars Association and JSB Network to Solve Renting Difficulties of Foreign Students in Japan