Tohoku Welcome Meet Autumn 2019: Connect Over Coffee

Amidst the grim of the previous night’s typhoon Hagibis and the relief of it passing by stood a group of smiling and excited faces from the MEXT Scholars’ Association Tohoku, holding a placard of MSA in front of Daiso at Aobadori-Ichibancho, Sendai waiting for other MEXT scholars from the region to gather for their event … Continue reading Tohoku Welcome Meet Autumn 2019: Connect Over Coffee

MSA Kanto – Okutama Rafting vol 2

On Saturday September 28th, the MSA Kanto team organized its second rafting trip at Okutama! Click here to read all about our first rafting trip! As always, part of our activities and events focus in bringing our community members together, and occasionally out of Tokyo, to try exciting and exhilarating experiences! The MSA is continuously … Continue reading MSA Kanto – Okutama Rafting vol 2

Alumnus Interview: Fernando Palacio

  Background Fernando Palacio is an Argentinean MEXT alumnus, who is currently working as a senior lecturer at Kyoto University at the International Strategy Office. He shared his journey to Japan, his experience as a MEXT scholar and as an academic researcher focusing on human rights and internationalization of education. Journey to Japan Q: Could … Continue reading Alumnus Interview: Fernando Palacio

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