Last Saturday we met in beautiful Omotesando to celebrate our 3rd birthday together with representatives from MEXT and JASSO, our sponsors and alumni and as well as current students! The birthday bash started out with representatives from MEXT and JASSO gave inspiring opening addresses and encouraged MEXT scholars to pursue careers in Japan. Our fantastic … Continue reading Birthday Bash 2019
The MSA Tohoku team organized the so-called Career Pathway on the 27th of July, where we invited MEXT Alumni to share their experiences as MEXT scholars and the career opportunities and advantages that they faced in Japan. We had a total of four speakers out of whom three joined us on Skype while one participated … Continue reading MSA Tohoku: Career Pathway
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
Meet Ganesh Pandian Namasivayam Ganesh Pandian is a MEXT alumnus who is currently working as a Junior Associate Professor and Principal Investigator at Kyoto University. I had the pleasure to interview him and talk about his background, his experience in Japan and his life as an academician in one of the best universities in Japan. … Continue reading Senpai Interview: Ganesh Pandian
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!
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
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
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!
（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
On the first official day of Golden Week 2019 — April 29th, MSA Kansai and Google Local Guides collaborated to organize a photo walk and hike at Takaoyama, along the Kiyotaki River in Arashiyama, Kyoto. And we couldn’t have chosen a better place. The minute we get off the train at Hozukyo station, we were … Continue reading MSA Kansai: Golden Week Kickoff 2019