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
On April 20th, 2019, the MSA Kansai team organized a Spring Welcome Party by hosting a lunch picnic at the famous Kamogawa river. The hosts of the event were Frank and Daniel and they came early in the morning to secure the coveted spot on the delta where many other students gather to have a … Continue reading MSA Kansai: 2019 Spring Welcome Event
On Saturday, April 13th, our Tohoku Team organized their first event after a gap of more than a year. It was a Hanami event to welcome the new students and reconnect with the old ones. 20 MEXT scholars (accompanied by their family and friends) from different countries joined the Hanami in the iconic town of Ogawara to … Continue reading Tohoku Hanami and Welcome Party 2019
On Sunday March 31st, our Kanto regional team held a Hanami picnic event to welcome the spring with the first sakura blossoms and the new MEXT scholars! Wanting to ensure a pleasant experience for our friends and fellow scholars, the Kanto team opted out for a slightly off-the-beaten-path location for Hanami, wanting to avoid the … Continue reading MSA Kanto Hanami 2019
The MSA Kansai team organized a Potluck party on 1st February to catch up with friends and to celebrate the new year. The event was hosted at Kyoto University and was attended by six people. The diverse group included people from USA, Iran, China, Poland, Switzerland and Fiji. It was indeed a great company for … Continue reading Kansai Shinnenkai Potluck Party