MSA Tohoku Autumn Trip to Yamadera

On the occasion of Japan’s Culture Day holiday on Monday, November 4th, Tohoku MSA organized an Autumn trip to Yamadera (山寺) in the neighboring prefecture of Yamagata. It was the 2nd such trip organized by MSA Tohoku this year and was open to both MEXT and non-MEXT students. The weather was sunny and warm, just … Continue reading MSA Tohoku Autumn Trip to Yamadera

Reception for MEXT Scholars 2019 in Tokyo

On Saturday, November 9th, MEXT and JASSO (in collaboration with MSA) held their annual reception for newly arrived MEXT scholars in Tokyo. Around 600 students from all over the world studying at different universities in Japan came all the way to Odaiba in Tokyo to celebrate their first steps in Japan. The MSA team arrived at around … Continue reading Reception for MEXT Scholars 2019 in Tokyo

MSA Welcome Meet Ups Autumn 2019

This October MSA held welcome meet ups for new scholars in Hokkaido, Kanto, Tohoku, Kansai and Kyushu. We hope that everyone enjoyed the meet ups and made new friends and we would like to thank everyone who participated and contributed in making every single one a success! To give you an impression of the events, here are … Continue reading MSA Welcome Meet Ups Autumn 2019

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

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