Author: Anastasia Bender

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MSA Kansai: Golden Week Kickoff 2019

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…

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MSA Kansai: 2019 Spring Welcome Event

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…

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Tohoku Hanami and Welcome Party 2019

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…

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MSA Kanto Hanami 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…

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Bonenkai in Kanto 2018

Our Kanto region Bonenkai (End-of-year party) for 2018 was held on December 22nd, organized by the Kanto Regional Committee. A total of 14 scholars and alumni met at a Showa-period-themed…

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Bonenkai in Hokkaido 2018

On the 28th of December the Hokkaido team of MSA organized a bonenkai and 10 people gathered at “Crazy Spice” in Sapporo to say their last good bye to 2018 with…

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Kansai Bonenkai Karaoke Meet 2018

On Friday, December 14th, the MSA Kansai team organized the Bonenkai event named “Osaka: International Karaoke End of the Year Party” at Cassie’s bar in Namba, Osaka. 19 people joined the…

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An Adventure in Arashiyama

On Sunday, December 9th, the MSA Kansai team organized a day trip to Arashiyama in Kyoto. Despite the extremely windy and cold weather, we started from Kyoto Station towards Arashiyama…

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Okayama : A day trip to the mountain-top Bitchu-Matsuyama Castle

Okayama offers a perfect blend of city life and countryside, for in this prefecture you can head out to any direction and always find an adventure waiting to unfold. For…

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Bricolage Tea Ceremony with Toru Ota Sensei

Serving a simple bowl of tea to the guests with utmost respect has a history of more than 400 years in Japan. In its elegance and fine taste, Cha-no-yu (tea…