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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – Welcome Webinar Series

Usually, there will be two MEXT scholar welcome events in a year, where MSA will be doing sempai lectures in order to ensure that incoming scholars are equipped with knowledge…

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REPORT – Impact Assessment of COVID-19 on Graduation Plans of MEXT Scholars and Plea for Special Consideration

TOKYO – November 24 2020. Over the period of the COVID emergency declaration and even after, many scholars have faced significant setbacks to their academic pursuits as the global epidemic…

Scholars Voices

Scholar feature: Tokyo State of Mind (with Katya and Khamida)

One of MSA’s goals is to highlight and publicize the achievements of current scholars and alumni. By doing so we wish to show what recipients of the MEXT scholarship, both…

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Cross Border Webinar on 31st Oct 2020 – How COVID-19 Changed the Business Presence of Japan in the World

It is with great pleasure that MSA is announcing its first Cross Border Webinar with various Japan and MEXT alumni associations throughout the world. The seminar will be examining how…

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NOTICE: Possibility for scholars to request leave of absence.

On Saturday, MSA received notice that a memorandum was issued by MEXT on 15th May, 2020, which speaks about provisions for leave of absence (under strict conditions) given the extraordinary…

Resources

Full Guide to Phone Plans in Japan – written by Foreigners for Foreigners

The plan recommended by MSA by GTN currently has a limited time offer where people changing plans from other carriers can get an extra 2GB per month for a year….

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Resources for students facing financial troubles

Released as of 29th May, 2020. MEXT has compiled a list of resources for students studying in Japan and who are currently facing financial difficulties and released the list online….

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REPORT – COVID-19 Related Inability to Sign Scholarships and Fixed Costs Born in Japan by Scholars

TOKYO – April 5 2020. As the largest organization representing current MEXT scholars and alumni in Japan, over the past two months, MSA has received many enquiries by scholars who…

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UPDATED (7th Apr): Special Scholarship Signing Procedures due to Corona Virus

In addition to the following document, MSA has asked MEXT for some clarifiactions – a Q&A has been attached at the bottom with the translations of the replies we received….

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NOTICE: Special Measures for Signing for Scholarship due to COVID-19 & Volunteer Translation Service

There is much confusion right now about how scholars’ scholarship signing will be affected by COVID-19. MSA’s emergency crisis translation team has gone ahead to translate the official measures published…