Author: MSA Admin

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….

Announcements

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…

Alumni Voices

Alumni Voices: SoftBank planner Sourabh Maiti

SoftBank planner Sourabh Maiti kindly sat down for an interview with MEXT Scholars Association, conducted by Nattanon Tharachai, on June 24th, 2019 at a cafe in Tokyo. Sourabh came to…

Alumni Voices

Alumni Voices: Data-driven maker Sau Yee Chan

Data-driven maker Sau Yee Chan kindly sat down for an interview with MEXT Scholars Association, conducted by Nattanon Tharachai, on June 17th, 2019 in Tokyo. Sau Yee came to Japan…

Announcements

Announcement: Autumn Welcome Meetups 2019

In just a few weeks, a new batch of MEXT scholars will be arriving in Japan. Just as in last year, we will be holding a set of welcome meetups…

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Resources

Job Hunting in Japan – FULL GUIDE to Foreign Student Recruiters, When and When Not To Use Them

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…

Resources

Full Guide to Renting for Students in Japan  – With Special Discount for MEXT Scholars!

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…