Author: MSA Admin


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…


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…


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

Updated as of April 2022. Search for smartphone plans in Japan and you’ll find yourself flooded with information – too much actually. The problem is that right now there are…


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….


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…


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….


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…


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…