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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….


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…


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…


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…


New Partnership between MEXT Scholars Association and JSB Network to Solve Renting Difficulties of Foreign Students in Japan

(Japanese below the English, 和文は英語の後) MSA will assist in publicizing JSB Network’s foreign-student friendly renting service. Special discount to MEXT scholars included in the partnership. | June 8th, 2019 Tokyo,…

Community Our Activities Past Events

Kansai Shinnenkai Potluck Party

The MSA Kansai team organized a Potluck party on 1st February to catch up with friends and to celebrate the new year. The event was hosted at Kyoto University and…

Community Past Events

“Winter Hike” – Winter Illuminations at Kibune Shrine

On February 2nd (Saturday), the MSA Kansai team organized the winter event “Illuminations at Kibune Shrine”. People from different countries like USA, Germany, Lithuania, Mali, and Myanmar, participated in the…