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Report: MSA Financial Aid (Late 2020)

In the last few months of 2020, MSA executed a financial aid program to support scholars returning from overseas and having to bear extraordinary expenses regarding COVID-19 related measures. We…

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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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Event Report: Kanto’s February Casual Catch-Up

Hello everyone. Hope you’re all doing well in these complicated times. As a way to brighten up the mood, a quick note on our Kanto team’s event this past February….

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Talk to Ignite MSA Tohoku

On the 1st of Feb 2020, the MSA Tohoku Chapter organized an exciting event called “Talk to Ignite”. The aim of this event was to encourage both MEXT and non-MEXT…

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Event Report: Kanto Bonenkai 2019

Our Kanto region Bonenkai (End-of-year party) for 2019 was held on December 14th, organized by the Kanto Regional Committee. Over 20 scholars and alumni gathered at a delicious shabu-shabu restaurant in…

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MSA Tohoku Autumn Trip to Yamadera

On the occasion of Japan’s Culture Day holiday on Monday, November 4th, Tohoku MSA organized an Autumn trip to Yamadera (山寺) in the neighboring prefecture of Yamagata. It was the…

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Reception for MEXT Scholars 2019 in Tokyo

On Saturday, November 9th, MEXT and JASSO (in collaboration with MSA) held their annual reception for newly arrived MEXT scholars in Tokyo. Around 600 students from all over the world studying…

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MSA Welcome Meet Ups Autumn 2019

This October MSA held welcome meet ups for new scholars in Hokkaido, Kanto, Tohoku, Kansai and Kyushu. We hope that everyone enjoyed the meet ups and made new friends and we…

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Tohoku Welcome Meet Autumn 2019: Connect Over Coffee

Amidst the grim of the previous night’s typhoon Hagibis and the relief of it passing by stood a group of smiling and excited faces from the MEXT Scholars’ Association Tohoku,…

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MSA Kanto – Okutama Rafting vol 2

On Saturday September 28th, the MSA Kanto team organized its second rafting trip at Okutama! Click here to read all about our first rafting trip! As always, part of our…