Category: Alumni Voices

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Milojko Spajić: From Japanese Scholar to Prime Minister – A Trailblazing Journey

Milojko Spajić, born on September 24, 1987, in Pljevlja, SR Montenegro, Yugoslavia, is a prominent leader in Montenegrin politics and finance. Milojko Spajić has been the Prime Minister of Montenegro…

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Alumni Voices: Sajjad Kamal, Farming the Future from Japan and Beyond

Sajjad Kamal, a PhD candidate in Microbiology at Hokkaidō University and 2017 MEXT Scholar, in addition to telling us about his study process, explains about his business plan, which involves…

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Alumni Voices: Kenny Song, Solving a Global Problem by Founding a Tech Startup in Japan

Kenny conducted research on adversarial machine learning and related topics at the University of Tokyo as a MEXT scholar after moving to Tokyo from San Francisco two years ago. He…

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Volunteering at the Tokyo Olympics Games: a MEXT Alumni’s Experience

Even as the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games become history, the contributions of more than 70,000 volunteers who made day-to-day operations of the events happen should not be forgotten….

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Getting Married and Having Kids in Japan: MEXT Scholars Speak!

Marriage and childbirth can be exciting but also stressful times. And the sense of anxiety is particularly palpable when they happen in a foreign country, amid an unfamiliar language and…

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Alumni Voices: Nondo-Jacob Sikazwe, Finding a Personal Niche by Connecting the Dots

Nondo graduated from Chiba University with a master’s degree in engineering under the MEXT Scholarship program. Currently, he is working at design consultancy A.C.O. Inc., where, as a user experience…

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Dive into the world of PLASTIC LOVE! the documentary film unwrapping Japan’s toxic affair with plastic

Interview with MEXT Alumni who produced and directed the film covering Japan’s use of plastic, its system and attitude around it. Filmmakers Sybilla Patrizia and Clementine Nuttall met in the…

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Alumni Voices: KHANH NGOC – Venturing, to return

Ngoc came to Japan as an undergraduate MEXT scholar in 1999. Back then, she was a Computer Science student at Can Tho university, a big university in the South of…

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Alumni Voices: Mohammad Muquit

Mohammad Muquit is a former MEXT scholar from Bangladesh. He studied at the University of Tohoku in Sendai and then moved to Tokyo to work in R&D for Sony. He…

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Alumni Voices: Gustavo Dore – There’s more life than working for a big corporation

Gustavo Dore originated in Juiz de Fora, a city in the Southeast of Brazil. Currently, he is an entrepreneur based in Tokyo. Dore came to Japan on the MEXT scholarship…