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Get involved in reducing food waste for a better future

What is food waste? Even though the phrases “food loss” and “food waste” are generally used interchangeably, there is a difference between them. While food waste occurs at the retail…

New Year, New Entry Rules?: What Traveling in and out of Japan looks like in 2023

The past few years have been marked with some very strict travel restrictions imposed on those coming into Japan and making it difficult for those already here to leave and…

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…

Two New Domestic Travel Discount Programs and How to Take Advantage of Them

Japan may have opened up for international travel as of October 11th, 2022, but at the same time, the Japanese government has also been concerned with boosting domestic travel. In…

Settling into Japan on a Budget

Moving to Japan can be a strain on anyone’s finances. Saving money early on can be an invaluable step toward a successful experience in the long run. So here are…

MSA留学生サポートクラウドファンディング支援者インタビュー:株式会社With World

2021年から2022年初めにかけて、日本政府は、留学生を含む外国人の新規入国を厳しく制限してきました。こういった中で、国費留学生が例外的に来日を認められたことをMSAはありがたく存じます。ただし、それに伴い、隔離期間の費用を学生が自己負担で支払うという規定が定められました。国費留学生が負担していた費用は平均15万円で、50万円を上回る場合もありました。

MSA Quarantine Crowdfunding Backers’ Interview – With World

日本語版をご覧になる方はこちら。 For most of 2021 and early 2022, under strict border controls, Japan stopped new entries of foreigners into Japan, including foreign students. However, MEXT scholars were given exceptions to…

MEXT Quarantine Fee Financial Aid Report

For most of 2021 and early 2022, under strict border controls, Japan stopped new entries of foreigners into Japan, including students. However, MEXT scholars were given exceptions to enter, for…

MSA留学生サポートクラウドファンディング支援者インタビュー:株式会社ソーシャライズ

2021年から2022年初めにかけて、日本政府は、留学生を含む外国人の新規入国を厳しく制限してきました。こういった中で、国費留学生が例外的に来日を認められたことをMSAはありがたく存じます。ただし、それに伴い、隔離期間の費用を学生が自己負担で支払うという規定が定められました。国費留学生が負担していた費用は平均15万円で、50万円を上回る場合もありました。

MSA Quarantine Crowdfunding Backers’ Interview – Sociarise

日本語版をご覧になる方はこちら。 For most of 2021 and early 2022, under strict border controls, Japan stopped new entries of foreigners into Japan, including foreign students. However, MEXT scholars were given exceptions to…