MEXT Scholars Association

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: Kiri McLaughlin

Kiri McLaughlin is among the first three Americans to receive the MEXT scholarship for undergraduate students. After completing her studies in Sociology at the University of Tokyo, Kiri positioned herself…

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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…

Scholars Voices

Scholar Interview: Karthik Rampalli

Karthik Rampalli is one of the co-founders of MEXT Scholar Association. He came to Japan in 2015 from India and is currently a senior undergraduate student in Information Technology at…

Community Past Events

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…

Resources

All you need to know about the National Health Insurance

Most of you after immediately coming to Japan will probably be issued with a health insurance card – something like in the image above. This heavily subsidizes your healthcare courses…

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…

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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…