Kansai Social: Hanshin Tigers vs. Hiroshima Carps!

On Friday July 5th2019, the Kansai team hosted a baseball outing for our international student community. For a majority of the group, it was their first time to attend a professional baseball game and of course their first time sitting amongst the passionate Hanshin tigers fans in the cheering section in the outfield. Before the … Continue reading Kansai Social: Hanshin Tigers vs. Hiroshima Carps!

MEXT/JASSO/MSA Reception for MEXT Scholars in Kobe

On June 22nd, MEXT and JASSO held their annual reception for newly arrived MEXT scholars in Kobe and MSA was also involved in the organization of this event. As usually, the ceremony started with the customary and always enjoyable Wadaiko (Japanese drums) performance, presented by the energetic Wadaiko Group of the University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences. … Continue reading MEXT/JASSO/MSA Reception for MEXT Scholars in Kobe

Alumnus Interview: Meet Philip Nguyen, an entrepreneur scholar

Background Philip graduated from UCLA in Earth and Environmental Science and continued to a Master's and PhD program at Kyoto University under the MEXT scholarship program via university recommendation. Currently, he is the CEO and Co-founder of Gochiso – a platform that connects nonprofits, restaurants, and users to enable donations through every meal at no … Continue reading Alumnus Interview: Meet Philip Nguyen, an entrepreneur scholar

“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 event. The original plan was to enjoy the snowfall but the weather was unpredictably warm and sunny. The next part of the event was a … Continue reading “Winter Hike” – Winter Illuminations at Kibune Shrine

Kansai Bonenkai Karaoke Meet 2018

On Friday, December 14th, the MSA Kansai team organized the Bonenkai event named "Osaka: International Karaoke End of the Year Party" at Cassie's bar in Namba, Osaka. 19 people joined the event including 11 current or alumni MEXT scholars. Participants were from many different countries including Bulgaria, Croatia, Egypt, India, Iran, Japan, Libya, Peru, USA and … Continue reading Kansai Bonenkai Karaoke Meet 2018