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Japan Alumni eNews (Vol.83)

Japan Alumni eNews Vol. 83 March 10, 2016

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1. Life in Japan by Photo

Learn the life in Japan with photos posted by our readers! We look forward to your submissions of memorable photos of your experiences in Japan, including your student life, exposure to Japanese culture and history, travel, and more.

1 Photo title (15 words or less)
2 Name (katakana and alphabet)
3 Nationality
4 Name of your school in Japanv

Landscape of study abroad location

The theme of the March issue is Life in Japan by Photo introduces Memories of Japan.
(Honorific title is omitted.)

Title: Cherry-blossom viewing at Ueno Park
  • Xu Wenlin (China)

Toyo University
Title: Cherry-blossom viewing at Ueno Park

Title: Snow Festival at Sapporo Febuary, 2011 with my Sapporo-born first daughter.
  • Shahrul Kadri (Malaysia)

Hokkaido University
Title: Snow Festival at Sapporo Febuary, 2011 with my Sapporo-born first daughter.

2. Alumni News

Bringing you news and first-hand stories about international students!

1)News About International Students

NEWS 1: Number of foreign workers in Japan at an all-time high

The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare announced that the number of foreign nationals working in Japan has reached 908,000, breaking the previous record. By country, China has the highest at 35.5% of the total, but there are increasing numbers from countries such as Vietnam and Nepal. In terms of status of residence, there were 367,000 people of Japanese descent or similar, 192,000 permission for part-time job of international students and 168,000 technical interns. As for the place of employment, the biggest number worked at small- to mid-sized companies, and three quarters of the whole worked at companies with under 100 employees.

NEWS 2: Increasing number of mixed student dormitories with international and Japanese students

There is a growing number of student dormitories where international students and Japanese students cohabit. On top of individual rooms, there is typically a shared living room and a lounge, designed so that students can get to know one another. Keio University plans to build a new dormitory with 200 rooms in March 2017, near the Hiyoshi Campus, and Soka University will build a men’s dormitory and women’s dormitory in 2017. Saitama University, Chiba University, Meiji University and others are also developing new mixed-type dormitories.

2)Introduction of Current International Students

Name: Huang Xiao Shuang
Nationality: Chinese
University in Japan: University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Major: Area Studies
Period of Stay in Japan: January 2010 to present
Japanese-language Proficiency Test: JLPT N1


 I loved languages, and was interested in Japanese, as a language that also belongs to the kanji cultural sphere. So I majored in Japanese at my university in China.
I didn’t have a chance to come to Japan during my time at university. But I was working as a teacher in a Japanese language school after graduation, when one day, one of my students asked me if I had been to Japan before. When I replied that I hadn’t, the student sharply pointed out, “it’s just not credible enough to hear about Japanese and Japan from someone who has never been there.”
I thought that the student was absolutely right, so visited Japan for the first time in 2010, to go on a language study. At first, I only intended to get to know Japanese culture and society, and go back to China after finishing at the Japanese language school. However, when I heard the other international students that I met that they wanted to study more, and go to a Japanese university, I was stimulated, started to study for the entrance examinations, and enrolled at Meiji Gakuin University.
At Meiji Gakuin University, I was studying about communication between foreign cultures, but I realized that I myself did not know much about China and the area where I was born. In contrast, study of China is very popular in Japan, and there is a lot of information available.
I began to want to learn more about my country and myself, and to study these from a different perspective. So in April 2014, I joined the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo, where research on China is particularly active.
My research topic was about the way that women lived in farming regions in China, especially about the changes in values in my mother’s generation. My home is also in a farming village, but as I grew up away from there, I had no understanding of it. So I spent that whole year just reading Japanese research papers, and studying the fundamentals.
Studying the changes in farming regions led to a better understanding not only of myself, but of my parents’ past, so I feel that it was the right choice going on to graduate school to continue this research.

3) List of Japan Alumni Associations

  • Singapore
    Japanese University Graduates Association of Singapore
  • Official Website
  • (English version only)
  • India
    Mombusho Scholars Association of India
  • Official Website
  • (English version only)
  • Nepal
    Japanese Universities Alumni Association
  • Official Website
  • (English version only)
  • Slovenia
    Združenje nekdanjih študentov na Japonskem
  • Official Website
  • (Slovene version only)

Information about programs for former international students

Activities of the Asia Dental Forum

The Asia Dental Forum (ADF) was established in 2003, in order to promote the global expansion of Japanese dental care services, and to foster further cooperation and friendship with universities in the rest of Asia which offer dentistry-related programs.
We provide post-graduation training and academic programs that meet the demands of university in different countries, and host regular lectures and symposiums in order to cultivate human resources. We also handle coordinating work for cooperative activities between related businesses, organizations, companies, medical facilities and government agencies.
Many corporate members also participate in our activities. With cooperation from these companies, we coordinate the provision of Japanese dental care, as well as equipment, services and systems related to dental care, to other Asian countries.

ADF Former International Student Meetings

At ADF, we invite former dentistry students who studied in Japan, and now have gone on to work in their home countries, to participate in ADF’s Former International Student Meetings.
This is because we want to create opportunities to provide Japanese dental equipment, dental care technology, and dental care systems, by promoting networking based around the connections of our members, who are working after going back home as dentists or as university researchers.
Currently, we have ADF alumni organizations and Former International Student Meetings set up in five countries: Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, China (Beijing, Dalian, Shanghai), India.
If you wish to join, please contact the ADF office.

Contact:
〒113-0033 3-26-6 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo NREG Hongo Sanchome Building, 6th floor
TEL:03-3830-0304
FAX:03-3830-0307

3 Academic News

Introducing scholarships, grants, unique activities at particular universities, and more!

1) Introduction of faculties/graduate schools

Here we introduce you to particular faculties and graduate schools at Japanese universities.

Meiji Gakuin University

[University profile] (as at May 1st, 2015)
Name: Meiji Gakuin University

Shirokane Campus: 1-2-37 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Yokohama Campus: 1518 Kamimurata-cho, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Number of students: 12225 undergraduates, 164 graduates
Number of international students: 155 undergraduates, 10 graduates

The forerunner in international education in Japan

The history of Meiji Gakuin University goes back over 150 years, and began with an English academy founded in 1863 by J.C. Hepburn, who came to Japan as a Christian missionary. Dr. Hepburn offered free medical consultations, while at the same time compiling a Japanese-English and English-Japanese dictionary; he is also known in Japan for the “Hepburn romanization,” the system of writing Japanese in the Roman alphabet. This university upholds as its educational principle his motto, “Do for Others.” We impart the academic knowledge and learning required for human beings to love one another, and to advance culture and living conditions, and cultivates individuals who can create their own future together with others, within the rapidly globalizing world.
The university places emphasis on international education and exchange, and was the first in Japan to establish a faculty for international studies in 1986. On top of sending many students to overseas universities every year, around 200 students come every year from overseas to study at the university, as regular and exchange students.

About education and research activities

There are six faculties: the Faculty of Letters, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Sociology & Social Workspan, Faculty of Law, Faculty of International Studies, and Faculty of Psychology. The graduate course is divided into seven graduate schools: Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Graduate School of Economics, Graduate School of Sociology, Graduate School of Law, Graduate School of Psychology, Graduate School of International Studies, and Graduate School of Business and Law.
There are also 11 distinctive affiliated research institutes, such as the Institute for Christian Studies, of which every faculty is a member, as well as the International Peace Research Institute, a rare organization for Japanese universities.

About support for international students

The International Center prepares an environment where international students can communicate freely with Japanese students who have diverse values and habits. The Center organizes international exchange events, and also has systems such as the “Buddy System” where local students support the international students’ academia and private life, and the “Host Family System,” which is an opportunity to introduce international students to daily Japanese life.
Please make the most of these programs, and find your own way to engage in international exchange in Japan.

The Cultural Properties from Meiji and Taisho periods in the university

The Shirokane Campus has three buildings that were built in the Meiji era and the Taisho era, which are designated as Cultural Properties of the Japan or of Tokyo.
The Imbrie Pavilion, which was built as a residence hall for missionaries in 1898, is the oldest missionary hall in Tokyo, and is currently in use as a small chapel. The other historical buildings are the Meiji Gakuin Memorial Hall, which was built as a classroom for theology in 1890, and the Meiji Gakuin Chapel, which was built in 1916.

2) Application information for scholarships, grants, appointments, prizes etc.

Takeda Science Foundatio

Project title: International Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers (I)

Overview: The Takeda Science Foundation was set up in 1963 as an incorporated foundation, with the aim of contributing to the advancement and development of Japan’s science, technology and culture by assisting and promoting scientific and technological research. The Foundation is funded by donations from Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Eligible areas of research:
Medical fields such as medicine and pharmacy

Target:
International medicine-related researchers from Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, South Korea, China, India, Indonesia or Vietnam who conduct research in a Japanese university, laboratory, hospital or similar.

Amount of grant:We provide a monthly grant of 250,000 yen. We also pay for recipient’s travel expenses for coming to Japan and going back to their home countries.

Application period:
Contact the local selection committee and office established in each of the eligible countries. Contact the Foundation first by e-mail if you do not know the contact details in your country of residence.

N.B.

  • Those wishing to study may not apply. The grant is available only to those intending to come to Japan for the purpose of conducting research in the area of medicine.
  • Appicants may not apply directly to the Foundation. All selections will take place through the local selection committees.

Contact:

〒541-0045  2-3-6 Doshomachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
TEL:06-6233-6109
MAIL:info@takeda-sci.or.jp

The Naito Foundation

Project title: The Naito Foundation Natural Science Scholarship/Research Grant

Overview: The Naito Foundation was set up in order to contribute to the advancement of academia and human welfare, by promoting research in natural sciences related to the prevention and treatment of human diseases. It was funded by financial contributions from Eisai Co., Ltd. And its founder, Toyoji Naito.

Eligible areas of research: Basic research of natural science that contributes to the promotion of the health of human beings

Target:
1) Young researchers who engage in original and cutting-edge research in one of the aforementioned eligible areas. However, there is no age restriction.
2)Researchers who belong to a Japanese research institute, regardless of nationality.
3)Researchers who have received this grant in the last three years may not apply.
4)Those who intend to conduct their research abroad do not qualify.

Amount of grant: 3 million yen

Application period: June 1, 2016 (provisional)

NB:

  • As candidates for the grant are chosen through recommendations, researchers may not contact the foundation directly. Please check the Grant applications page carefully.
  • Recipients of the grant will be asked to submit a research result report, and a report of how the money was used.
  • When releasing the relevant research externally, recipients are asked to state clearly that the research was carried out with aid from the Foundation.

Contact:
The Naito Foundation
〒113-0033 3-42-6 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo NKD Building, 8th floor
TEL:03-3813-300

3) Information and testimonials about scholarships, prizes, appointments etc.

Project name: 2016 Docomo International Student Scholarship
Eligibility:
1) Privately funded international students enrolling on the first phase of a doctoral program (master’s program) in April 2016
2) Students majoring in areas related to information-processing technology
3) Nationals of India, Indonesia, South Korea, Cambodia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, East Timor, the Philippines, Bhutan, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar, Maldives, Mongolia and Laos
4) Students who possess the language skills to be able to present their research in Japanese.
How to apply: Submit an application to the office through your university, using the prescribed format.
Application period: Applications must reach the Foundation before or on May 13, 2016.
Amount given: A monthly sum of 120,000 yen for two years

Project name: 2016 SGH Foundation Scholarship for Privately-financed International Students
Eligibility: Privately-funded international students from the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos or Cambodia, who fulfill one of the following criteria, as of April 1, 2016.
1) Advancing to the 3rd year of the undergraduate course, or the 5th year of a 6-year undergraduate course (medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, pharmacology)
2)Enrolling as a 1st year on a master’s program (first phase of doctoral program) at a graduate school
3)Advancing to the 2nd year of the latter phase of a doctoral program, or to the 3rd year of a 4-year doctoral program (medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, pharmacology)
How to apply: International students applying to the scholarship must submit the prescribed application documents, along with an academic transcript, a letter from a supervisor or similar stating the reason of recommendation, a copy of the Alien Registration Certificate, a certificate of student status, and their health check results, to their current universities by the date indicated by the relevant office at the university.
Application period: Applications must reach the Foundation before or on April 17, 2016.
Amount given: 100,000 yen a month

4) Academic Societies

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5) Japanese Language Test

4.Business News

JASSO provides information about job-search for both current and graduate international students!

1) Job Hunting Event Information

The Program for Advancement of Foreign Human Resources is being launched this academic year, as a collaborative effort of related government ministries and agencies, and other relevant organizations. The Program seeks to increase employment of international students in Japan, and hence increase the number of highly skilled international professionals in the future, following the recent trend in policy that includes the 2014 revision of “Japan Revitalization Strategy – Japan is Back” (approved by the Cabinet on June 24th, 2014). The ultimate aim is to vitalize the Japanese economy further and enhance Japan’s presence in the global economy.
Through seminars, events and other activities, the Program will strengthen the system of connecting international students and other foreign nationals looking for employment in Japan, with companies in Japan looking to recruit international employees.

<For International students>

<Useful web site for International students >

<Web sites providing information on“Job Fair and Seminar in 2017” >

2) Job-hunting report

Tsng Khek Keong

Name: Tsng Khek Keong
Nationality: Malaysian
University in Japan: Meiji Gakuin University, Faculty of International Studies
Major: Cultural anthropology
Period of stay in Japan: April 2007 – March 2015
Name of company: Ringrow Co., Ltd.

I first thought of coming to study Japanese in Japan when my friend suggested that I come. My initial plan was to go home after finishing a course at a Japanese language school. But the more I read Japanese newspapers as part of the language learning, the more I became interested in trends in Japanese society and politics, and I began to want to study them in more detail.
I chose to study at Meiji Gajuin University because I agreed with its ethos of “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” During my time there, I did research on happiness from a cultural anthropological perspective, and even visited the Penan people, an indigenous tribe in Borneo in my home country, as part of the fieldwork.
I could have gone back to Malaysia after graduating from university, but I didn’t know of anywhere where I could make best use of everything I had studied at university. So I decided to find a job in Japan.
When I was looking for a job, I set high priority on how I would be able to contribute to society through work, partly due to various volunteering activities I had participated in while at university. In particular, I had a strong wish to be involved in business that is sustainable, recyclable and does not harm the environment.
Ringrow, where I work now, is company that deals in buying and selling secondhand computers, and that meet those wishes. I also find appealing the free atmosphere where even young employees can propose diverse projects. And when I wanted to go into sales, they evaluated that I must have people-observing skills if I studied cultural anthropology, which was something I’d never given thought to myself.
Speaking not just as a former international student but also someone in charge of human resources, the important thing when looking for a job is to give proper thought to why you want to work in Japan. If you just say “I want to be in Japan” or “I want to work with Japanese people,” that’s the same as saying that any company will do. So try to clarify what you want to do, and make sure it matches with your chosen company’s direction.
At the interview, talk about specific things that you experienced in Japan through which you were able to grow. It doesn’t need to be a special episode. If it was that you were working the same part-time job for a long time, think about why you were able to work for so long, and communicate it in your own words.

3) Job Hunting Information Corner

How to choose a job-hunting support service for international students

In Japan, there are many companies that provide services to support university students find jobs, known as shukatsu saito (job-hunting site) and shukatsu saabisu (job-hunting service). Their services vary, from those where you can register online and submit “entry sheets” to companies, to those where you can check unpublicized recruiting information. But most of them target Japanese students, or target all university (or graduate school) students set to graduate, without drawing a distinction between international students and Japanese students.
However, there are job-hunting support services that are targeted specifically at international students. Compared to those that target Japanese students or all students, these have a better grasp of companies’ need to hire international students, so there’s no reason not to use them.
The difficulty is how to go about choosing from these job-hunting support services for international students.
If registration is free, one way would be to use multiple services. However, there are those where members are directly contacted by consultants, and those that require interviews, so you might have difficulty using these sites like the major job-hunting sites where everything is done online.
We asked a human resources officer at a personnel consulting company for a guideline for choosing a service.
“The different companies have different strengths in terms of industry, profession, and nationality of international students. Rather than services that provide miscellaneous recruiting information for international students, it would be better to use a more specific service.”
If you can’t find out particular qualities about the services on their websites, then contacting the source directly is also a good idea.
“Job-hunting support services like consulting companies, and those that handle not just students but people changing jobs and people seeking mid-career employment, tend to have a good relationship with firms looking for employees, and so might be better at matching you up with companies.”
Rather than just register arbitrarily, why not try using job-hunting services with these points in mind?

5. Visit Japan

Nara Prefecture

Have you been travelling around Japan? In this section, we bring you information about sights, events and foods from all over the country! The March edition looks at Nara Prefecture.

Horyuji
Photo by (c)Tomo.Yun
  • Horyuji

This is a Buddhist facility that was built in the 7th century by Prince Shotoku, and is the oldest wooden architecture in the world. Its 187,000 m2 precinct is divided into two parts: the Saiin Garan, which has at its center the Kondo (Golden Hall) and the five-story pagoda, both national treasures; and the Touin Garan, at the center of which is the Yumedono Hall (Hall of Dreams). Visitors can see valuable buildings and treasures from various periods, especially from the Asuka period.

Yoshino’s Thousand Cherry Trees
  • Yoshino’s Thousand Cherry Trees

This is the most famous site in Japan for viewing cherry blossom, and is also a sacred place for the religion of Shugendo that is registered as a World Heritage site. Yoshinoyama was home to many cherry trees from ancient times, and there are 30,000 trees of 200 varieties packed in the area, particularly the shiroyama cherry.
The best time to see it is around early April to late April every year, and you can also see the cherries lit up at night after they blossom.

Nara Uchiwa
  • Nara Uchiwa

This fan was originally made during the Nara period, made by hand at home by the priests at Kasuga Shrine. Around the middle of the Edo period, these developed into the Nara fans, made with colorfully dyed Iyo paper and Tosa paper, and translucent patterns of Nara’s cultural trademarks or the Shosoin symbol.
The ornamental fans designed for displaying in reception rooms are often given as gifts.

Kakinoha-zushi (persimmon leaf sushi)
  • Kakinoha-zushi (persimmon leaf sushi)

This is a type of oshizushi (pressed sushi) that is local to Nara Prefecture, which has been handed down since the Edo period. It is made of a bite-size roll of vinegared sushi, topped with a slice of salt-sprinkled mackerel or salmon, and wrapped in a persimmon leaf. You peel the persimmon leaf, and eat. It is a flavored dish, with the faint smell of the persimmon leaf and the juice of the fishmeat seeped into the vinegared rice.

Todaiji’s Shunie (water-drawing ceremony)
  • Todaiji’s Shunie (water-drawing ceremony)

A traditional event where monks atone for sins on behalf of the people, and pray for peace in the country and plentiful harvests. It has been held since the Nara period every year without a single exception. Fires are lit on big torches by night, to provide light for the priests. The period is from March 1 to 14th every year. The ceremony has been a staple in Nara for centuries, and it is even said that “Spring comes to Nara after the water-drawing ceremony is over.”

6. NIPPON Information

This section features enjoyable stories about pop culture, traditions, dining, cutting-edge technology, and more!

1) The plum blossom that heralds the spring

The many varieties of Japanese sake
  • The many varieties of Japanese sake

 Japanese sake is a traditional alcoholic drink that has been produced in Japan, taking advantage of the country’s plentiful supply of water and rice farming.
Sake is a fermented alcoholic drink just like wine and beer, and the fermentation process uses malted rice, which is rice cultured with enzymes. The alcohol level is generally around 15%, a little higher than wine. It is a rare drink even globally in that you can enjoy it hot, chilled or at room temperature.
 There are various types of sake, classified by their ingredients and production method. Junmaishu, which is made only from rice, komekouji and water, is characterized by its rich flavor. On the other hand, sake that has had distilled alcohol added to it has a refreshing flavor. The sake’s taste is also affected a lot by the level of seimai (milling the surface of brown rice). For example, ginjoushu, which is over 60% milled, has a characteristic fruity flavor. There are also many other variations, such as namazake, sake that has not been heat-treated, nigorizake, which is white and cloudy, as well as sparkling types of sake. You can enjoy them not just with Japanese food, but with many other cuisines.
 There are roughly 1500 sake distilleries (‘sakagura’) in Japan, which make distinctive sake using the rice and water of each region. There are many distilleries where visitors can go on a tour. We recommend going, to discover the wonders of sake.
However, drinking of minors is prohibited. Please be careful.

2) Lifestyle Information

Are you ready for moving season?

Being the end of the business and academic year in Japan, March is a time of year when many people move house before they start at a new school, new job, or go on a transfer. Here we explain the required procedures for moving to a new (rented) property in Japan, and how to choose the right movers.

Once you decide to move

  • Look over your pre-existing lease contract, and follow the procedures for terminating it. Generally, this involves notifying the owner over a month in advance.
  • Notify your electric, gas and water companies about your move at least 3 days in advance. You can arrange this over the phone or online.
  • File a Notification for Moving Out at your current municipal office, and receive a Certificate of Moving Out. The application must be made during the 2 week period leading up to and including the day of moving.
  • If you are moving within the same municipality, then file a Notification for Change of Address.

Arranging a removal company

  • There are various types from specialist removal companies, general carriers like package delivery services that also offer moves, and light-load carrier businesses like Akabou. Get a quote, and choose according to the distance, amount of luggage, and your budget.

After you move

  • Take the Certificate of Moving Out to the municipal office in your new area of residence within 14 days, and file a Notification for Moving In.
  • Notify your electricity, gas and water companies about commencing use.

There is a Japanese saying that goes, “A bird does not leave its nest in a mess”. Make sure you give your house a clean before you move, and take care of the trash.

7.JASSO News

Information about JASSO Scholarship programs, invitation program, Japan Education Fairs, and the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU).

1) Schedule, etc. for 2015 Japan Education Fairs

JASSO holds Japan Education Fairs overseas to provide information to high school students, university students and other individuals who are interested in studying in Japan. We also attend and cooperate to the events and seminars sponsored by other organizations.

2) Information about the “Student Guide to Japan”

For all those considering studying in Japan, we recommend you to read the “Student Guide to Japan” first.
In addition to information on the Japanese education system, scholarships, and daily life in Japan, the guidebook also includes stories on experience of foreign students in Japan.
You can read the guidebook on the JASSO website, so we encourage not only those who are considering studying in Japan, but also students already studying in Japan to take a look.

3) Official Facebook pages of JASSO and Overseas Representative Offices

We also provide the latest information on studying in Japan on our official Facebook pages. Check them out!

4) Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)

5) JASSO Scholarship programs

6) Web Magazine “Ryugakukoryu”

The March 2016 issue will be published on March 10th. Please make sure to read it!

7) Follow-up Research Fellowship (Invitation Program)

This program provides former international students who play active roles in education, research and government in their home countries to conduct short term research at universities in Japan.

  • Reports from Fellows FY 2014
  • Osaka University
    Kanazawa University
    Kumamoto University
    University of Tsukuba
    Tokyo Medical and Dental University
    Doshisha University

8. From the Reader

Always we have to provide information, Thank you very much . We are looking forward to hearing from you.
(Zhang Chen)

(Honorific title is omitted.)


[From the Editor]
How did you find the March edition of Japan Alumni eNews?
March is a time of year when you can feel the spring coming on, but it’s also a time with a sense of parting and of going different ways, as the academic year that began the previous April comes to a close.
We hope that the year about to begin will be bright and filled with hope for you all – from those of you finishing your study abroad in March and leaving Japan, those of you moving onto the next step like a new job, and those of you starting your time in Japan this April.

Japan Alumni eNews Editorial Desk is looking for someone who can share their job searching experiences. We also welcome pictures from your life abroad as an exchange student and your comments for our email magazine. Our next issue of “Japan Alumni eNews” will be distributed on April 8th. Don’t miss it!

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