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Japan Alumni eNews (Vol.84)

Japan Alumni eNews Vol. 84 April 8, 2016


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 Japan

Landscape of study abroad location

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

Title: Cherry-blossom viewing at Ueno Park
  • Ji Wei (China)

Ritsumeikan University
Title:At HUIS TEN BOSCH in Nagasaki

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

Title:In Mount Aso

2. Alumni News

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

1)News About International Students

NEWS 1: The number of long-stay foreigners is the highest in recent years

The Ministry of Justice announced that there are about 2,232,000 long-stay foreigners in Japan in 2015 and it marked the highest in recent years.
Compared to 2014, the increasing number of long-stay foreigners is 110,000. Chinese is the largest nationality which amounts to 666,000. Second largest are the Koreans with a number of 458,000. The third are the Vietnamese with about 147,000 and whose number is rapidly increasing about 47 percent compared to previous year owing to Japanese companies that are investing in Vietnam. With the growing interest in Japanese language, expect more international students coming to Japan.

NEWS 2: “Special Committee on Securing Manpower” holds first meeting, discusses possible employment of foreign workers

To develop Japan’s economy, securing labor force is necessary. At the first meeting, Mr. Robert Feldman, chief economist of Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities, made a speech and suggested an idea to automatically give permanent residency for foreigners who studied Japanese language and graduated from a Japanese university. The special committee will continue discussing about the best way of hiring foreign workers and gather their proposals before Golden Week. The Japanese government awaits the service of foreign workers.

2)Introduction of Current International Students


Nationality: Sri Lankan
University in Japan: University of the Ryukyus, Graduate School of Engineering and Science
Major: Material, Structural and Energy Engineering
Period of Stay in Japan: April 2007 to present

When I was a kid, I see many Japanese home electronics and cars. Products “made in Japan” are very trusted in Sri Lanka. I thought of Japan as a developed country and having an optimal environment for research, which is impossible to find in my country. So I decided to come here and study.
I entered the National Institute of Technology, Kumamoto College in April, 2007 and after graduating, went to University of the Ryukyus. Currently, I’m studying at University of the Ryukyus, Graduate School of Engineering and Science and majoring in Material, Structural and Energy Engineering. I have been living in Japan for about 9 years now.
Before I came to Japan, I thought every Japanese wear kimono because of the Japanese drama Oshin, which I saw when I was in Sri Lanka. But I realized that not so many people are wearing kimono in daily life. Back then, I couldn’t speak Japanese but people I met were very nice and kind so there wasn’t much problem on communication.
In graduate school, I’m studying about photo sensor which can be possibly created from the same materials used in making thin-film transistor. The thin-film transistor can be used as the switching device of LCD used in smartphone, tablet and TV. As its features improved, the sensor can be utilized as a touch panel in the next generation.
On things not about academic, I was living in the university’s dormitory until last year but I wanted to experience finding my own place and sign a lease all by myself. I, along with a university friend, found one and started living there since January this year. After choosing an apartment, I had to manage all sorts of things to do when moving like arranging services for gas, water supply, electricity and internet on my own. It was tough but it was a great experience.
My favorite place in Japan is Okinawa. It is known for its clear waters and exceptional beauty. The best part here is the Irabu Island in Miyakojima. Its beauty will leave you at a loss for words. There are no people in the beach so you can have the transparent blue sea and silky sand all by yourself.
In the future, I want to invent something related to semiconductor that is useful and innovative, contribute to the world in the field of technology and become the first Nobel Prize holder from Sri Lanka and the University of the Ryukyus. It is also my dream to have a research building in the University of the Ryukyus named after me.
Japan has a high level of education, and is safe and peaceful, making it a conducive place to learning. Tuition is not that expensive, and there are many scholarships being offered. I don’t have to look for a part-time job because of my scholarship. In Japan, you can have a lot of experience not only related to study but also cultural as well. I hope many younger students will enjoy what they can do in Japan which they can’t in their own country.

3) List of Japan Alumni Associations

Information about programs for former international students

Aichi Prefecture, Vietnamese Aichi Ryugakusei OB・OG Network

Aim of this network is to develop both Vietnam and Aichi through various people-to-people exchange by OB・OG who graduated from universities in Aichi prefecture. Recently, many Asian country is growing. Especially we found many international students come from Vietnam. Also, Aichi is the first prefecture signed up to economic exchange with Vietnam in 2008. We developed network for former international students and having exchange programs. In November 2010, we had an organization meeting to start Vietnamese Aichi Ryugakusei OB・OG Network in Hanoi.


Varonet established branch offices in Nagoya, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Currently about 90 people from both country is working on exchange project to develop Vietnam and Aichi. We will continue to support student who want to study in Japan from Vietnam and a company have desire to have business in Vietnam by using experience of studied in Aichi.

The VARONET Nagoya Office is in the Vietnamese Youth and Student Association in Tokai (VYSA Tokai).

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.

Ryukyu University

University of the Ryukyus

[University profile] (as of May 1, 2015)
Name: University of the Ryukyus
Senbaru Campus: 1 Senbaru, Nishihara-cho, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa
Uehara Campus: 207 Uehara, Nishihara-cho, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa
Number of students: 7,318 undergraduates, 942 graduates
Number of international students: 150 undergraduates, 129 graduates
*The number of international students includes unofficial students such as non-degree and research students

Gateway of Asia and the Pacific

The University of the Ryukyus was established in 1950 on the remains of Shuri Castle, which was burnt to ashes in the Battle of Okinawa. Under the U.S. administration, the strong desire of Okinawans for postwar reconstruction and restoration of education pushed the U.S. Military Government to establish the first university in the Ryukyu Archipelago. In 1966, the administration of the university was transferred to the Ryukyu Government, and with the reversion of Okinawa to Japan in 1972, the university became a national university.
In the first 18 years, the professors of the University of Michigan taught school management, from which the school foundation has been based. Ryukyus has a very unique journey.
The University of the Ryukyus embraces the idea of “Nuchi du takara” (Life is indeed a treasure.). It is based on the historical lessons of Okinawa and has at its roots the dignity of life and individual. For this, the University of the Ryukyus has followed its guiding principles of "Freedom and Equality, Tolerance and Peace" since its founding. The quest for truth and the desire to make a broader and meaningful contribution to both our immediate region and to global society continue to be our primary objectives.

~Education and Research by using the area characteristics~

The University is located in Okinawa, the only prefecture in Japan that consists of islands. Although the islands of Okinawa may be small, each one has its own unique ecosystem as well as distinct histories and cultures that encompass a harmonious blend of people, culture, and natural surroundings. The islanders have coexisted with nature while preserving the wisdom of their traditional culture for generations. They also possess a history of active exchange with other islands from 14th century. Because of each island’s strong individuality, Okinawa has evolved into a diverse multicultural society.
The Ryukyus has seven faculties with eight graduate schools, education research facility and a hospital. Stemming from its location within the Asia-Pacific islands, the University’s identifying features and strengths are derived largely from its “island attributes.” The University has developed various distinctive education and research activities, reflecting its island and marine environments as well as its tropical and subtropical climates. More specifically, research in the fields of coral reef ecosystem, subtropical agriculture, tropical medicine, island disaster management and island environmental studies have allowed the University to exercise its core strengths, propelling its efforts towards the realization of its position as a center for global research in subtropics and island studies.



Support of living for international student

About 76 percent of international students in Ryukyus live in dormitory and international community house.
Private flats around university cost about 30,000 to 40,000 yen per month which is much cheaper than urban areas such as Tokyo and Osaka. A student can rent a flat without a guarantor through the comprehensive renter’s insurance for international students studying in Japan. Living under a new environment might be hard and stressful but the university has a system of cross-cultural counseling. There are English-speaking counselors available twice a week to give mental wellness support for international students.
Among the students who request for tuition waiver, 32% are granted total exemption and 64%, half of the fee. The International Student Center can give you scholarship information on support foundations, companies and organizations. Please feel free to contact us.

Job-hunting support

At Ryukyus, we provide various kinds of support for international students. Among these are business Japanese class offering, internship and private career counseling. Our support is very detailed, and we think this support is favorable compared with other universities. A lot of graduate students (graduates, undergraduates, and exchange students) got a job not only in Okinawa but also in other areas and made great success as highly skilled foreign professionals.
In Okinawa, companies expand business overseas and the number of tourists from foreign countries is increasing. Thus, many companies are in need of highly skilled foreign professionals. The University of the Ryukyus actively supports job-hunting for international students.

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

A majority of scholarships in Japan only sponsor parts of the student’s daily expenses or tuition fee. Scholarships offering full coverage of the student’s necessary expenses are very few. As such, it is important to itemize the amount required for study in Japan and not to rely solely on scholarships. Drafting out a solid financing plan that includes self-funding is essential.

There are two patterns for the timing of application for scholarship and notification of result.
1. Able to apply and receive the result before coming to Japan (number of scholarships available is limited)
2. Applying and receiving the result in Japan upon admission into schools in Japan

●Scholarship selection process:Screening of application form, written exam and/or oral interview on general education and/or knowledge in specialized field and/or Japanese language.
●Scholarship application method:Most students apply through the schools they are enrolled in. Please enquire for details from the international student office of your school.
※Some scholarships may impose limitations on the application (including age, country/region of origin, school in Japan and field of study)

1. Scholarships applied overseas

Type: Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship
1-1. Embassy recommendation
Eligibility and amount of given:
(1) Research students/teacher training students143,000 for research course students, JPY 144,000 for master’s course students and JPY145, 000 for doctorate course students.
(2) Students in undergraduate programs/colleges of technology/specialized training colleges/Japanese language, Japanese studies
(3) Students in Young Leaders' Program(YLP)

1-2. University recommendation
Eligibility and amount of given:
(1) 143,000 for research course students, JPY 144,000 for master’s course students and JPY145, 000 for doctorate course students.
(2) Japanese language, Japanese studies 117,000/monthContact:Current school(at home country)

Reservation Programs for Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students
Eligibility and amount of given:
Students who have taken the EJU Examination and plan to enroll in regular programs at universities/junior colleges /colleges of technology(over the third grade)/specialized training colleges 48,000/month

Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan)
Eligibility and amount of given:
International exchange students under a student exchange agreement or other student exchange arrangement on a short-term basis from 8 days to one year
Contact:Current school(at home country)

Local government and private organization scholarships
Eligibility and amount of given:Varies by each local government and private organization
Contact:Each local government and organization

2. Scholarships to be applied after arrival in Japan

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship
Eligibility and amount of given:
(1) Research students 143,000 for research course students, JPY 144,000 for master’s course students and JPY145,000 for doctorate course students.
(2) Students in undergraduate programs 117,000/monthContact:Current school (in Japan)

Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students
Eligibility and amount of given:
(1) Research students(kenkyu-sei)/doctoral course/mastar's course 48,000/month
(2) Students in undergraduate programs/junior colleges/preparatory Japanese language courses/advanced courses/colleges of technology(over the third grade)/specialized training colleges/university preparatory course 48,000/month
(3) Japanese language institutions 30,000/month

Local government scholarships
Eligibility and amount of given:Varies by each local government
Contact:Each local government, organization or current school (in Japan)

Private organization scholarships
Eligibility and amount of given:Varies by each private organization
Contact:Each foundation or current school (in Japan)

On-campus scholarships. Tuition fee exemption or waiver system
Eligibility and amount of given:Varies by each school
Contact:Current school (in Japan)

3) Information about international symposium

Date: May 22-27, 2016 (Sunday to Friday)
Place: Kyoto, Shiran-Kaikan of Kyoto University in Japan

One of the special projects in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan, the 15th International Symposium on the Science and Technology of Lighting will be held in Kyoto on May, 2016. We expect many people to come. Second Announcement & Call for Papers have already been issued so get ready. LS is an international symposium of Science and Technology of Lighting which opens twice every year in the US and Asia since 1973.

4) Academic Societies

<Literature, Philosophy, Education, Psychology, Sociology, History>

<Law, Politics>

<Economics, Commercial Science, Management>




<Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences>

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 from 2015, 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.

  • Fukuoka Gakusei Shokugyo Center
  • (Japanese version only)
  • Offer job information, guidance for job-hunting, Research industry and self-analyze, Preparing seminar for job-hunting, and a private consultation etc.

<For International students>

<Useful web site for International students >

  • These web sites has search engine for a company recruiting international students.
  • Asagaku Navi 2017
  • (Gakujo Co., Ltd.)(Japanese version only)
  • Diamond Shukatsu Navi 2017
  • (DIAMOND HUMAN RESOURCE, INC.)(Japanese version only)
  • MYNAVI 2017
  • (Mynavi Corporation)(Japanese version only)
  • Rikunavi 2017
  • (Recruit Career Co., Ltd.)(Japanese version only)
  • Syusyoku-Japan
  • (The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry/ Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry/ Japan Network for International Education/ PRO*SEEDS(Japanese version only)

2) Job-hunting report


Nationality: Chinese
University in Japan: Meiji University, School of Business Administration
Major: Business Administration
Period of stay in Japan: October 2006 – March 2012
Name of company: Leopalace21 Corporation

I had been interested in Japanese comics and anime when I was a kid. I studied Japanese and I wanted to widen my view so I decided to study in Japan. While enjoying student life in Japan, I realized the greatness of Japanese service and the people’s kindness. Then I thought I want to work in Japan to fit in more. Living in Japan has also made me realize where you live is very important. I want to help people to find a good place to stay so I entered the company “Leopalace21 Corporation.”
Leopalace21 Corporation operates seven services such as leasing, leasing management, construction, domestic hotel, resort hotel, broadband and elderly care. I’m working in the leasing department where I provide support for foreign customers who are looking for a place to live. I am trying my best to become a professional support provider for foreign customers in the future.
I think many students, who are job hunting, are struggling in writing their entry sheet (employment application form). When I write about my strengths and qualities, I focused on how I can use my ability to contribute to the society. I also wrote about my major and my part-time job as a social experience and what I have learned from it. On writing about my motivation for applying, I emphasized on disclosing a clear picture of my future plan.
While job-hunting, I focused on three things. One is reading newspaper to know the latest economic information. Second is sharing the situation of job-hunting with friends. Third is going to book store to read books related to job-hunting. The important thing is to not be afraid of making mistakes and keep challenging yourself with confidence. As long as you don’t give up, there will be a good result.

3) Job Hunting Information Corner

For graduating students, job-hunting in Japan starts from March 1. In April, there will be a company information session wherein some companies are accepting entry sheets. Below are the things and explanations on what you have to do if you want to get a job in Japan.

<Company information session>
Companies hold information sessions to provide information about their business, outlook for development, the kind of person they need and recruitment process. You can talk to people from the human resources or workers from the company to know things you cannot find on the company’s website. There are information sessions operated by one company; some held by more than one company. Sometimes, companies that operate sessions individually might accept application forms only from students who joined their information sessions. It is necessary to reserve a slot at such information sessions; if the number of student reaches their capacity, you will not be able to register. On the other hand, a combined information session is different. It doesn’t matter if you are attending or not. It’s not directly related to employment test. If you go there, you can meet many companies at the same time and it makes your research on companies easier. When combined information session is operated by a university, you have the possibility to meet alumni from your school. Since universities emphasize career education, combined information sessions by university are becoming more common. Visit job support centers or career center frequently to check, collect information and know more details about such university events. Also make sure to check e-mail from job support centers or career centers. There are still only few company information sessions for international students, so try to join and use such chances as much as you can. The Japan Alumni eNews will inform you if there is an event. Company information session is the first step of job-hunting in Japan. Be active and try to meet companies as much as you can.

<Entry sheet>
Entry sheet is a document where the applicant provides details about himself/herself. Basically, it is submitted with the résumé, and it is part of the employment test and applicant screening process.
Entry sheet varies depending on the company but in general, you will be required to write your personal information, self-promotion and reason for applying, and what you had done in college.
You can get a form of entry sheet by asking company profile materials through the companies’ recruitment page and attending company information sessions. There are three ways to submit it to your chosen company: by mail, on the company’s recruitment page or in person. Please be reminded that acquisition and submission varies from company to company.
The application form is the document used in taking employment test and at the same time a proposal document to sell yourself to a company. The application form is a part of the employment test, and it has to be written in Japanese. International students might find it difficult. Without passing the application form screening, there is no chance to get an interview. What is important when filling it up is to know yourself well (analyze yourself), to know the company well and research the industry well.

5. Visit Japan

Hiroshima 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 April edition looks at Hiroshima Prefecture.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial

Before the A-bombing, this was the Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. It was 160 meters away from the center of explosion and was destroyed by blast wave and heat rays on August 6, 1945. Not only is it a stark and powerful symbol of the most destructive force ever created by humankind, it also expresses the hope for world peace and the ultimate elimination of all nuclear weapons from people in Hiroshima and Japan.

  • Tomonoura

Tomonoura is thriving as Shiomachi no minato (a port for awaiting a favorable tide). Harbor facility, streets with a great atmosphere and godowns dating from the Edo period still remains here. The night light in Tomoko is constructed in 1859 and has been ensuring safety over the sea. The place has inspired writer and director Hayao Miyazaki to write the movie Ponyo, released by Studio Ghibli in 2008, and has now turned into a popular shooting location for movies and TV dramas.

Kumano brush
  • Kumano brush

Kumano brush is made in Kumano-cho, Aki-gun. About 180 years ago, in the end of the Edo period, the Hiroshima local government encouraged this activity, and Kumano began making brushes eventually. In 1975, it was designated as a traditional handicraft, and recently the brush has been getting accolades for its quality both in the country and abroad. One company produces more than half of this high-class brush for the global market.

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake) - Hiroshima Style
  • Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake) - Hiroshima Style

Put the dough made by flour on a cast-iron pan, forming a thin circle. Put the cabbage, sprouts, pork, noodle, and egg on top. Since the dough is very thin, the texture of okonomiyaki is mostly cabbage and noodles. It’s different from Kansai style, which mixes the dough and veggies before cooking. It is said that the Hiroshima style started from a food stall at a damaged and burned area during the postwar period.

Miyajima water fireworks festival
  • Miyajima water fireworks festival

The fireworks festival held in Miyajima, which is famous as a world heritage site and one of the three most scenic spots in Japan. The feature of this firework festival is the water fireworks, which has fuel so fire won’t extinguish even in the water. They are launched from a barge into the water. The fireworks explode relatively in the shallows, so their shape is semi-circular and is quite unique. The scene with the great Torii gate silhouetted by the illumination of the fireworks and fantastic scenery attracts thousands of people.

6. NIPPON Information

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

1) NIPPON Time Machine

Hanami is an event wherein people mainly enjoy watching the beauty of cherry blossoms and the Japanese old custom of celebrating the arrival of spring. Cherry blossoms start blooming in Okinawa in late July and the advance of cherry blossom cross through the Japanese islands over about five months (Blooming period varies from area to area.). Emperor Saga held the hanami in 812 in the Heian Period. This is considered to be the first hanami in recorded history. In the beginning, hanami was enjoyed by nobles but it spread from local ruling families to samurai, and finally in the Edo period, to the common people.
Every year, the weather bureau announces flower forecast, and the Japanese people are eager to check information so as not to miss the blooming which only exists for one to two weeks. Hanami is basically held outside and you can enjoy not only in daytime but also at night. Cherry blossom viewing at night is called yozakura, and it is beautiful with the lights from paper lanterns. You can see different varieties of cherry blossom. There are also about 1,400 spots of hanami and the volume of cherry blossom varies by region; there is a spot where you can see about 30,000 cherry blossoms at once.
Doing hanami is very simple. Just watch the sakura, eat and drink. You can do it anywhere there is a cherry blossom. Enjoy this seasonable and traditional Japanese event.

2) Lifestyle Information

Disaster prevention means prevent disaster, reducing the expansion and damage of the disaster, and recovery from damage. Disasters are not only natural but caused by man as well. It has been five years since the Great East Japan Earthquake happened on March 11, 2011. No one can predict when disaster will happen. In order to minimize the damage of a disaster, it is really important to do disaster prevention in daily life. Let’s start with what you can do.

1. Safety measures in the house
When earthquake happens, falling furniture is dangerous. In the bedroom, put low furniture and secure them to the ceiling or wall in order to prevent them from falling.

2. Prepare water and food.
When disaster happens, there is a possibility that all essential utilities such as electricity, gas and water will stop. In order to survive without these essential utilities, it is better to prepare at least “food and water for three days,” “a flashlight,” “a radio,” and “a towel”. Towel can be used in many ways such as a cover for mouth, bandage, head protection, and for wrapping up the neck or body. It is also advisable to have a contact list of important people in case your cellphone battery runs out.

3. Check out area for evacuation and what route to take to get there.
For disaster protection, each area has a designated place to evacuate. Check where the closest one from your residence is and how to get there.

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 2016 Japan Education Fairs

Schedule, etc. for 2016 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.

You can read in 14 languages such as Japanese, English, Chinese (Simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese), Korean, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Myanmar language and Bengali, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, French, German, Mongolian, and Portuguese.

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 April 2016 issue will be published on April 11th. 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 2015
  • Utsunomiya University
    Ehime University
    Osaka City University
    Okayama university
    Kumamoto University
    Kobe University
    The University of Tokyo
    Nagoya University

8. From the Reader

Thank you for sending information. I'm really appreciated.

Thank you for sending me JASSO newsletter.
Arigatou Gozaimasu.

(Honorific title is omitted.)

[From the Editor]
How did you find the April edition of Japan Alumni eNews?
April is a season to meet new people. There is an entrance ceremony and company entrance ceremony. On NIPPON Time Machine, we introduced Hanami (cherry-blossom viewing). Hanami is a good opportunity to celebrate new start of school, company, and meeting new people. In Tohoku region, you can enjoy Hanami until early in May. If you miss a chance to do or join Hanami around your place, it’s a good idea to visit north to enjoy beautiful cherry blossom.

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 May 10th. Don’t miss it!

  • Information in this issue may change without notice. Please visit their web sites for latest information.


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