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  • Japanese Houses: Rent, Buy, or Build ? Introduction
  • Despite romantic notions, a new house in Japan probably isn’t going to look anything like this. But if you build, you get to decide what it will be!When we first decided to build a house in Japan, we had no idea what we were in for. Finding land, choosing a builder, getting a loan. . . All these things (naively) sounded straightforward.Not so much.There have been so many steps to this process tha [続きを読む]
  • How to Prepare for the MEXT Scholarship Interview (Embassy)
  • Your MEXT scholarship interview panel might not be this large ? or this close ? but for most applicants, it will be your first time facing a panel interview. It’s hard to prepare for that experience, so prepare what you can: Know the questions and answers in advance to maximize your chances.If you’re applying for the Embassy-recommended MEXT scholarship, have passed the document screening and [続きを読む]
  • Field of Study and Research Program Plan: MEXT FAQ
  • This page is where you can find the answers to all the questions I’ve gotten in blog comments and emails about the Field of Stud
    y and Research Program Plan. If you want to know whenever there are updates to this (or any of the FAQs), I recommend that you joi
    n my MEXT Scholarship Mailing list.I’ll also send you a copy of my sample Embassy-recommended MEXT scholarship application form
    (2018).Here [続きを読む]
  • Contacting Professors: MEXT FAQ (Embassy-Recommended)
  • Reaching out to a Japanese professor for the first time can be intimidating and confusing. Hopefully these questions and answers s
    hould make the process easier.Embassy-Recommended MEXT Scholarship: Contacting Professors FAQFor the Placement Preference Form, yo
    u are expected to list three universities and three professors that you want to study with. I’ve written before that you do not
    need profes [続きを読む]
  • MEXT Scholarship FAQ
  • Questions about the MEXT scholarship? Ask them in the comments here or on the individual FAQ pages listed below!If you have any qu
    estions about the MEXT scholarship application process (or any of my articles on the subject), please ask them in the comments or
    below or in the FAQ article for your specific subject.FAQs Released so FarHere are the links to the existing pages:Contacting Prof
    essors (Em [続きを読む]
  • How to Convert Japanese Calendar Years
  • Don’t worry, it isn’t going to be this difficult.Living in Japan, you’ll often find situations where you have to use Japanese calendar years. Although somewhat antiquated, this system is still used by the government (where all practices are out of date) and in formal documents such as Japanese resumes.Knowing how to convert these dates at need will save you some trouble and frustration. I recom [続きを読む]
  • Dependent Visa: How to Bring Your Family to Japan
  • Perhaps the most popular article on this blog at this point is my guide on How to Apply for a Certificate of Eligibility and Spous
    e Visa for Japan. But I often get questions there about Japanese Dependent Visas, as well.This article, I hope, will make that pro
    cess clear.How to Get a Dependent Visa to Bring Your Family to JapanOf course, we all want to live together with our family. But w
    hen you fi [続きを読む]
  • MEXT Scholarship: Final Preparation and Sending Your Application
  • You’re almost ready to send your application off to do great things!Honestly, the contents of this article are not going to make or break your application ? in fact, I’m going to give you the most important point right here in the intro ? but this is the last 3% that might just be enough to give you an edge.And when you’re competing with the best in the world for a single scholarship in the f [続きを読む]
  • MEXT Scholarship Application Form: Step-by-Step
  • The English translations on the MEXT scholarship application form are confusing at best- and sometimes downright misleading. I use
    d to have two pages of correction bullet statements to copy/paste and send to applicants (most of which were about question 7).One
    mistake on the form might force you to have to re-complete and re-send the form by expensive international express mail, dependin
    g on how y [続きを読む]
  • MEXT Scholarship: Field of Study and Research Program Plan
  • The goal of your Field of Study is to condense all of this down to a page or two of comprehensible research plan.The Field of Stud
    y and Research Program Plan is both the most important and most confusing form in your Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship applicati
    on. By the end of this article, you’re going to know what it is, why it matters, and how to write it- from what to include to ho
    w to approa [続きを読む]
  • University MEXT Scholarship: Choosing Your University
  • With over 800 universities in Japan, which should you choose for your MEXT scholarship application? Start narrowing down the list
    by following the guide below.Choosing a university to apply for the University-Recommended MEXT Scholarship is a much more critica
    l step than it is in the Embassy-Recommended MEXT Scholarship, because you only get to choose one. As we covered in the MEXT schol
    arship eli [続きを読む]
  • University MEXT Scholarship: Eligibility
  • While most MEXT scholarship eligibility criteria are merely poorly translated, the minimum GPA requirement (exlained below) is im
    possible to define in a universally applicable way. At least I will explain how to manually convert your grades to the MEXT system
    , below.Every year, hundreds of applicants spends time and money applying for the MEXT Scholarship without ever realizing that the
    y are not [続きを読む]
  • University-Recommended MEXT Scholarship: Introduction
  • The number of University-Recommended Monbukagakusho scholarship slots available dropped in 2016. Get the updated numbers.If you wa
    nt the MEXT Scholarship, you’re going to need to put in the effort to stand out from the crowd.What if you could get paid to spe
    nd the next five years pursuing your Master’s or PhD?143,000 ? 148,000 yen per month stipendZero tuitionRound-trip ticket to J
    apan(Figures [続きを読む]
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