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Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships
Award Ceremony 2013
    The annual award ceremony for the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarships was held at the Japanese Ambassador’s Residence in Kuala Lumpur on 26th March 2013. This year, 23 Malaysian students were awarded the Japanese Government Scholarships to further study in Japan. Of the 23 students, 2 received scholarships for undergraduate studies while the other 21 are postgraduate. Most of them will depart to Japan this April.

Malaysian scholarship grantees with their certificates in happy faces
(front row from left – Ms. Farzana, Datin Dr. Rosslina, Ambassador Nakamura, Dato’ Zulkifli from Alumni Look East Policy Society (ALEPS) & Mr. Yeo)

    Japanese Ambassador, H.E. Shigeru Nakamura, congratulated all 23 scholarship grantees. In his speech, Ambassador Nakamura mentioned about Prof. Dr. Yamanaka from Kyoto University was awarded the Nobel Prize last year, and hopes that the scholarship grantees would have outstanding academic achievements in Japanese universities. He also asked the scholarship grantees to be grassroots ambassadors and promote Malaysian culture while they are studying in Japan to promote Malaysia-Japan friendship.

    Datin Dr. Rosslina Ahmad Mokhtar, Senior Deputy Director from the Public Service Department mentioned in her speech about history of Look East Policy and Malaysia will continue bilateral cooperation with Japan especially in science and technology. She hopes that upon graduation, the students will bring back not only knowledge and technology, but also discipline and work ethics from Japan.

    Mr. Yeo Eng Wah, Vice President of the Japan Graduates’ Association of Malaysia (JAGAM) urged the students to study hard, observe Japanese culture and enjoy life in Japan.
Ambassador Nakamura giving advices to Malaysian scholarship grantees on study in Japan

    There was an orientation session prior to the award ceremony. The embassy invited Dr. Lim Ting Song, a former MEXT scholarship grantee, to brief the scholarship grantees about life in Japan and also talk about his experience.

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