Japanese Ambassador Kikuta Held a Farewell Ceremony for New MEXT Scholars

Japanese Ambassador Kikuta Held a Farewell Ceremony for New MEXT Scholars

A farewell party was hosted by the Japanese Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Kikuta Yutaka, for Nepali students receiving MEXT scholarships to study in Japan. MEXT, offered by Japan’s Ministry of Education, provides financial aid for international students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialized training, or teacher programs. This scholarship program to study in Japan for Nepali students began in 1957, shortly after establishing diplomatic relations. Seven Nepali students were chosen this spring: two undergraduates, three pursuing Master’s degrees, and two doctoral candidates.

Ambassador Kikuta congratulated the students and emphasized the importance of making the most of their excellent learning environment. He encouraged them to explore Japanese culture beyond their study in Japan, build friendships, and gain a deeper understanding of the Japanese essence. He expressed his belief that the knowledge, experience, and cultural appreciation they gain will empower them to contribute to Nepal’s development and strengthen ties between Japan and Nepal.

The President of the Nepali Alumni Association for Japanese universities, Dr. Sunil Babu Shrestha, also shared practical advice based on his own experiences. The Japanese Embassy is confident these scholars will serve as a bridge between the two nations, fostering greater understanding, friendship, and cooperation.

To know more about the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship for 2024, check: https://www.np.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/11_000001_00723.html

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