2nd Malaysia Alumni of Sakura Science Association (MASSA) Alumni Meeting

The 2nd MASSA Alumni Meeting (Online) concluded on Feb 26, 2022 successfully. We had about 100 participants from around the world; Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United States. This session served as an opportunity to find out more about the Sakura Science exchange program itself and to know career paths of those who participated in it. We thank our speakers again for replying to the many questions raised during the session.

2nd Malaysia Alumni of Sakura Science Association (MASSA) Alumni Meeting

2nd Malaysia Alumni of Sakura Science Association (MASSA) Alumni Meeting
Bridging Social Capital and Cultivating Excellence

Co-hosted by MASSA & JST
Saturday (26 February 2022)
12:00 - 14:00 (Malaysia Time)
Zoom Webinar



12:00 - 12:05
Greetings from Representative of MASSA
12:05 - 12:10
Dr. Teruo KISHI, Director General, Sakura Science Program HQS, JST

Guest Speech

12:10 - 12:15
Speech from His Excellency Katsuhiko TAKAHASHI, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Malaysia
12:15 - 12:20
Speech from Mr. Nor Azam, Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of Malaysia in Tokyo
12:20 - 12:25
peech from Mr Keiji FURUYA, Member of the House of Representative Japan, President, Japan-Malaysia Parliamentary Friendship Association

Keynote Session from Guest Speakers

12:25 - 12:35
Dr Moi Meng Ling (Professor from Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo) "The essence of kakehashi in driving progress and development: lessons learned from my journey as a ryugakusei to a Todai professor"
12:35 - 12:40
Q&A session
12.40 - 12:50
Dr. Zamri Yusop (Senior Lecturer from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) "Life as a student and researcher in Japan"
12:50 - 12:55
Q&A session
12:55 - 13:00
Photo session

Sharing Session from MASSA Members

13:00 - 13:10
1 st session by Dr. Gan Hong Seng "Assessing the Change to Japanese Culture Understanding and Research Productivity Via Malaysia-To-Japan Research Mobility Before and After the COVID Pandemic Outbreak"
13:10 - 13:20
2nd session by Dr. Che Azurahanim Che Abdullah "Remote Sakura Science Program: Beyond Border Knowledge and Cultural Transfer"
13:20 - 13:30
Q&A session

Study & Work in Japan Session

13:30 - 13:40
Mr. Raymond TAN from Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
13:40 - 13:50
Dr. Lau Wee Yeap from Japan Graduates Association of Malaysia (JAGAM)
13:50 - 13:55
Q&A session


13:55 - 14:00
Closing remarks from JST

* Moderator: Dr. Nor Ruwaida Jamian, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia LOOK EAST POLICY (LEP)

* All speakers and the agenda are subject to change with prior notice.