2023 Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Research Student Scholarship

Ms. Melody Kawaiokalani Chung, a graduate of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (BA, Japanese), was awarded the 2023 Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology; MEXT) Research Student (Kenkyuu Ryuugakusei) Scholarship to conduct research in the field of International Culture and Communication at Waseda University in Tokyo from April 2023 through March 2025.

The Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu held an Award Presentation Ceremony on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Ms. Chung, pictured below with Consul General Aoki, was one of four MEXT recipients selected from North America.

Consul General Yutaka Aoki on the left holding the MEXT research award certificate with award recipient, Melody Chung, on the right.

Photo credit: Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu