Life amidst COVID19

The recent happenings regarding COVID19 have changed daily life around the world. As many


Golden Week 2019 is Japan’s longest public holiday in recent memory. What are the


Every year, a number of NAIST students take part in Japan TENT, a week-long homestay program in Ishikawa prefecture. For the program's 30-year anniversary, past participants tell their stories in this post. Among Japan's homestay programs, Japan TENT is surely among the most full-featured. Each year in August, it assembles 300 foreigners in Ishikawa prefecture for a … Continue Reading ››

International Friendship Meeting 2018

NAIST has a strong web of support for its 25% international student population. The annual International Friendship Meeting, is a celebration of international exchange, diverse friendships, and gratitude for everyone's efforts to make the NAIST international community a very welcoming environment. Guests from all around Nara gathered at the Millennium Hall on January 23 to celebrate. [caption id="attachment_1154" … Continue Reading ››

Takayama Science Festival & Open Campus

The Takayama Science Town Festival is held annually to promote science and educational research for Takayama-citizens of all ages. NAIST participates in this event through its own Open Campus, preparing exhibitions and demonstrations in the most fun way. Last November 12 was a crisp Autumn day, perfect for this event’s fifth-year run. Continue Reading ››

Running in a fancy dress: the 23rd Yoshikawa cup (Ekiden)

The Yoshikawa Cup (Ekiden Taikai), a traditional annual relay race at NAIST to deepen the friendship among students and staff, was held on November 1 for the 23rd time. With the rising popularity of Halloween in Japan, the number of groups who run the course in disguise has steadily increased. Not only the fastest teams, but also the teams with … Continue Reading ››