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Sep 16, 2020

MIF Newsletter

Dear MIF Fellows,

We hope all of you and your families are safe and doing well during this moment of uncertainty.


We have sent fellows the MIF Newsletter by post for years, however, there are seemed to be significant delay or missing in delivery.

Given the fact, we will disclose the Newsletter to the website.

You are welcome to visit our webpage!


Nevertheless, if you prefer to read the Newsletter in hard copy, please provide us with your full name, mailing address and fellowship year.

Contact mail address: contact@mif-japan.org


Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation in advance.


Sincerely yours,



The Matsumae International Foundation

Dear all,

Please be informed that the Matsumae International Foundation will be closed from 8th to 16th of August as Obon holiday(Summer holidays).

We are afraid that we may not be able to reply your enquiries until we come back to the office on August 17th.

We apologize for your inconvenience during this period.

Thank you for your kind understanding.


Best regards,



The Matsumae International Foundation

A Graduation Ceremony for Dr. Abdelbadia CHAKER who is from the Republic of Tunisia completed his research study at Tokyo Medical and Dental University was held on the 30th of March at MIF’s reception house in Tokyo.  At the ceremony, Prof. HASHIMOTO, MIF’s Chairperson, directly presented the Certificate of Accomplishment and a memorial medal to the graduating Fellow. Prof. HASHIMOTO hosted a farewell luncheon where the enhancement of the relationships among the Fellows and with MIF was confirmed.

On February 28, 2020, a Graduation Ceremony was held at the MIF Reception House and Chairperson HASHIMOTO directly presented Certificates of Accomplishment and Memorial Medals to the following 2 Fellows; Dr. Roza JALMAKHANBETOVA from Republic of Kazakhstan who completed her research study at Gifu Pharmaceutical University, and Dr. Ahmed Eid Elsayed SWILEM from the Arab Republic of Egypt who completed his research study at National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology. Over the farewell luncheon table after the ceremony, all the Fellows expressed their thankfulness and promised to enhance the relationships among the existing Fellows and with MIF then, they took the return flights back to the respective home countries.

On the 20th of February, Mr. Yosuke Watanabe, MIF Secretary General, received Dr. Muzaffar Djalilov, the newly appointed Minister Counsellor for Science, Education and Innovations of the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Japan, at MIF Guest House. During the meeting, Dr. Djalilov and Mr. Watanabe sprightly exchanged opinions and ideas on developing the relationship between the Embassy and MIF and how to promote MIF’s program in Uzbekistan. MIF has ever invited and hosted 16 fellows from Uzbekistan since 2000.