Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship Sharing Session

On 10 October 2015 the Brunei Association of Japan Alumni (BAJA) had a sharing session on the Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship conducted by former scholarship recipients, Najmina Latif and Rabi’atul Abu Bakar. Najmina completed an Undergraduate Degree Program at Kobe University in 2010. Rabi’atul completed her Graduate Degree Program at Saitama University in 2014. Both are also UBD Alumni.

BAJA Sharing Session Oct 2015 Press Release

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21st ASEAN Council of Japan Alumni (ASCOJA) Conference


The Brunei Association of Japan Alumni (BAJA) sent a six (6) member delegation to the 21st ASEAN Council of Japan Alumni (ASCOJA) Conference hosted by the Philippines Federation of Japan Alumni (PHILFEJA) between 2 – 4 October 2015. The Conference was held at Dusit Thani, Makati City.

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The 29th Japanese Speech Contest



Free Admission.

Date: 29th August 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Ilia, Lecture Theatre, Universiti Brunei Darussalam

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BAJA’s 2014 Annual General Meeting

BAJA held its 2014 AGM last Friday evening, January 30th, 2015, at the Millenium Restaurant in Beribi. Guest of honour was Her Excellency Madam Noriko IKI, the Ambassador of Japan to Brunei Darussalam.

One highlighted point during the AGM was the resignation of Dr Suwarni from her post as Secretary, due to her other commitments. BAJA President, Dr Chin WK, accepted her resignation and after some discussion with the other Executive Committee members, has appointed Mr Hasrin Haji Masri as the current BAJA Secretary. BAJA also wishes Dr Suwarni the best in her endeavours and hopes that she can continue to help BAJA as an ordinary member.

IMG_3216Group photo taken during BAJA’s 2014 AGM


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Dr. Fadil Galawat paid a courtesy call on PM Shinzo Abe

Dr. Fadil Galawat paid a courtesy call on PM Shinzo Abe

The event was on the agenda of the recent ASJA and ASCOJA Governors’ Meetings held in Tokyo recently.


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baja.org.bn welcomes Dlynne as its new editor

She’s been taking care of BAJA’s FaceBook for the past year and we hope that with this added responsibility, BAJA’s publicity will have one strong voice.

Welcome aboard Dlynne and may the odds be ever in your favour.


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Aun and Hide Concert


One Asia – Aun and Hide Concert. Free concert in conjunction of the 30th year anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Brunei.

JIS, Saturday 8/2/14. Pusat Insani, Sunday 9/2/14. Twin brothers played wadaiko, shamisen and fue. And third member specialised in percussion cymbals called Chapatt (?). Fusion of traditional Japanese music with a touch of modern rock.

Audience were delighted with the Bruneian performers and Japanese artistes’ collaboration at the end of the concert.

Attended by HRH Princess Masna…, HE Kenichi Suganuma JIS

Attended by …. KBDO, Second Secretary Pusat Insani.

BAJA members volunteering/assisting Japanese Embassy staff.

Highly entertaining and comedic performance. Twin brothers shamisen segment.

Audience partook in the interactive performance. Percussion with the Chapatti (cymbals)


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