Malaysian Students’ Association in Japan (MSAJ) was established in the year 1976, with one the objectives of its formation- to unite all Malaysian students throughout all of Japan, and instill togetherness and the spirit of patriotism towards Malaysia. This association is open to all Malaysian students who are studying or undergoing courses for more than SIX months.
As the number of Malaysian students has increased from time to time, MSAJ has also grown bigger, and at present, there are 5 Divisions: Kanto(Head), Kansai, Tohoku, Hokuriku and KYUMA.
Kanto Division covers 12 Prefectures: Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama, Kanagawa, Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Gifu, Aichi, Mie.
Kansai Division covers 15 Prefectures : Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Shiga, Nara, Wakayama, Tottori, Shimane, Okayama. Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Ehime, Kagawa, Kochi, Tokushima.
Tohoku Division covers 7 Prefectures : Hokkaido, Aomori, Akita, Iwate, Yamagata, Miyagi, Fukushima.
Hokuriku Division covers 5 Prefectures : Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui, Niigata, Nagano.
Kyuma Division covers 8 Prefectures : Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima, Okinawa.