Nov 30

It turns out JET alum Lars Martinson, author of the graphic novel Tonoharu:  Part 1, has a four-part series on his experience applying for a Monbusho Scholarship that’s worth reading.

JetWit also recently had a post about Lars completing a 10-part series on his site ( all about self-publishing.  And I just realized he has a unique section on his site devoted to reflections from his time on JET.

It’s also worth noting that, while he had been living in Minneapolis, MN, more recently he’s relocated to Tokushima-ken in Shikoku for graduate school.

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  • - Graphic novelist Lars Martinson seeks funding for comic book about East Asian calligraphy Said on August 4th, 2009 at 8:01 am:

    […] Tonoharu:  Part 1, Lars knows a thing or two about getting funding (as further demonstrated in a previous blog post titled “How to Apply for a Monbusho […]

  • James White Said on June 13th, 2010 at 9:38 pm:

    Awesome! Glad to see more content about the Monbusho Scholarship here!

    Those interested may find more info on the following sources:

    1) – Forum where many candidates share their experiences, look for guidance regarding the application process, guidelines, etc.
    2) – Same as above but mostly about Japanese culture.
    3) – Most complete preparation guide for the Monbusho Research Scholarship, where 210 successful applicants gave their contributions.
    4) – Official Japanese Gov. website on procedures and tips for those planning to study in Japan.

    Sharing, and keep me posted!

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