Friday, April 27, 2018 - 18:02

My time as TISA President will end on April 30, 2018. Starting on May 1, there will be a new team (the International Student Council) that will lead TISA with a new president from the Council. The new team will announce all the details in the coming week. If you have any question, please email

I want to thank everyone who helped with the transition in the last 2 months. Your time and efforts were greatly appreciated. 

Let's continue supporting each other, and remember to participate in the upcoming International Sports Festival:

With thanks,


Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 19:41

Hello fellow TISA members! Are you interested in giving a lecture in Japanese about your country to Japanese junior high school students?
Youga Junior High School(用賀中学校)in Setagaya City is looking for 2 international lecturers who can give 2 fifty-minute lectures (the same presentation, twice) in Japanese to the students in the morning on Saturday, May 12 (8:35-9:25 and 9:35-10:25).

Since the purpose of this education program is to understand cultures in other countries, the lecturers are expected to introduce their home country from their own points of view.

The reward is going to be paid 5,000 yen per person. Japanese bank account is required to receive the payment.

Apply by submitting this form by Thursday, April 17 23:59 with your Tokyo Tech email address. Thanks!

Please click here to apply:

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 04:00

Here is the information for SAGE Special Survivor and Tokyo Orienteering Events!

4/12 Sage Special Survival
How about joining a tag game with international students?  
Date:4/12(Th) 17:00~
Place:Oookayama Campus
Gathering Place:West 9 Building 1Flower HUB-ICS
Application form ↓

4/28 Tokyo Orientering
Tokyo Orienteering is an annual and original event. You can explore and enjoy wonderful Tokyo with Yamanote line free-pass ticket. Also, you may solve quizzes  and make good friendship with your team mates.
What about making friends with international students in Tokyo Tech?

Date:4/28(St) 9:00~19:00
Gathering Place:West1Building
Fee (including Yamanote line free-pass ticket)
¥1500 (Freshman)
    ¥1800 (General)
Application form ↓

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 00:30

TISA will be having a few large activities in the Spring 2018.
We are looking for experienced team leaders to manage the different project teams.

If you are interested in knowing more about these positions, please click here:

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 23:42

The Tokyo Tech International Student Association (TISA) and Tokyo Tech Photo Club joined forces to hold Let's Shoot Photos! on December 3, 2017. Domestic and international students gathered in Todoroki Valley Park during the autumn leaf season to take photos of flora, fauna, and each other while communicating without the stress of cultural or language barriers.

Click here to view full article.

Happy participants during the session  Happy participants during the session

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 09:29

SAGE Tokyo Tech will hold an event on Feb 11, 2017 to facilitate interaction between students (both international and Japanese students). Does anyone want to communicate more with Tokyo Tech students? SAGE created a new event for that very purpose.

The new event is like tag game but a little different and original. You will also solve many kinds of quizzes, riddles, etc. during the game. It will be an exciting day!! Don’t miss it!!! Let’s begin our spring vacation with SAGE Special Survival!!

Event Desctiption:
Date: Feb 11, 2017 
Time: 12:30~18:00 (3 hours for the game and 1 hour for the after-party)
Place: Tokyo Institute of Technology Ookayama campus
What to bring: 200yen(participation fee) Please wear comfortable clothes on that day and bring some water.
The host organization: SAGE(Students association for Global Exchange)
Registration form:

Again...DON’T MISS IT!

If you have any questions, please contact SAGE:

Thank you!

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 10:55
We hereby announce the final results of the TISA Executive Elections 2016-2017. We would like to thank the candidates and all the members of TISA for contributing to the elections process.
The election was conducted in accordance with the TISA Election and Handover Policy that was approved at the 2015 Annual General Meeting and amended in the 2016 Annual General Meeting. Based on our assessment of the processes and results, we declare a free and fair election.
The newly elected TISA Executive members are:
Position Name Percentage
President Assem Ayaganova 66%
Vice President Ihsan Can 57%
Vice President Karthik Rampalli 43%
General Secretary Dyah Yunisatari 66%
Assistant General Secretary Md Shakhawat Hossain 33%

As mentioned in TISA Election Policy, in order for elected officers to assume their posts, the compulsory leadership and management training must be completed. Persons who fail to meet the requirement will automatically forfeit their positions and the post will be reopen for nominations and voting.

Please let us know if you agree with these result at your earliest immediately.

Best Regards,

TISA Secretariat
TISA Election Team

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 00:28

The 11th TISA Sports Festival is coming soon. But to make this event a success we need volunteers. Please support this event if you have time.

What are wer looking for:

  • Volunteers to assist on the day
  • Volunteers to be managers of the different events. 

If you are interested, please click here
Note: Please fill in "Sports Festival" in events name and either "Volunteer" or "Sports Manager" with sport name for Position

Event Info:
Date: January 9, 2017
Time: 9:00 ~ 17:00
Location: Ookayama Campus


  • Football (Soccer): Register as a team 
  • Basketball: Register as a team 
  • E-Sports: Mario kart and FIFA  
  • Table Tennis: 
  • Badminton: 

If you want to register for an event. Please click here

Monday, December 26, 2016 - 11:54

Here are the candidates for TISA Elections 2017. Please vote (see link below)!

  1. Name: Hossain Md Shakhawat

    • Country: Bangladesh
    • Major: Infromation and communications Engineering
    • Grade: M2
    • Hobbies: sports (cricket, table tennis, etc.) and photography
    • Achievements: Trying to be a better human
    • About Myself: "I am 29 and trying to educate myself for the last 10618 days. i am 5 ft. 8 inches but not growing quickly in recent times. i love sports of any type. Sports taught me how to work as a part of a team or as an individual, or even lead the team when demanded. I am an engineer by name but not sure how my engine performs actually. I am not a genious but generous and I can trace every race."
    • Candidacy: General Secretary (and Assistant General Secretary)
  2. Name: Assem Ayaganova

    • Country: Kazakhstan
    • Major: Chemical Engineering
    • Grade: M2
    • Hobbies: reading, cooking
    • Achievements: TISA Vice-President
    • About Myself: "My motto is Carpe Diem. I believe that hard work and motivation will change our world and will improve TISA to make it more student oriented and to help every international student in Tokyo Tech. For me TISA is a family in Tokyo Tech and by working together we can make it even better."
    • Candidacy: President, Vice President
  3. Name: Ahmet Ihsan Canbolat


    • Country: Turkey
    • Major: IT
    • Grade: D3
    • About Myself: "Fully equipped with problem solving skills and enthusiastic to use them in service of our next president."
    • Candidacy: Vice President
  4. Name: Dyah Yunisatari

    • Country: Indonesia
    • Candidacy: General Secretary (and Assistant General Secretary)
  5. Name: Sara Ayman

    • Country: Egypt
    • Candidacy: President
  6. Name: Gayatri Chawda

    • Country: India
    • Candidacy: Vice President
  7. Name: Karthik Rampali

    • Country: India
    • Candidacy: General Secretary (and Assistant General Secretary)

To vote: Click Here!

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 19:10

Wow! Where has the time gone? We are already counting down the final days of 2016. But before we welcome 2017 and all it has to offer, let's take a look back at the happenings over the last year. Below you'll find the annual report for 2015 through to 2016. Enjoy!!!