TOKYO, May 25: A medium-strength earthquake hit eastern Japan on Saturday, NHK national television said, causing buildings to shake in Tokyo hours before the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump.

NAC flying to Osaka from July 4

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KATHMANDU, May 9: After 12 years of hiatus, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is resuming its direct flights to Osaka of Japan. The flights of the Nepali national flag carrier will start from July 4.

TOKYO, May 4: Japan's government says the country's child population has declined for the 38th year in a row and now at a record low.

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KATHMANDU, May 1: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has sent a message of felicitations to Naruhito, the new Emperor of Japan, on the occasion of his accession to the throne, on Wednesday.

TOKYO, May 1: Japan's new Emperor Naruhito has formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne, a day after his father Akihito abdicated from the world's oldest monarchy and ushered in a new imperial era.

Japan’s Emperor Akihito becomes the first emperor to abdicate in 200 years, passing the Chrysanthemum Throne to his son Crown Prince Naruhito. The 83-year-old emperor has been on the throne since the death of his father, Hirohito, in 1989.

TOKYO, April 30: Emperor Akihito began his abdication rituals at a Shinto shrine Tuesday morning as Japan embraces the end of his reign with reminiscence and hope for a new era.

POKHARA, April 28: Japan’s Makoto Odakura has won the first Asian Cup Triathlon Championship held in Pokhara on Saturday. He completed the 20 km cycling, 750 meters swimming and 5 km race in 54 minutes and 17 seconds to win the title.

TOKYO, April 19: President Donald Trump and his wife Melania will make a state visit to Japan at the end of May to meet the newly enthroned emperor.

KATHMANDU, April 6: A 3-1 defeat against India means that Nepal’s women’s national football team won’t be able to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan.

A Japanese probe on Friday launched an explosive device at an asteroid, aiming to blast a crater in the surface and scoop up material that could shed light on how the solar system evolved.

When Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne, he will be taking on a role that has changed almost beyond recognition from its mythological origins.

TOKYO, April 1: The era of Japan’s next emperor, Naruhito, will use the name “Reiwa” to connote pursuing harmony, the government said Monday, selecting the culturally significant phrase from ancient Japanese poetry as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pushes to promote national pride.

TOKYO, April 1: Japan’s Rakuten said on Monday it will book a 110 billion yen (£759 million) gain in the quarter through March on its investment in Lyft following the U.S. ride-hailing firm’s listing last week.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Nepal and Japan have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) for sending 'specified skilled workers' (SSW) from Nepal to Japan.

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KATHMANDU, March 25: The government of Japan has said that the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to send Nepali workers to Japan will establish a basic framework for information partnership in order to ensure smooth and proper sending and accepting specified skilled workers.

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KATHMANDU, March 24: Nepal and Japan are likely to ink an agreement within the next couple of days to send Nepali workers to Japan.

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Cyberattacks, terrorism, earthquakes and heatwaves: Tokyo 2020 organisers are hoping for the best but bracing for the worst and making contingency plans for several possible catastrophes during the Games.

KATHMANDU, March 14: Japanese Ambassador to Nepal Masamichi Saigo handed over an embankment along the Kali Gandaki River bank to Gharapjhong Rural Municipality-2, Mustang, on Wednesday.

TOKYO, March 13: Japan has decided for the first time in years not to submit to the United Nations a joint resolution condemning North Korea’s human rights abuses, given U.S. efforts to end North Korea’s weapons program and other factors, Japan said on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Mar 10: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that Nepal needed support from its neighboring countries as well as from the development partners to accelerate its development.

March 9: Kane Tanaka from Fukuoka, Japan, has been officially confirmed as the oldest person livingat 116 years 66 days old as of 9 March 2019.

KATHMANDU, March 5: Japanese Ambassador to Nepal Masamichi Saigo and Ratna Prasad Juwarchan, chairman of Ward no. 1, Thasang Rural Municipality, on Tuesday jointly signed a deal on installation of an excavator in Tukche Village in Mustang district.

Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, Masamichi Saigo, signed a grant contract for upgrading of women’s handicraft and Mithila art center in Janakpur.

KATHMANDU, Mar 1: Japanese envoy to Nepal Masamichi Saigo signed a grant contract worth US$ 168,159 (approximately Rs 1.9 million) with Country Director of AMDA Multisectoral and Integrated Development Services (AMDA-MINDS) Maiko Kobayashi for the support of earthquake-affected communities in Kavrepalanchok district through the improvement of agricultural production and marketing.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The Interim of Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, Yuzo Yoshioka, on Friday, signed a grant contract for Rs 63 million with Takafumi Miyake, Country Director of Shanti Volunteer Association (SVA), for strengthening the resilience of earthquake affected schools in Nuwakot and Rasuwa districts.

KATHMANDU (REPUBLICA): Japan has extended financial assistance to build a Health Center in Chaudandigadhi Municipality in Udayapur district.

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KATHMANDU, Feb 8: The Embassy of Japan in Nepal handed over Braille printers to the Nepal Association for the Welfare of the Blind (NAWB), a Nepali NGO working for the welfare of visually impaired people, amid a program in Kathmandu on Friday.

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KATHMANDU, Feb 8: As Japan prepares to welcome a wave of new foreign workers, experts are cautioning Nepalis over unethical immigration brokers and urging their government to conclude an agreement with Japan for greater transparency in movements of migrant workers, according to a news story published in Japan Times.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Nepali and Japanese health professionals residing in Japan have organized a seminar on improving health care system in Nepal in Tokyo.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has received Air Operator's Certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to conduct flights to Japan.

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KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The Japanese government has responded positively to an interest shown by the Nepali government to work with the former to improve agricultural productivity in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun, has urged the Japanese government to increase investment in energy and hydropower sector.

TOKYO, Jan 21: The world’s oldest man has died at his home, a hot springs inn on Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido, at the age of 113.

TOKYO, Jan 17: Japan faces unforeseen risks in guiding economic policy as its population of about 126 million ages and declines, the governor of its central bank said Thursday.

Only Japanese-born sumo champ retires

January 16, 2019 11:00 am

TOKYO, Jan 16: The only Japanese-born grand champion or "yokozuna" in sumo has decided to retire following a disastrous run of form and injury, leaving two Mongolians on top of the ancient sport.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The Embassy of Japan in Kathmandu has made some clarifications over a news report which quoted Japanese foreign ministry Spokesperson Natsuka Sakata and was published in Thursday’s edition of Republica.

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Japanese Foreign Minister returns

January 10, 2019 15:14 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Kono left here this morning for France after completing a two-day official visit of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono has called on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar this morning.

Japanese Minister Kono meets PM Oli

January 10, 2019 09:42 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Visiting Japanese Foreign Minister, Taro Kono paid a courtesy call to President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at their respective residences in Sheetal Niwas and Prime Minister's residence, Baluwatar.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Amid concern in various quarters that China was getting many developing countries into a debt trap through its investment in various projects under its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Japan has said that the financial support for infrastructure projects in developing countries should be concessional and that the whole process must be transparent.

Nepal, Japan sign two deals

January 9, 2019 20:56 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Nepal and Japan have signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) s on Wednesday. The agreements were signed between two countries after the ministerial-level meeting held in the capital.