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.
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 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 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.
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.
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, 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.
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, 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.
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, 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.
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.
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.