KATHMANDU, April 29: Foreign Minister of Japan, Yoko Kamikawa, is arriving in Nepal next week.

KATHMANDU, March 22: Japan handed over an emergency shelter and training center to the Community Development Center (CDC) in a program held in Durga Bhagwati Rural Municipality, Rautahat District on March 21, 2024.

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TOKYO, Feb 29: The Tokyo Conference 2024 of the International Network for Nepali Journalists (INNJA) commenced here today.  The event will conclude on March 1.

TOKYO, Feb 1 : China overtook Japan as the world's biggest vehicle exporter last year, data from the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) showed Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Eight years after signing a transit agreement with China, Nepal has started exporting goods to third countries using Chinese ports. Nepal, which is only dependent on India for international trade with third countries, has started sending goods to third countries using China's land.

TOKYO (AP) — Japan became the fifth country in history to reach the moon when one of its spacecrafts without astronauts successfully made a soft landing on the lunar surface early Saturday.

TOKYO, Jan.4: Japan's transport authorities on Wednesday started probing the cause of a collision between a Japan Coast Guard aircraft and a Japan Airlines (JAL) passenger plane at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Tuesday evening, which led to over 300 flight cancellations.

TOKYO, Jan 1: Tsunami waves over a metre high hit central Japan on Monday after a series of powerful earthquakes that damaged homes, closed highways and prompted authorities to urge people to run to higher ground.

TOKYO, Jan 1 (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 hit north central Japan on Monday, public broadcaster NHK said.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Nepal has scored 84 runs in 16 overs at the loss of 4 wickets against Japan for a third place in the Women's T20 Quadrangular Series underway in Hong Kong.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean, U.S. and Japanese militaries conducted their first-ever trilateral aerial exercise on Sunday in response to evolving North Korean nuclear threats, South Korea’s air force said.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The Government of Nepal and the Government of Japan today signed an agreement for utilizing the grant assistance of JPY 3,296 million (approximately NPR 2.95 billion) for the implementation of the ‘Project for the Improvement of Dhulikhel Hospital Trauma and Emergency Center’.

TOKYO, Sept 7:Japan launched a rocket Thursday carrying an X-ray telescope that will explore the origins of the universe as well as a small lunar lander.

NAMIE, Japan, Aug. 25 : Japan began releasing wastewater from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Thursday in an operation it insists is safe but has generated a fierce backlash from China.

KATHMANDU, August 24: Two lawmakers of the upper house of the parliament of Japan paid a courtesy call on President Ramchandra Paudel at the Office of the President in Shital Niwas on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: Bringing their Japan tour series to a close, renowned folk rock band Nepathya delivered their last performance in Namba Hatch Auditorium, Osaka on Thursday. Similar to their earlier shows in Tokyo and Fukuoka, the performance was supported by a large audience in Osaka.

TOKYO, Aug. 7: Hiroshima officials criticized growing support for nuclear weapons as a detterent resulting from uneasiness over Russia's war in Ukraine and tensions in the Koreas, commenting Sunday as the city remembered the atomic bombing of 78 years ago.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Folk rock band Nepathya is set to embark on a musical journey to Japan, where the band will perform a series of concerts in the capital Tokyo, Fukuoka and Osaka cities during the month of August.

KATHMANDU, July 14: The Government of Japan handed over the Mental Health Therapeutic Center in Kathmandu District on Friday. KIKUTA Yutaka, Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, attended the ceremony.

KATHMANDU, July 12: The governments of Nepal and Japan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in regard with the implementation of the phase III of the Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship under the Japanese Grant Aid (JDS) program.

TOKYO, July 10:Torrential rain has been pounding southwestern Japan, triggering floods and mudslides and leaving two people dead and at least six others missing Monday.

TOKYO, July 9: Shimane Prefecture and other areas in western Japan were battered by heavy rains on Saturday, prompting local authorities to order the evacuation of 3,70,000 residents of two cities, reported Kyodo News.

TOKYO, June 17: Japan's age of consent was raised from 13, among the world's lowest, to 16 years old on Friday as lawmakers passed key reforms to sex crime legislation.

TOKYO, June 16: Japan's age of consent was raised from 13, among the world's lowest, to 16 years old on Friday as lawmakers passed key reforms to sex crime legislation. A new bill, which also clarifies rape prosecution requirements and criminalises voyeurism, cleared parliament's upper house in a unanimous vote.

Japan and the United States have maintained very close relations since World War II. In reality, the US-Japan relationship, based on economic growth, security interests, and regional stability, has essentially become an effective means of expanding US hegemony.

KATHMANDU, May 18:  Two Nepali students,  who went to study in Japan, have been killed in a tragic road accident.

KATHMANDU, May 10: The Central Level Project Implementation Unit (CLPIU) under the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) organized a closing ceremony of the Emergency School Reconstruction Project: Nepal - Japan cooperation post Nepal Earthquake 2015 on Wednesday in the presence of Minister for Education, Science and Technology Ashok Kumar Rai as the chief guest.

TOKYO, May 6: A powerful earthquake struck central Japan on Friday, leaving at least one person dead and 21 injured, as rescuers searched for another trapped under rubble after several houses collapsed.

INCHEON, South Korea May 2: Japan and South Korea held their first finance leaders' meeting in seven years on Tuesday and agreed to resume regular dialogue as tensions in the wider region and slowing growth prod them to increase co-operation and mend strained relations.

TOKYO, April 30: Twenty-three residents of Japan's Hiroshima have filed a lawsuit with the Hiroshima District Court, demanding recognition of their status as victims of radioactive "black rain" following the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing.

TOKYO, April 29: Japan will lift most of its coronavirus border controls, including a requirement that entrants show proof of three vaccinations or a pre-departure negative test, beginning Saturday as the country’s Golden Week holiday season begins and a large influx of foreign tourists is expected.

TOKYO, April 15: Japan will launch a new and simplified system for granting highly skilled professional visas to foreign workers on April 21, the Immigration Services Agency said on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has congratulated his Nepali counterpart Puspa Kamal Dahal on his appointment as new prime minister.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Senior leader of Nepali Congress (NC) Ram Chandra Paudel is going to be awarded with one of the highest state honors by the Japanese government. The honor was announced on April 29, 2020, and the Japanese Embassy in Kathmandu is going to confer him the award amidst a special program at his residence on Thursday.

DOHA, Nov 27: Costa Rica stunned Japan 1-0 thanks to a late goal at the World Cup on Sunday to blow Group E wide open and hand a potential lifeline to Germany.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: Ambassador of Nepal to Japan Dr Durga Bahadur Subedi presented the Letters of Credence to His Majesty The Emperor, at a special ceremony held at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Monday.

SEOUL/TOKYO, Oct 4: Nuclear-armed North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years on Tuesday, prompting a warning for residents to take cover and a temporary suspension of train operations in northern Japan.

TOKYO, Sept 27: With flowers, prayers and a 19-gun salute, Japan honoured slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday at the first state funeral for a former premier in 55 years - a ceremony that has become as divisive as he was in life.

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: The Government of Nepal and the Government of Japan signed two agreements for utilizing a grant assistance of Rs 2 billion (Japanese Yen 2,256,000,000) for the implementation of the Project for the Improvement of the Rehabilitation of Irrigation System in Eastern Terai Area; and a concessional credit of Rs 14.2 billion (JPY 15,901,000,000) for the Urban Transmission and Distribution System Improvement Project.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: The Nepal Airlines Corporation’s widebody RA 433 aircraft bound to Narita, Japan from Kathmandu returned within half an hour after smoke was detected in the aircraft on Tuesday night.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: Nepali young boxer Abiral Ghimire has reached the semi-finals of the 'K1 World Grand Prix 2022' kick boxing competition being held in Japan. He will face Thai boxer Jomthong Chuwattana for a place in the final in the 70 kg super welterweight category.

TOKYO, Aug 26: Japan is seeking to organise a Sri Lanka creditors' conference, hoping it could help solve the South Asia nation's debt crisis, but uncertainties cloud the outlook for any talks, three people with knowledge of the planning said.

Japanese fans of the sci-fi hit "Stranger Things" can chow down on demonic pasta and rock out to retro 1980s tunes at a pop-up cafe inspired by the Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) horror drama.

KATHMANDU, August 6: Chairman of CPN (Maoist Center) and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who arrived in Japan for a five-day visit, has expressed regret that his wish to meet former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was not fulfilled.

KATHMANDU, August 6: Former Prime Minister and Chairperson of CPN (Maoist Center) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has reached Tokyo this morning on a five-day visit to Japan.

KATHMANDU, July 29: The Standing Committee of the CPN (Maoist Center) held at the party office Paris Danda on Friday has decided to defer the party’s provincial level meeting.

MOSCOW, July 16: Russia on Friday imposed sanctions against 384 members of Japan's parliament, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

KATHMANDU, July 9: The Japanese government handed over a Vocational Training Center constructed at Latinath Secondary School in Darchula District on Wednesday.

TOKYO, July 9: Campaigning in Japan was due to resume on Saturday in the final day of electioneering before polling for the upper house of parliament, even as the country reeled from the killing of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe by a gunman in an unusual act of political violence.

NARA, Japan, July 8: Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan's longest-serving leader, was in grave condition on Friday after being shot while campaigning for a parliamentary election, with media saying a man opened fire with an apparently homemade gun.