Nepal hosts AA20 program in Japan

April 30, 2022 12:40 pm

KATHMANDU, April 30: The Embassy of Nepal in Japan hosted a meeting of Asia Africa 20 (AA20) on Wednesday evening with a view to attracting Japanese private sector investment to Nepal and promoting Nepal.

SEOUL, April 28: Visiting Asia next month for the first time since becoming U.S. president in 2021, Joe Biden will hold talks with allies in Japan and South Korea over China's growing influence in the region and the latest threats from nuclear-armed North Korea.

KATHMANDU, April 20: Japan has decided to extend the Technical Cooperation Programs in Nepal for Fiscal Year 2022.

KATHMANDU, April 16: Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Narayan Khadka said the Japanese government's assistance to Nepal was very important for the development of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, April 16: Kikuta Yutaka, Ambassador of Japan to Nepal attended the 48th Annual Function of JAAN held by JICA Alumni Association of Nepal (JAAN) in Kathmandu on Saturday, with the presence of Foreign Minister Dr. Narayan Khadka as a special guest and Chief Representative for JICA Nepal Office, Okubo Akimitsu.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Japan has handed over a newly-built health center to the Female Awareness Campaign Team Nepal in Udayapur district today.

KATHMANDU March 29: Japan handed over a newly-built Health Training Center and Emergency Shelter to Rolpa Municipality in Rolpa district today.

TOKYO, March 17: A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima in northern Japan on Wednesday evening, triggering a tsunami advisory and plunging more than 2 million homes in the Tokyo area into darkness.

KATHMANDU, March 10: The Government of Japan has decided to extend a grant assistance of Rs 2.7 billion to the Government of Nepal for the implementation of the Project for the Improvement of Water Supply in Biratnagar.

TOKYO, March 8: The Japanese Foreign Ministry unveiled the details of the third sanctions package against Russia and Belarus in connection with the situation in Ukraine.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16:  Ambassador of Japan to Nepal Kikuta Yutaka signed a grant contract with Dr. Chairman of Kathmandu Cancer Center Anjani Kumar Jha for installing medical equipment at the Center located in Bhaktapur District.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, KIKUTA Yutaka, signed a grant contract with Lalmani Joshi, Director of Meri Stopes Community Service Center Nepal, for installing medical equipment at Meri Stop Community Hospital in Kailali District.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: The Government of Japan has stated that the Cold Chain Equipment Assistance Program required to manage COVID-19 vaccines in Nepal has been completed.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: The Government of Japan has provided the grant assistance to strengthen vaccine cold chain system in Nepal through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: The Government of Japan has decided to extend loan assistance of up to ten billion Japanese Yen, approximately Rs 10.4 billion, to Nepal as a policy loan for economic growth and resilience.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Jan 16: The tsunami threat around the Pacific from a huge undersea volcanic eruption began to recede Sunday, while the extent of damage to Tonga remained unclear.

TOKYO, Jan 11: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday an entry ban on non-resident foreigners to the country will be further extended until the end of February. "The framework of the current border controls will be maintained until the end of February," Kishida told reporters Tuesday morning.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: The government of Japan is to provide Rs 10.39 billion 'policy loan' assistance for Nepal's economic development and productivity.

TOKYO, Nov 30: Japan has confirmed its first case of Omicron variant of the coronavirus, Kyodo News reported citing a government source. A man in his 30s was found to be infected with the heavily mutated strain after arriving from Namibia at Narita airport near Tokyo on Sunday, according to the source.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The governments of Japan and Australia have opened their borders for international students wanting to pursue higher education, according to the Education Consultancy Association of Nepal (ECAN).

WASHINGTON, Nov 18: The Biden administration has asked some of the world's largest oil consuming nations - including China, India and Japan - to consider releasing crude stockpiles in a coordinated effort to lower global energy prices, according to several people familiar with the matter.

Guinness World Records has certified two Japanese sisters as the world’s oldest living identical twins at 107, in an announcement Monday coinciding with Respect for the Aged Day, a national holiday in Japan.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The building of Namuna Machhindra Secondary School that was severely damaged by the 2015 earthquake has been reconstructed with the financial assistance from Japan.

KATHMANDU, September 2:  The Government of Japan has provided grant assistance of US$ 701,273 (approximately Rs 83.21 million) for a project on improving water access and agricultural income in Sindhupalchowk district.

TOKYO, Sept 1: Japan's Kanagawa prefecture said it has found another vial of Moderna Inc's (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine suspected of containing a foreign substance and has put the rest of the lot on hold.

TOKYO, August 31: Japan's health minister said on Tuesday it was highly likely that foreign matter found in Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccines in the southern prefecture of Okinawa were caused when needles were stuck into the vials.

August 26: Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) said on Wednesday it has withheld supply of about 1.63 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Japan after a report of contamination of vials with particulate matter, which it suspects involves a production line in Spain.

KATHMANDU, August 23: An additional 559,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines donated by Japan arrived in Nepal on Monday.

KATHMANDU, August 19: The remaining doses of AstraZeneca vaccine Japan pledged for Nepal through COVAX Facility are expected to arrive in Kathmandu on August 21 and 23, according to the Embassy of Japan in Kathmandu.

TOKYO, August 8: Japan will douse its more than year-old Olympic flame on Sunday, closing out a Tokyo Games that were upended by the pandemic and transformed by the drama of politics, dazzling sport and deeply personal turmoil.

KATHMANDU, August 4: The COVID-19 vaccines being donated by Japan is  expected to arrive in Nepal on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Japanese Ambassador to Nepal Kikuta Yutaka has extended his sincere congratulations to the newly-appointed PM of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba.

KATHMANDU, July 13: Japan has announced to donate about 1.6 million doses of the Japanese-made AstraZeneca vaccine to Nepal under grants through the COVAX facility.

TOKYO, July 8: Japan is set to declare a state of emergency for Tokyo through August 22 to contain a new wave of coronavirus infections, a key minister said on Thursday, as the organisers consider banning all spectators from the Olympics starting in about two weeks.

TOKYO, June 23: A dispute over financial irregularities has surfaced in the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), Japan.

Workers scaled a giant statue of a Buddhist goddess in Japan on Tuesday to place a custom-made mask on her face, an act meant to be a prayer for the end of the coronavirus pandemic.

On June 2nd, 2021, Japan co-hosted the COVAX AMC Summit with Gavi to procure funds to provide vaccines for developing countries. Taking this opportunity, let me sum up Japan’s assistance for the world and Nepal in the fight against this formidable infectious disease. I think it is useful for the readers to be presented with Japan’s efforts in a rather comprehensive manner. Japan has been taking a multifaceted approach to this effect, i.e., international fora; bilateral context; vaccines; cold chain; medical equipment; enhancing health sector (water, nutrition, etc.), and technical assistance for capacity building.

KATHMANDU,  June 3: Japan has provided 160 oxygen generators to Nepal in order to help tackle COVID-19. This essential medical equipment will be delivered to 58 hospitals around the country, according to the Embassy of Japan in Nepal.

TOKYO, May 25: The Japanese government Tuesday was quick to deny a U.S. warning for Americans to avoid traveling to Japan would have an impact on Olympians wanting to compete in the postponed Tokyo Games.

TOKYO, April 14: Tokyo pitched itself as “a safe pair of hands” when it was awarded the Olympics 7 1/2 years ago.

TOKYO, April 13: Japan plans to release into the sea more than 1 million tonnes of contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear station, the government said on Tuesday, a decision that is likely to anger neighbours such as South Korea.

TOKYO, April 12: Japan began COVID-19 vaccinations for its sizable elderly population on Monday, with imported doses still in short supply and the pace unlikely to stop a fourth wave of infection.

KATHMANDU, April 2: Japan has said that it is pleased to see the successful completion of the Melamchi Water Supply Project that plans to distribute safe drinking water to the residents of the Kathmandu Valley.

TOKYO, March 17: Japanese households’ financial assets hit a fresh record near 2 quadrillion yen last year, half of which was in cash and bank deposits, in a sign the coronavirus pandemic encouraged them to save rather than spend.

NEW DELHI, Mar 13: Leaders of the United States, India, Australia and Japan agreed to pool financing, manufacturing and distribution capacity to send 1 billion coronavirus vaccines across Asia by the end of 2022, India’s foreign secretary said on Friday.

WASHINGTON, March 10: U.S. President Joe Biden will hold an online meeting on Friday with the leaders of Japan, India and Australia, the White House said on Tuesday, the first leader-level meeting of a four-country group seen as part of efforts to balance China’s growing military and economic power.

JICA Alumni Association of Nepal (JAAN) marked its 47th annual function and annual general meeting on Saturday in Kathmandu.

TOKYO, Mar 2: A Japanese a woman in her 60s died from a brain haemorrhage three days after receiving a Pfizer coronavirus vaccination, the health ministry said on Tuesday, adding that there may not be a link between the two.

TOKYO, Feb 17: Months after other major economies, Japan began giving the first coronavirus vaccines to front-line health workers Wednesday. Many are wondering if the campaign will reach enough people, and in time, to save a Summer Olympics already delayed a year by the worst pandemic in a century.

IWAKI, Feb 14: More than 100 people were injured and trains halted over a wide swathe of northeastern Japan on Sunday after the region was jolted by a major earthquake in the same area as the 2001 Fukushima quake that set off a tsunami nearly 10 years ago.