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.

TOKYO, July 8: Japanese former prime minister Shinzo Abe was shot on Friday while campaigning in the city of Nara, a government spokesman said, with public broadcaster NHK saying he appeared to have been shot from behind by a man with a shotgun.

KATHMANDU, June 17: The Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, Kikuta Yutaka handed over Japanese study books to Tribhuvan University (TU) on Friday.

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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.