Maki Kaji, the creator of the popular numbers puzzle Sudoku whose life’s work was spreading the joy of puzzles, has died, his Japanese company said Tuesday. He was 69 and had bile duct cancer.

Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi unveiled his awards contender on the Cannes Movie Competition on Sunday, a story of heartbreak and regrets which emerges in nearly street movie-style over the course of a number of automobile journeys.

Japanese cheerleaders danced and cheered on commuters outside a Tokyo rail station on Thursday in a bid to lift spirits with the capital heading into another state of emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami says politicians need to help reduce public uncertainty and fear over the coronavirus and gain people’s support by speaking sincerely about the pandemic.

The Japanese government plans to step up efforts to stem the country’s tumbling birth rate by helping to fund more sophisticated artificial intelligence matchmaking systems, media said on Monday.

Hana Kimura, a Japanese pro-wrestler who appeared in the latest series of the popular reality show “Terrace House,” has died. She was 22.

In a show he titled “Once Upon a Time ... in Japan,” the designer captured the essences of cherry blossoms, Japanese gardens and Watteau gowns at New York Fashion Week. He used lace overlays, obi sashes, intricate swirl prints, romantic flowers, capes, one shoulder gowns, brocade fabrics and kimono-style dresses for spring-summer 2020.

Japanese man promoting Ilam tea

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ILAM, July 23: Many foreign traders come to Ilam every year to take high-quality tea produced in this eastern hilly district to their country. It is natural for traders to look for profits.

Japanese authorities say at least 38 people have been injured, some critically, after a man started a fire at a famous animation production studio in Kyoto.

Japan’s culture of cute makes no exceptions for poop. It gets a pop twist at the Unko Museum in Yokohama near Tokyo.

A total of nine Japanese films are going to be screened in ‘Japanese Film Festival’. The film festival is going to take place on March 22, 23, at Tribhuvan Army Officers’ Club, Sundhara and on March 29 and 30 at Embassy of Japan, Panipokhari.

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 6: Nepali and Japanese health professionals residing in Japan have recently conducted a seminar on a topic, ‘Improving healthcare system in Nepal’ at JICA hall, Tokyo.

TOKYO, Oct 20 : European and Japanese space agencies said an Ariane 5 rocket successfully lifted a spacecraft carrying two probes into orbit Saturday for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun.

Elon Musk’s company SpaceX has named its first private passenger on a voyage around the Moon as Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa. Musk says Maezawa will fly to the Moon aboard a new rocket called the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), which is still in development.

RUSSIA, June 19:  Japanese princess Hisako Takamado has arrived in the Russian city of Saransk, which will host Tuesday's FIFA World Cup match between Japan and Colombia, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Japanese Ambassador to Nepal Masashi Ogawa has paid a courtesy call on Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Rajendra Chhetri at the Nepal Army Headquarters in the capital today.

BIRATNAGAR, May 7: Kuga Takahiro, 42, a Japanese national died of altitude sickness in Solukhumbu on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, April 15: The Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, Masashi Ogawa, and former Education Minister and chairperson of the Himalaya Conservation Group (HCG) Nepal Dr Gangalal Tuladhar, inaugurated and handed over key of Kalleri Shelter-Community Center to the Consumer Committee of the center, Dhading on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, April 7: An authorized Japanese food outlet has opened at Kupandol, Lalitpur. Provincial Assembly member Narottam Baidya and Japanese religious leader Manju Satya jointly inaugurated the project amid a program today.

KATHMANDU, March 29: Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and Toyama Nepal Cultural Exchange Association jointly organized Nepal-Japan Art Exhibition 2018 on Wednesday at Mithila Yein Art Gallery, Thamel.

KATHMANDU, Mar 28: Japan's Ambassador to Nepal, Masashi Ogawa, today called on Minister for Forest and Environment, Shakti Bahadur Basnet.

KATHMANDU, Mar 20: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe congratulated President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari on her re-assumption of office as the head-of-nation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.

SOLUKHUMBU, Feb 26: A Japanese national has died due to altitude sickness.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Japanese ambassador to Nepal Masashi Ogawa signed a grant contract in Kathmandu on Thursday to help reconstruct the Sarswati Peace School in Arughat Rural Municipality, Gorkha.

TOKYO, Jan 23: A volcanic eruption Tuesday injured at least nine people at a ski resort in central Japan, officials said.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Japanese Ambassador to Nepal, Masashi Ogawa, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Japan's Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Iwao Horii, is arriving in Nepal as the head of the Japanese observation team for the second phase of the parliamentary and provincial elections to be held on December 7.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: A delegation of Japanese businesspersons and industrialist has arrived in Kathmandu to look for business opportunities in Nepal.

CLARK, Philippines, Oct 23: Japan's defense minister asserted Monday that North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities have grown to an "unprecedented, critical and imminent" level.

TOKYO, Oct 6: Japan has again been forced to confront its work culture after labor inspectors ruled that the death of a 31-year-old journalist at the country’s public broadcaster, NHK, had been caused by overwork.

PALPA, Sept 28: A Japanese national provided financial assistance worth Rs 900,000 to the Kaligandaki Eye Treatment Centre at Rampur in Palpa district.

TOKYO, Sept 3: Japanese Emperor Akihito's oldest grandchild, Princess Mako, said Sunday she is getting married to a university classmate who won her heart with bright smiles and sincerity.

KATHMANDU: Alfa Beta, one of the leading educational consultancies in Nepal, is working with about 10 different countries around the world, including America, Australia, India and Canada, to provide Nepali students with quality education. They help students prepare for several tests like GMAT, IELTS and TOEFL, among others. Since 2014, the consultancy has also been the only authorized agent of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), Beppu, Japan.

Japanese emergency assistance to Nepal

August 20, 2017 22:12 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Japan has decided to provide emergency relief goods such as blankets and plastic sheets to flood-affected people in Nepal.

LONDON, July 22: Japanese investment in the UK has hit a "record high" since last year's shock Brexit vote, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Friday, during a visit to Tokyo.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The Embassy of Japan has handed over ski equipment to Nepal Ski Association amidst a ceremony at the embassy on Thursday.

Japanese Emperor abdication bill approved

TOKYO, March 27: Eight people are feared dead and two were in critical condition on Monday after an avalanche hit a group of high school students and teachers climbing in central Japan.

Rampur, March 10: A Japanese national has extended economic support to poor and hardworking students.

RAMPUR (Palpa), March 3: An Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) building has been constructed at Tham village of Sahalkot VDC – 8 which is located in one of the remotest parts of the district.

Techrise is a coding boot camp and an initiative that teaches young people to code and help them learn a set of marketable skills that will enable them to write web applications.  Techrise was set up six months ago to bridge the gap between educational opportunities and an individual’s competency. In conversation with Republica, Takehiro Mouri and Natsuko Robyn Shinozaki, the Japanese founders, share the reason behind establishing the company in Nepal, the challenges and prospects of IT worldwide.

HONOLULU, Feb 10: €” Families and friends of nine people killed when a U.S. Navy submarine accidentally rammed into a Japanese fishing ship off Hawaii 16 years ago remembered their loved ones at a ceremony Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Japanese Ambassador to Nepal Masashi Ogawa called on Commerce Minister Romi Gauchan Thakali at the latter's office in Singha Durbar on Monday.

SINDHULI, Jan 6: 'Nepal is my second home. All love me here. I have not got such love in Japan', Japanese Public Health nurse Kanako Kon shared her feelings before representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Home and Education, and JICA. She arrived here as a volunteer two years ago.

A Japanese man in Nara city of Southern Japan went 20 years without speaking to his wife.

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: Nepal’s national football team is playing against ‘Friends of Japan’ in a charity match to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relation between Nepal and Japan, at ANFA complex, Satdobato on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: The Government of Japan on Wednesday donated four ambulances to the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) amid a program held in the central office of NRCS in the capital.

RAMPUR (Palpa), Nov 13: A classroom block has been constructed at the Balkalyan Primary School in Rampur Municipality-8 with the financial assistance provided by three Japanese nationals.

TOKYO, Oct 29: A Japanese comedian's nonsense tune that became an internet sensation after Justin Bieber recommended it has entered the Guinness World Records as the shortest song to break into the Billboard Hot 100.