Nepal and Japan: A Growing Relationship « nepalforeignaffairs
By virtue of their common Asian heritage, there is a strong cultural link between the people of Nepal and Japan. Asian values are deeply rooted in the society. With the establishment of diplomatic relations on September 1, , the the Nepalese Ambassador in New Delhi was concurrently ambassador to Japan. Japan, as the third largest economic superpower of the world, is one of the nearest neighbours of Nepal having bilateral relations since a long.
In the present context of globalisation, there is better scope in the future to promote further relations in a number of areas including in the fields of trade, investment FDI and human resource utilisation.
Though the limited volume of trade has not benefitted Nepal, further scope for this can be identified in the future. In the context of the growing population and unemployment in Nepal, it would be helpful for Nepal to further improve relations in the field of employment with Japan in increasing job opportunities. As a Buddhist country, Japan has always demonstrated the most liberal attitude towards Nepal, the birth place of Lord Buddha and its people.
Lumbini has become an important instrument in strengthening and cementing the existing socio-cultural and religious linkages. Nepal is the pilgrimage centre for all Japanese. The growing number of Japanese tourists is a further attraction in the bilateral relations. Besides government level formal relations, the people to people informal relations are also substantially increasing.
Japanese mountaineering expedition teams coming to Nepal are another source of attraction in the bilateral economic ties and a source of income for Nepal. Japan's assistance in the health sector in recent years is particularly important. Japan has also been providing educational support to Nepal in the construction of primary school buildings in the remote rural villages.
This has contributed to the development of rural education. In the last few years, the educational relationship between the two countries has been particularly notable and gradually becoming warmer. The educational relationship between the two countries has a long history. Japan provided support to Nepalese students to study in Japan during the Rana period.India Nepal Relations 2018 - KP Oli India Visit - India Nepal China - Current Affairs 2018
During the Panchayat period, Japan started providing scholarships to Nepalese students to receive higher education in different Japanese universities. A large number of students of the 20, Nepalese living in Japan now, many of them are students studying in Japanese universities are enjoying the educational opportunities granted by Japan under the scholarship programmes.
Hallmark projects like Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital and Banepa — Sindhuli Highway will remain as symbols of ever growing relations between the two countries.
All these projects accrue direct benefit to the people. Nepalese people remain grateful for such generous assistance which bears direct impacts on their daily life. Japanese are known for quality works and time bound commitments.
These are yet valuable gifts from Japan to be emulated.
Nepal and Japan: A Growing Relationship
Nepal — Japan relations is also based on other multi-dimensional aspects. These all areas together are making contributions to solidify our relations.
Trade Trade relations between the two countries is going smoothly although balance is always in favor of Japan. In early s when I was in Japan I met one Japanese businessman who told me that he used to import Lycopodium powder from Nepal. Quality stuff was exported in the beginning, but later on, it was found mixed with turmeric powder.
So he discontinued the import. Such malpractice will never be condoned in Japan. Japanese look for quality goods not costs. Rather high quality goods do not fetch much if the price is low.
Without knowing psyche of the Japanese consumers, it would be difficult to do business. Nepal exports to Japan more than hundred types of goods but traditional pattern has not changed much since many years.
Similarly, imports from Japan are also increasing every year and it was Rs. However, trade balance has remained always in favor of Japan. Nepalese exportable goods consist of woolen carpets, pashmina, precious stones, leather and leather goods, textile goods and many other primary and tertiary goods. While import consists of chemicals, electronic goods, industrial raw materials, machineries, steel products, vehicles, etc.
There is enough room for developing this trade relation to a higher level in coming days subject to strenuous efforts to be exerted by the business community of both countries. Lately, few Nepalese edible produces have got market in Japan through efforts of a Nepali company.
As Nepal has started producing several kinds of consumer goods, those might have a good market potentiality in Japan. One Village One Product concept being mooted since several years is gaining ground and it will further facilitate the export of Nepalese produces to Japanese market. Nepalese healthy food products like wheat bucket and Labsi are getting popular in Japan. In a huge consumer market like Japan, even few our suitable products, if liked, by Japanese might trigger to do a roaring business.
Arghelo plant which is commonly grown in the rural areas are being used in Japan to produce Japanese monetary unit Yen. If this fact is known to many Japanese, they might feel more homely with Nepal and Nepalese people. Several projects have been operating in the fields of tourism, trade and production of small industrial goods.
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Japanese business community regards Nepal as a high risk country with weak and inefficient bureaucracy which discourages with many rules and regulations. If there is likely improvement to reverse such situation, many big, medium and small investing companies from Japan might invest in Nepal in different sectors like water resources development and in other industrial ventures. Tourism Japan is a big sources of tourists to Nepal.
But only about 26, Japanese visited Nepal in Highest numbers of visitors was recorded in when it reached to more than 41, In view of the millions of overseas visitors from Japan every year, we can welcome many thousand more visitors.
But at the moment, the lack of a direct flight between the two countries has hindered such tourists arrival. Japanese love to see our high snow-capped Himalayas, visit birthplace of Lord Buddha — sacred Lumbini and engaged in the host of other tourism activities. Our rich history, cultural heritages and wonderful natural beauty always attracts Japanese visitors.
Once such programs are completed, these will surely contribute to further boost our bilateral relations in all possible ways. In fact, love and affection for Nepal in Japan is never ending and vice versa. Nepalese people love Japanese for their hard work, time management and cohesive decision making process. At the same time, Japanese love Nepalese people for their simplicity and honest dealings. Such common traits of our peoples have always worked as a strand to knot both people more closely.
Like many nationalities, Nepal can also get benefit from such scenario, as Japan offers job opportunities in many fields like in the agriculture, construction, electronics and care givers.
But a sore point is that some Nepali nationals make mischiefs running away from sponsors which ultimately deprive the confidence of Japanese employers. Nepalese Diaspora in Japan It is estimated that as of now, more than 48, Nepalese are living in Japan in different vocations. Every year thousands of Nepalese youngmen go to Japan for studies. Many get chances to pursue higher studies.
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There are many Nepalese nationals who are settled in Japan through marriage. Hundreds have been doing business too. Earlier, mostly Nepalese workers used get engaged in manual jobs. But recently, situation has changed and few entrepreneurs have emerged as successful businessmen with a capacity to make contribution in developing our bilateral relations.
Similarly, more than 60 social organizations have been established which are effortful to promote Nepalese culture, food, music and other social values. It is estimated that about 1, Japanese are living in Nepal following various vocations and business. Earthquakes and Friendship Everybody knows that Japan is a earthquake prone country. All these natural disasters cost thousands of precious lives and properties worth colossal amounts. Similarly, Nepal has had experienced major earthquakes since A.