Appeal to Nepalese national and friends of Nepal by Madan Kumar Bhattarai, Ambassador of Nepal to Japan

28 April 2015

Dear Nepali nationals and friends of Nepal,

I am very sad to inform you about the catastrophic impact of recent earthquake on life and property in Nepal. Nepal was hit by earthquake of 7.9 magnitude on 25 April 2015 with the epicenter at Gorkha district. Several aftershocks have hit the country and the death toll has already crossed 4300 and around 7000 people have been injured. Public and private properties were destroyed Read more

About Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

Nepal lies on the southern slopes of Himalayas between China and India. In the north the mountains include the tallest mountain in the world Mt. EVEREST. The central upland area cut through by fertile valleys and along the border with India are cultivated areas. Nepal has a long and important history of Buddhism tradition. Sakya muni (The lord Buddha) was born in southern Nepal around 560 B.S.The most common image of Nepal outside its borders are the skilled guides and mountaineers known as Sherpa. Read More >>>

Nepal Japan Friendship

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 and people in both countries. Although Nepal and Japan are geographically distant, a spiritual bond has existed since the introduction of Buddhism to Japan in the 6th century. Long before official contact between the two countries, the people of Nepal and Japan established links Read More >>>

Economy Investment and Trade

Economy: Aggregate Economic Indicators in general for first ten months of the current fiscal year 2012/13 have been positive. Achieved economic growth less than targeted, monetary inflation rate higher than targeted, and growing trade deficit, however, remain as challenges to the economy. According to preliminary estimates, economy in FY 2012/13 is estimated to grow only by 3.56 percent at basic price and 3.65 percent at producers’ price against the targeted 5.5 percent. Economic growth rate in the previous fiscal year Read More >>>

The Himalayas

The Himalayas or “abode of snow” is in fact the youngest and highest mountain system in the world. It extends over 2,400kms as a vast south-facing area between the Indus and Brahmaputra rivers with Nanga Parbat (8,125m) and Namcha Barwa (7,755m) as its terminal high points. Fully a third of 800kms of its central section traverses Nepal and is known as the Nepal Himalayas, Here congregate more than 250 peaks that exceed 6,000m in height-a unique concentration of lofty dazzling summits. Of the thirty one Himalayan peaks over 7,600m, twenty-two like in Nepal Himalayas including eight of the world’s fourteen highest giants. These are: Read More >>>

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Message from the Ambassador

dr.madan_k.BhattaraiNepal and Japan have been enjoying excellent relations since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1956. The people to people contact goes back to 1899 when a Japanese monk, Ekai Kawaguchi, visited Nepal to pursue Buddhism. Kawaguchi visited Nepal three times. Similarly, Nepal sent eight students to Japan in 1902 for higher studies. Since then, thousands of Nepalese and Japanese have visited Read More >>>

History of Nepal

Nepal has seen many rulers and ruling dynasties. The earliest rulers were the Kirantis who ruled from 9th century B.C. to 1st century A.D. Legends and chronicles mention that the Indian Emperor Ashoka had come to Nepal and visited Lumbini, the place where the Buddha was born, and where he erected a huge stone pillar to commemorate his visit Read More >>>

Geography of Nepal

Within a short distance, Nepal’s topography changes from the alluvial Gangetic plains suitable for agriculture to the frozen wastes of the Himalayan mountains. Between the two extremes lie the middle hills and the lesser mountains consisting of the Churia range and the Mahabharat lek as they are known. There are several inner Himalayan valleys with desert conditions such as the upper Kali Read More >>>

Birthplace of Lord Buddha

Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and a World Heritage Site. This pilgrimage site in southwest Nepal attracts devout Buddhists from around the world, who arrive to pay homage at the Sacred Garden where the ‘Enlightened One’ was born. A famous landmark is the Ashoka Pillar raised by the great Emperor who converted to Read More >>>