Japan-Nepal Relations

Japan-Nepal Relations (Basic Data)

June 8, 2017

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established in September 1956
  • Last year 2016 marked the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Nepal. A wide range of events took place to celebrate the 60th anniversary. Mr. Yuichiro Miura, an eminent pro-skier and alpinist was commissioned as a Goodwill Ambassador for the 60th anniversary, with a view to promoting friendship and mutual exchange between the two countries. In September 2016, Mr. Nobuo Kishi, State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan visited Nepal to attend the ceremony for the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Number of Residents:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in Nepal: 1,107 (October 2016)
  • Number of Nepalese nationals residing in Japan: 67,470 (December 2016)

Trade with Japan :

  • Exports: 1.2billion rupee (approx. $ 11.24million) (ready-made clothes, paper products, carpet, fabric) (2015/2016)
  • Imports: 7.6 billion rupee (approx. $ 71.54 million) (steel products, machinery, industrial products, automotive parts) (2015/2016)

Direct Investment from Japan:

  • 223.40 million rupee (approx. $ 2.09 million) (2015/2016)

Japan's Economic Cooperation:

  • List of Exchange of Notes
  • Loans: 105.03 billion yen (up to 2015)
  • Grants: 204.94 billion yen (up to 2015)
  • Technical Cooperation:70.83 billion yen (up to 2015)

VIP Visits

From Japan to Nepal
Year Name
1997 Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino
1999 Mr. Hashimoto, Former Prime Minister
2000 Mr. Mori, Prime Minister
2002 Mr. Hashimoto, Former Prime Minister
2004 Mr. Matsushita, Secretary General of the Japan-Nepal Parliamentary Friendship League
2005 Mr. Kawai, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2006 Mr. Shiozaki, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2007 Mr. Kimura, Senior Vice-Minister for Defense
2008 Mr. Uno, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2009 Mr. Kishi, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Defense
2011 Mr. Matsumoto, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Defense
2012 Mr. Gemba, Minister for Foreign Affairs
2014 Mr. Kihara, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2014 Mr. Tsuruho, Secretary General of the Japan-Nepal Parliamentary Friendship League
2015 Mr. Kiuchi, State Minister for Foreign Affairs
2016 Mr. Kishi, State Minister for Foreign Affairs
From Nepal to Japan
Year Name
1998 Mr. Deuba, Former Prime Minister
1998 Mr. Koirala, Prime Minister
2000 Mr. Bastola, Foreign Minister
2001 His Royal Highness Crown Prince Dependra
2005 Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Paras and Crown Princess Himani
2005 Mr. Pandey, Foreign Minister
2007 Dr. Mahat, Finance Minister
2007 Mrs. Pradhan, Foreign Minister
2009 Dr. Bhattarai, Finance Minister
2009 Mr. Alam, Minister for Labour and Transport Management
2010 Mr. Bhandari, Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation
2010 Mr. Shrestha, Minister for General Administration
2012 Mr. Shrestha, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister
2012 Mr. Pant, CEO of the Investment Board
2012 Mr. Pun, Finance Minister
2013 Mr. Shrestha, Minister for Youth and Sports, Minister for Peace and Reconstruction, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation
2014 Dr. Khadka, Minister for Urban Development
2014 Mr. Nidhi, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transportation
2014 Mr. Pandey, Minister for Foreign Affairs
2015 Dr. Mahat, Minister of Finance
2015 Mr. Gurung, State Minister for Labour and Employment
2015 Mr. Pandey, Minister for Foreign Affairs
2016 Mr.Paudel, Senior Leader of Nepali Congress (President of the Nepal Japan Parliamentary Friendship Association)
2017 Mr.Joshi ,Minister for Industry
2017 Mr.Mahara,Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance

Cultural Exchanges