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National Day observed in Japan

2023 Sep 21, 7:45, Kathmandu
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The Nepali embassy in Tokyo hosted a special ceremony on 19 September in Tokyo on the occasion of Constitution Day.

The function was attended by members of the National Diet, ambassadors and the heads of diplomatic missions, high-ranking officials of the Japanese government, Governors and Mayors of various Prefectures, representatives of the Japanese business community and the Nepali community in Japan, according to a press release issued by the Nepali Embassy in Japan.

On the occasion, Ambassador of Nepal to Japan, Dr Durga Bahadur Subedi extended best wishes to the Nepali community residing in Japan and expressed his belief that the Day would inspire all Nepali people to work unitedly for peace, development and prosperity of Nepal. He highlighted the longstanding friendly relations between Nepal and Japan, and underlined that both the Nepali and Japanese people had strong faith in the principles and values of democracy, peace, peaceful co-existence, love, brotherhood and cooperation.

Ambassador Dr Subedi appreciated the generous and continued cooperation of the government and the people of Japan for the overall socioeconomic development of Nepal. He further mentioned that the relationship between the two countries was not confined to the government and government level alone but also growing vigorously at the peoples’ level.

In her congratulatory message, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Yoko Kamikawa extended her best wishes for continued success and prosperity of the people of Nepal and for the further development of friendly relations between Nepal and Japan. Foreign Minister Kamikawa further mentioned that since the promulgation of the Constitution of Nepal in 2015, the Japanese government had been actively supporting for the consolidation of democracy in Nepal. Highlighting the extensive people-to-people ties between Nepal and Japan, the Foreign Minister said that more than one hundred forty thousand Nepali people in Japan were contributing to Japanese society in various fields. She further said that in the capacity of Foreign Minister of Japan, she would make every effort to further strengthen bilateral relations in various fields including political and economic arena.

Similarly, President of Japan-Nepal Parliamentary Friendship League, Toshihiro Nikai, extended congratulations to the government and people of Nepal. He expressed happiness that democracy in Nepal was thriving after the promulgation of the Constitution in 2015. Nikai mentioned that the Japan-Nepal Parliamentary Friendship League was happy to see Ram Chandra Poudel as the President of Nepal who served as the first President of Nepal-Japan Parliamentary Friendship Group.

He further stressed that relations between the two countries could not flourish only by the efforts of diplomats and politicians alone but wider engagement and cooperation at the peoples’ level was. The President of the League also mentioned that as the President of Japan-Nepal Parliamentary Friendship League would continue to work for the promotion of Nepal-Japan relations.

Similarly, Chief of Protocol of the Japanese government, Takehiro Shimida, expressed his best wishes for continued peace, progress and prosperity of Nepal and Nepali people and for the further development of relations between Nepal and Japan.

On the occasion, renowned and popular Nepali singer Ananda Karki and musician Shikhar Santosh performed Nepali songs. Also, some Nepali cultural dances were also performed by the Nepali artists in Japan.

Over four hundred people attended the function.

Earlier, on September 16, the Embassy hosted a special ceremony to celebrate the National Day among the Nepali community in Japan.


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