Nepal-Japan Friendship and Cultural Association

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Nepal-Japan Friendship and Cultural Association


Establishment: 10th August 1979

About the ppt.

 Prepared by BAJRACHARYA Ashok, 11103650  Data collection and interview through email  References: A Profile of NEPAL - JAPAN FRIENDSHIP & CULTURAL ASSOCIATION, A report on NEJAFCA's Silver Jubilee Program by General Secretary – Mr. Udaya Lal Shrestha.

Objectives of NEJAFCA

 Cultural, Scientific and religious exchange between Japan and Nepal.

 Help evolve the cordial relations between the people of two countries by various activities.

 Disseminate information about both countries by building cultural center and libraries.


Help and create an environment of peace and understanding between the two countries and ranging from the common mass of people to the higher levels of mutual communication and interaction.

 Two ways of member recruitment 1.



Life Member General Member Honorary Member  Presence of Japanese and Nepalese members.

No of members*

 Life members 35  General members  Honorary members 422 4  Total 461 * According to the information in the embassy website.

 General Membership Can be Renewed every year and the number of member varies every year.

Membership fees is required.

The financial management (Resources)

*Membership fee, *Government and non government cooperation.

*Other (Miscellaneous)


 The embassy of Japan in Nepal also supported this association in various activities.

 As a result, it got inspired to organize many further other programs.


It have branches in many districts in Nepal.

 Kavre  Banke  Rupandehi  Magdi  Parsa   Hetauda Kaski  Kanchanpur  Banglung   Nepaljunj Chitwan

Network in the branch offices

 Each branch office have its own executive board .

 It perform its activities of its own with the co-operation with the head office.

Office in JAPAN

Located in Nagoya(


Chairman Vice- Chairman Secretary Joint Secreatary Treasurer Member Member Member Member Mr. Ramesh Gurung Chaudamani Raudel Angfuri Sherpa Dong Fumie Mistubori Purusottam Gurung Ram Gurung Om Gurung Subash K.C

Executive Board

 The board has hierarchical structure having different layers of members.  Executive Board is formed for certain period of time.

President Vice President General Secretary Secretary Treasurer Joint Treasurer Cultural Secretary Joint Cultural Secretary Executive Members

 First Executive Board was formed under the leadership of Dr.Yadav P. Pant after the establishment of the association till 1982.

 9 executive boards have been formed till 2004.

 There is a general meeting of all the members at the formation of executive board.

 The board decides all the activities to be done during its period.

Communication with other organizations


Offices of His Majesty Government

Embassy of Japan

Japan-Nepal Society

Business communities

Nepal-Japan Student & Trainees Club

Nepal-Japan Friendship Council

Japan University Students Association

many other organizations

Ways of Network

 Most of the communications are based on meetings and direct discussions.

 It holds an email account and hence network is also being performed through email sometimes.

 Informal networks- member of one group is a friend of another group and they share ideas when they meet.

Path along its objective

 The association organizes different programs and activities on different occasion.

 The activities are cultural performances, different competitions and scholarship programs.

 Many important persons for both countries attend these kind of programs and friendship and ties become stronger.

 Sometimes meeting with other institutions are held as dinner programs.

 Discussion on mutual relationship of Japan and Nepal take place.

Networking with Japan

 Through the Japanese Embassy.

 Members visit different places in Japan and held meeting with different personnel.

 Get help from other institution related to Japan.

Taking an example of

Silver Jubilee Celebration – 2004

 They formed different groups and each group do different activities.

 Each member of a group is assigned with certain duty and post like coordinator, editor and member.

 The coordinator is the node through which other members are linked to the main organizing committee.

The board is divided into committees for different activities.

 NEJAFCA Peace Rally committee.

 Exhibition of Nepali and Japanese Dolls, Posters and Cultural Materials committee.

 Nepali and Japanese Food Festival committee.

 Oratory Competition in Nepali and Japanese Language committee.

 Nepalese and Japanese Cultural Fashion Show committees committee.

NEJAFCA “Sakunage” committee Food Festival committee Coordinator Editor Designer Members Oratory Competition committee Cultural Fashion Show committee Coordinator Members Coordinator Members Coordinator Members Pattern of Network

Connection with public

 News papers are mostly used to advertise.

 A magazine `sakunage` was published in 1980.

 Banners and poster  INFOJAPAN, a quarterly newsletter published by the embassy.

 News broadcasting on various activities through televisions and other medias.

Problems and disadvantages.

 No Website  The branch offices seems to have no much contact with the head office.

 Communication is mostly based on different activities only.

 No obvious use of computer mediated communication.

My suggestions

 Having a website information.

will be help exchange of  Meeting of the boards of branch offices regularly will encourage the branch offices to progress.

 Starting of computer mediated network boost the power of the association.

Conclusion 1

NEJAFCA is based on the diplomatic and friendly relations between Japan and Nepal.

Objective *Stimulate Cultural, Scientific exchange *Make the relation between Japan and Nepal more deeper

*Build libraries and cultural centers.

Goal – create peaceful and understanding environment.

Conclusion 2

 2 kinds of members life member and general member  Resources membership fee Government and non government cooperation Others

Conclusion 3

 Office in Nagoya, Japan  Branch offices in many districts of Nepal.

 Formation of executive board.

 Members in the board are in hierarchical structure.

Conclusion 4

   Network in different other organizations.

Communication mainly by direct meeting.

Members from Nepal visit to Japan and vice versa for exchange activities.

Conclusion 5

 Activates are organized in special occasions and events.

 Formation of different committee for different activates.

 Each committee have members assigned with different duties and coordinator is connected with each other.

Conclusion 6

 Ways of establishing public relation *Publish magazine *Broadcast in TV *Banners and Poster *Embassy website