Japanese people in Nepal

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Japanese people in Nepal
"ネパールの日本人"
"Nepāru no nipponjin"
Total population
909 (2013)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Kathmandu
Languages
Japanese · Nepali
Religion
Buddhism · Hinduism
Related ethnic groups
Japanese people

There is a small community of Japanese people in Nepal (ネパールの日本人 Nepāru no nipponjin?), mainly comprising expatriates from Japan. As of 2013, there are about 909 Japanese nationals in Nepal.

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Many Japanese people live or work in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu. The district hosts a Japanese street festival, showcasing Japanese cultural activities, food, and products, organized by Japanese local groups including the Japanese Thamel Association and JICA.[2]

Many recent Japanese arrivals in Nepal are members of medical teams sent to provide surgeries for low-paid Nepalese communities. Most of the costs for medical equipment, supplies and medicines delivered by these teams were covered by charity contributions from Japanese people and companies.[3]

Notable people[edit]

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