Nepal-Japan Friendship and Cultural Association

Report
Nepal-Japan Friendship and
Cultural Association
(NEJAFCA)
Establishment:10th August 1979
About the ppt.
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Prepared by BAJRACHARYA Ashok,
11103650
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Data collection and interview through
email
References:-A Profile of NEPAL - JAPAN
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FRIENDSHIP & CULTURAL ASSOCIATION, A
report on NEJAFCA's Silver Jubilee Program by
General Secretary – Mr. Udaya Lal Shrestha.
Objectives of NEJAFCA
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Cultural, Scientific and religious exchange
between Japan and Nepal.
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Help evolve the cordial relations between the
people of two countries by various activities.
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Disseminate information about both countries
by building cultural center and libraries.
Goal
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.
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Two ways of member recruitment
1.
3.
Life Member
General Member
Honorary Member
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Presence of Japanese and Nepalese members.
2.
No of members*
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Life members
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General members
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Honorary members
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Total
35
422
4
461
* According to the information in the embassy website. http://www.np.embjapan.go.jp/org/jnfca.html
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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)
Inspiration
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The embassy of Japan in Nepal also supported
this association in various activities.
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As a result, it got inspired to organize many
further other programs.
Branches
It have branches in many districts in Nepal.
 Kavre
 Banke
 Rupandehi
 Magdi
 Hetauda
 Parsa
 Kaski
 Kanchanpur
 Nepaljunj
 Banglung
 Chitwan
Network in the branch offices
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Each branch office have its own
executive board .
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It perform its activities of its own with
the co-operation with the head office.
Office in JAPAN
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Located in Nagoya(名古屋)
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
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The board has hierarchical
structure having different President
Vice President
layers of members.
Executive Board is
formed for certain period
of time.
General Secretary
Secretary
Treasurer
Joint Treasurer
Cultural Secretary
Joint Cultural Secretary
Executive Members
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First Executive Board was formed under the
leadership of Dr.Yadav P. Pant after the
establishment of the association till 1982.
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9 executive boards have been formed till 2004.
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There is a general meeting of all the members
at the formation of executive board.
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The board decides all the activities to be done
during its period.
Communication with other organizations.
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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
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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
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The association organizes different programs
and activities on different occasion.
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The activities are cultural performances,
different competitions and scholarship
programs.
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Many important persons for both countries
attend these kind of programs and friendship
and ties become stronger.
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Sometimes meeting with other institutions are
held as dinner programs.
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Discussion on mutual relationship of Japan and
Nepal take place.
Networking with Japan
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Through the Japanese Embassy.
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Members visit different places in Japan
and held meeting with different personnel.
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Get help from other institution related to
Japan.
Taking an example of
Silver Jubilee Celebration – 2004
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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.
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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
Cultural Fashion Show committee
Oratory Competition committee
Coordinator
Coordinator
Editor
Designer
Members
Coordinator
Coordinator
Members
Members
Members
Pattern of Network
Connection with public
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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.
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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
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Having a website will be help exchange of
information.
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
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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.
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Goal – create peaceful and understanding
environment.
Conclusion 2
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2 kinds of members
life member and general member
Resources
membership fee
Government and non government cooperation
Others
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Conclusion 3
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Office in Nagoya, Japan
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Branch offices in many districts of Nepal.
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Formation of executive board.
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Members in the board are in hierarchical
structure.
Conclusion 4
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Network in different other
organizations.
Communication mainly by direct
meeting.
Members from Nepal visit to Japan
and vice versa for exchange activities.
Conclusion 5
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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
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Ways of establishing public relation
*Publish magazine
*Broadcast in TV
*Banners and Poster
*Embassy website

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