TAKASHI MIYAHARA Devotion To Nepal

Born in Japan, Takashi Miyahara, who received a naturalized Nepali Citizenship, is a tourism entrepreneur and politician with a vision for a developed Nepal

Aug. 31, 2016, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol 10.No.3, September 02,2016 (Bhadra 17, 2073)

Had he campaigned for the elections a bit earlier, Takashi Miyahara would have been elected as a member of the Constituent Assembly and Legislature Parliament. With a vision and planning, Miyahara lured a good number of voters and lost the elections by a thin margin.

The reason for voting him was understandable as his party’s manifesto was full of systematic and viable planning to turn Nepal into a developed country, expanding trains, subways, commercial agriculture and tourism. His preference is for unitary state but he proposed seven province model for Nepal, long before the new constitution accepted the model.

Following the establishment of bilateral relations between Nepal and Japan 1956, the interactions between two countries intensify have intensified. Hundreds of Japanese turned to Nepal looking at the beauty of mountains. However, Miyahara chose Nepal as his destiny, taking the naturalized citizenship.

Born 1934 in Nagano, Japan, Nepalese tourism entrepreneur and politician Miyahara has lived over 40 years in Nepal. Professionally he is a mechanical engineer.

Graduate of Chemical and Mechanical Engineering from Nihon University, Tokyo,  and Miyahara moved to Nepal working for the Department of Cottage Industry of Nepal.

Miyahara is the chairman of the boards of Himalaya Hotel in Kathmandu and Trans Himalaya Treks. Miyahara founded Trans Himalaya Tours in 1968 and a Japanese sister company, Himalaya Kanko Kitatsu, in 1969. The following year, he founded Trans Himalayan Trekking.

In 2006, Miyahara founded the Nepal Rastriya Bikas Party. He became a citizen of Nepal in order to be able to work politically.  Miyahara’s contribution in tourism sector is immense and his vision to turn Nepal into a developed country showed his commitment toward the motherland. 

 

 

Keshab Poudel

Keshab Poudel

Poudel is the editor of New Spotlight Magazine.

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