Having served different parts of the world, Yutaka Kikuta, a carreir diplomat of Japan, is the newly-appointed ambassador of Japan for Nepal. Ambassador Kikuta, who has been serving at Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, had worked as part of a Japanese mission in several countries including Thailand, the Netherlands, India and Bhutan. He was the ambassador for Nigeria prior to the appointment of ambassador to Nepal. Newly appointed ambassador spoke to Senior Executive Editor Somnath Lamichhane and Executive Editor Yekraj Pathak of RSS. Excerpts
By Agencies Apr 04, 2021
Professor Tomohiko TANIGUCHI, who works at the Graduate School of System Design and Management, Keio University, was also a Special Advisor to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Doctorate in national security,20 years in business journalism, a stint for 3 years in London and one-time President at the Foreign Press Association in London, he also spent sabbaticals at Princeton University (Fulbright visiting fellow), Shanghai Institute for International Studies, and at the Brookings Institution as a CNAPS Fellow before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Deputy Press Secretary. Since August 2008, he held professorships at Keio and Meiji and taught international political economy and media studies. Professor Taniguchi spoke to Keshab Poudel through zoom. Excerpts:
By Keshab Poudel Feb 25, 2021
Having extensive knowledge of disaster mitigation, Professor Satoru Nishikawa, University of Nagoya, Disaster Mitigation Research Center (DMRC), has visited seven times in Nepal after the earthquake 2015. He is a widely respected expert on disaster reduction in Japan. He spoke to Keshab Poudel via zoom meeting.
By Keshab Poudel Feb 24, 2021
The philosopher and author of "Learning from the Germans" talk about what she calls Donald Trump's "fascist tactics" and how large social movements, like Black Lives Matter, provide hope. Philosopher Susan Neiman studied philosophy in the US and in Berlin and has lectured around the world, spoke on recent Presidential elections in the US with DW. It's been two weeks since the presidential election in the US, in which Donald Trump's Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, emerged victorious. Nevertheless, Trump still received more total votes than he did four years ago — and he has refused to recognize his opponent's lawful victory.
By Agencies Nov 18, 2020
Having almost four decades in Nepali Congress politics, Arjun Narshing KC, who has never compromised for democracy and ideals of the Nepali Congress, has seen many ups and downs at the party. One of the senior-most leaders as par with president Sher Bahadur Deuba and Ram Chandra Poudel, leader KC does not mind to say spade is a spade. This is the reason he disagreed with the decision of Girija Prasad Koirala to dissolve the Nepal Student Union and Sushil Koirala on party issues. He is now against the decision taken by president Deuba. As Nepali Congress is convening its General Convention, senior leader KC writes why is he against president Deuba’s policy.
By Arjun Narasingha KC Sep 28, 2020
As the country bordering China and India, Nepal is said by some foreign media outlets to be caught between the two powers. Some said Nepal is now walking a tightrope between China and India, especially amid the current border tensions. In India's media outlets, many reports tarnished China-Nepal relations and accused the good development of bilateral relations as harming India's national security. How does the new Nepalese ambassador to China, Mahendra Bahadur Pandey (Pandey) view these claims? How does he assess the development of China-Nepal cooperation? What's the latest development of Nepal-India border tensions? Global Times reporter Xie Wenting and Bai Yunyi (GT) interviewed the ambassador on these topics.
By Agencies Sep 28, 2020
Having had a long experience in the practice of law in the corporate sector, senior advocate Dr. Gandhi Pandit, who graduated from the University of Columbia, is now working with investors to settle the current challenges arising from the spread of COVID-19 in the industrial and particularly the hotel sector. At a time when hospitality related industries are completely shut down following the spread of pandemic globally, the income of the hotels has virtually gone down to zero. However, the government issued a notice for them to pay the full salary of Chaitra and Baisakh to their employees. This unilateral government decision, without consulting Hotelier, has created a deep rift between employees and employers. Dr. Pandit, who also teaches law at Tribhuwan University, spoke to New Spotlight on the issue of industrial relations in Nepal in the context of COVID-19 Pandemic. Excerpts:
By NEW SPOTLIGHT ONLINE May 14, 2020
Having worked in various development sectors of Nepal, particularly in remote and rural parts, to uplift the life of poor and marginalized people, World Vision International Nepal (WVIN) has its own reputation. As WVIN recently celebrated its annual program, JANES IMANUEL GINTING, National Director of WVIN, spoke with NEW SPOTLIGHT. Excerpts:
By A Correspondent Mar 17, 2020
George Goh Ching Wah is a Singaporean Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Ambassador, Honorary Advisor and Institution Founder. Internationally renowned, Ching is also the Founder and Chairman of Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship of BMU. BMU is mentored by Imperial College London, the 108-year old university that is currently ranked 8th in the QS World University Rankings (2018). Goh is the Founder and First Vice Chairman of Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Tribhuvan University, Nepal (TU). TU and Singapore Management University (SMU) have decided to establish Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) for entrepreneurship development and innovation in Nepal. George spoke to New Spotlight on various issues: Excerpts:
By A Correspondent Mar 15, 2020
Having worked in various development offices during his long career in civil service up to being the special class secretary, Financial Comptroller General of Financial Comptroller General Office Gopi Nath Mainali has earned immense experiences. As Nepal has transformed from a unitary state to federal state, Mainali spoke to New Spotlight on various issues regarding the need to fiscal discipline at different levels of government. Excerpts of the interview:
By A Correspondent Mar 15, 2020
Having worked in several positions of Nepali civil service, Eaknarayan Aryal, Consul General, in the Consulate General of Nepal in Kolkata, is known for his personal capability to perform well. As Kolkata port has been a gateway to Nepal's export and import from the third countries, it remains very important for Nepal's economic development. In his three years of tenure in Kolkata, Aryal has posted some significant progress to improve the transit of export and import of Nepali goods. Aryal spoke to New Spotlight on various issues. Excerpts:
By A Correspondent Feb 07, 2020
With the imposition of restriction by India on the imports of Palm oil from Nepal, there is a hue and cry from a group of exporters. Having more than 25 years of experience of working on the issue of trade, renowned trade expert Dr. POSH RAJ PANDEY, who is the Chairman at South Asia Watch on Trade Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), a consortium of South Asian NGOs, spoke to KESHAB POUDEL on the implication of Nepal’s trade with India. Excerpts:
By Keshab Poudel Jan 24, 2020
Having worked for long in the banking sector, Chief Executive Officer of Himalyan Bank Ashoke Sumsher Rana is of the most experienced CEO of any commercial bank. Leader of the country’s oldest private sector bank as CEO, Rana recently spoke to NEW SPOTLIGHT on various issues related to banking sector. Excerpts:
By A Correspondent Dec 20, 2019