Princess Mako returns from nine-day trip to Bhutan

Jun 8, 2017

Princess Mako returns from nine-day trip to Bhutan

Princess Mako, granddaughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, returned to Japan on Thursday after a nine-day official trip to Bhutan. The princess arrived in the morning on a commercial flight that landed at Tokyo’s Haneda airport. During her stay in Bhutan, the 25-year-old ...

Princess Mako begins a nine-day official visit to Bhutan

May 31, 2017

Princess Mako begins a nine-day official visit to Bhutan

Princess Mako, the first grandchild of Japanese Emperor Akihito, on Wednesday left Tokyo’s Haneda airport for a nine-day official visit to Bhutan, during which she is expected to meet with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. It is the third official visit abroad by the ...

Nepal devastation a 'wake-up call' for vulnerable region

May 6, 2015

Nepal devastation a 'wake-up call' for vulnerable region

Nepal’s earthquake should act as a wake-up call to neighboring countries that have failed to learn lessons from their own disasters and where shoddy construction and rapid urbanization could lead to death on an even greater scale next time round, experts say. Given its ...

Nov 28, 2014

South Asia rivals seal power pact, but summit falls short

South Asian leaders signed an agreement to improve cross-border energy trade in the power-starved region, as a summit overshadowed by India and Pakistan’s rivalry ended with little progress toward regional integration. The prime minister of host country Nepal said Thursday the achievements of the ...

Electric cars on agenda as Japan and Bhutan pledge closer ties

Jul 1, 2014

Electric cars on agenda as Japan and Bhutan pledge closer ties

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay have agreed to initiate a policy dialogue between their foreign ministries in a bid to strengthen bilateral relations. “We agreed to launch consultations at the level of our foreign-ministry directors general in order to deepen ...

/ Feb 23, 2014

Bhutan to showcase electric vehicles in deal with Nissan

The remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has signed a deal with auto giant Nissan to become the ultimate showcase for electric cars, taking advantage of its abundant hydropower. The announcement was made Friday during Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn’s visit to Thimphu, the picturesque capital ...