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Prativa Rana

Embassy of Nepal

Date of birth: June 2, 1946

Hometown: Lalitpur, Nepal

Number of years in Japan (cumulative): Less than a year (as of March 2018)

Prativa Rana
Q1: What was your first encounter with Japan?

I found the people of Japan are very courteous, cooperative and friendly to Nepal. They have great value of time and precision in their work. Love for our cultural values, love for Nepali foods and Buddhism are our close ties in Japan.

Q2: Please state your motto in life and why you have chosen it.

Never stop exploring and learning as every day is a new day. Whatever profession or work we pursue, we must perform it with sincerity, conviction and determination to be successful. As the ambassador here, my priorities are to strengthen the existing cordial bilateral relationship between Nepal and Japan, technology transfers, expansions of investment, increased employment opportunities and in the number of tourists to Nepal from Japan.

Q3 : Over your career, what achievement are you the proudest of?

In my career, I was proud to be state minister of science and technology, member of constituent assembly and parliament, and a chief whip in parliament. At present, I am proud to be the first female ambassador of Nepal to Japan after 60 years of our bilateral relations with Japan.

Q4 : What are your goals during your time in Japan, your current position or in life?

My experience in various fields and posts has served as a driving force in shaping my career as a diplomat and ambassador to Japan. My goals during my tenure here in Japan are to learn and replicate the best practices and innovations of Japan as a developed country and make Nepal a developed nation in the near future.

Q5 : What wisdom, advice or tips can you give to people living and working in Japan?

More than 70,000 Nepalese are living in Japan and engaged in various fields and professions. I would like to appeal to them to keep their country at heart and work for the betterment of lives and better future of Nepal. Try to learn the best practices of Japan and the Japanese people, who have achieved present heights of developments through their hard work and value of time.

Last updated: Oct 2, 2018