JUAAN (Japanese Universities Alumni Association, Nepal) is an alumni of Japanese universities and institutions. The aim of the JUAAN is to unite all the former Nepali students who have studied in Japan for the purpose of contributing knowledge and skill that were acquired in Japan to the cause of nation building. Our efforts to this aim have been encouraging. In addition to it, Nepalese students have a century of relationship with Japan and its people. The government of Nepal had sent a group of eight students to Japan for higher studies in 1902. Cultural heritage of Nepal are closely linked to the Japanese traditional culture through the underground stream of history running in unfathomable depth, according to the scholars. Many God and Goddess that are worshipped in Nepal are also revered in Japan. With these facts in background, apart from own field of study, JUAAN makes best efforts to promoting better understanding and friendship between the people of both the countries.
To establish SAFJAA with the objectives of interaction and maintain link with Japan Alumni Associations and its members of South Asian countries. The first meeting of the Japan Alumni Associations of South Asian Region was held at Kathmandu on March 29, 2005. Delegates from Japan University Alumni Association of Bangladesh (JUAAB), Monbukagakusho Alumni Association of Pakistan (MAAP), Japan Graduate Alumni Association of Sri Lanka (JAGAAS), Japan University Alumni Association of Nepal (JUAAN) attended the meeting and Monbusho Scholars Association of India (MOSAI) participated through correspondence. At the meeting, it was unanimously decided to establish South Asian Federation of Japan Alumni Association (SAFJAA).
To commemorate the completion of 40th years of JUUAN Nepal – Japan Academic Forum, a high level symposium will be held in Kathmandu. Guest speakers from Japan are- Prof.Tatsuo Fujikura, deliver lecture on Modernization and Development Discourses in Nepal: A Japanese perspective Prof.Miki Sugimura on Higher Education: Comparative study in Japan and Nepal
The 7th JAPAN - EDUCATION FAIR Venue - The Everest Hotel. New Baneswor.Kathmandu ( 10 highly recognized Japanese Universities are expected to participate) Last year 7 Universities participated.