A book titled ‘Bangladesh-Japan Diplomatic Relations (1972-2022): A New Paradigm of Strategic Partnership’ has been unwrapped at a function in the Japanese embassy here in Dhaka.
Dr. Md. Jahangir Alam, Associate Professor of Japanese Studies Department of Dhaka University (DU), composed the book mainly to explore the Japan-Bangladesh comprehensive relations to understand Japan’s miraculous development models and apply them in Bangladesh’s development policy initiatives.
Addressing the book unwrapping function held on Tuesday, State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid said Bangladesh can learn from the miraculous development of Japan—how this country developed from the ashes after World War-II.
He said the book has highlighted the present relation and the future direction of the relations between these two friendly nations.
Japanese ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki, in his welcome speech, described this book as a historic mark in academia considering the 50 years mark of Bangladesh-Japan diplomatic relations. The book might be highly influential for future academics, he said.
DU Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) Prof Dr ASM Maksud Kamal said it is an important book since Japan is a development partner of Bangladesh, which is helping Bangladesh implement some most significant megaprojects including the Matarbari deep sea port, MRT line in Dhaka, and third terminal of the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
Presiding over the function, Chairman of the Japanese Studies Department Dr. Abdullah-Al-Mamun said this is one of the rarest academic endeavours in the field of bilateral relations between the two nations.
Member of Bangladesh Public Service Commission and also DU International Relations Professor Dr Delwar Hossain also spoke at the event conducted by Japanese Studies Associate Professor Shiblee Noman, said a press release.