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BangladeshJapan relations

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BangladeshJapan relations

Bangladesh Japan

BangladeshJapan relations (Bengali: - , Japanese:

) were established on 10 February 1972.[1] By 2011, the bilateral annual trade of these two countries
was US$500700 million.[2]

Bangladesh & Japan are historical, culturally & religiously strong bonded nations since the Ages .The
relationship between Bengali and Japanese people is century old. Japanese-Bengali relationship reflects
in the Flag.

In a BBC World Poll, 71% of Bangladesh had a favorable view of Japan, making Bangladesh one of the
most pro-Japanese countries in the world.[3]


1 Historical Background
o 1.1 British Ruled Bengal
o 1.2 Second World War
o 1.3 Pakistan Ruled Bengal
2 Trade and investment
3 References
4 Further reading
5 External links

Historical Background

The relation between Bangladesh and Japan which was in trouble during the British period and Partition
of Bengal 1947 got regular during mid-1950 when the Consular Mission of Japan(CMJ) in Dhaka started
to make contact with people-to-people.[4]

British Ruled Bengal

Second World War

Pakistan Ruled Bengal

Trade and investment

Japan is Bangladesh's 11th-largest export market; as of 2005, imports from Bangladesh make up 26% of
all Japanese imports from the least developed countries, second only to those from Cambodia. Common
imports from Bangladesh to Japan include leather goods, ready-made garments, and shrimp.[5] By 2004,
Japan had become Bangladesh's fourth-largest source of foreign direct investment, behind the United
States, United Kingdom, and Malaysia. Japan is also a significant source of development aid to

Japan's political goals in its relationship with Bangladesh include gaining support for their bid to join the
United Nations Security Council, and securing markets for their finished goods.[6]

In 2001, there were about 9,500 Bangladeshis in Japan. Japan recognized the People's Republic of
Bangladesh on February 10, 1972, soon after its independence. Both parties celebrated thirty years of
relations in 2002.

Seven Japanese nationals died in the 1 July 2016 Dhaka Attacks by Islamist militants.[7] Japanese Prime
Minister Shinzo Abe said I feel profound anger that so many innocent people have lost their lives in the
cruel and nefarious terrorism.[8]


Bangladesh portal
Japan portal


Japan-Bangladesh Relations, Japan: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, March 2008, retrieved 2008-04-09
As of 2016, the bilateral annual trade increased to US$10.24 billion and has been hoped to increase
US$4050 billion within 2050.<ref name=The Japanese Economic Times with South Asia
"Chapter 4: How Asians View Each Other". Pew Research Center. July 14, 2014.
"Bangladesh-Japan together at 40". The Daily Star. 8 February 2012.
Abdul Matin, Muhammad (2005), "East Asian Security: A Bangladesh Perspective", in Sisodia, N. S.;
Naidu, G. V. C., Changing Security Dynamic in Eastern Asia: Focus on Japan, Bibliophile South Asia,
pp. 504528, ISBN 81-86019-52-9
Ashrafur Rahman, Syed (OctoberDecember 2005), "Japan's Political and Economic Goals in
Bangladesh" (PDF), Asian Affairs, 27 (4): 4150, retrieved 2008-04-09
hermesauto (2016-07-03). "Japan victims' families head to Bangladesh in shock after attacks". The
Straits Times. Retrieved 2017-01-22.

8. hermesauto (2016-07-02). "Seven Japanese involved in Bangladesh hostage attack confirmed

dead". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2017-01-22.

Further reading
Bivsa, Sukumra (2005). Japan-Bangladesh Relations, 1972-1990. Mowla Brothers. ISBN 984-

External links