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Book unwrapping ceremony

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Published: 15:24, 21 September 2022  
Book unwrapping ceremony

The book unwrapping ceremony of the book titled ‘Bangladesh-Japan Diplomatic Relations (1972-2022): A New Paradigm of Strategic Partnership’ by Dr. Md. Jahangir Alam, associate professor, Department of Japanese Studies, took place on Tuesday at the Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh.

State Minister for Cultural Affairs K M Khaled graced the occasion as the chief guest.

Ito Naoki delivered the welcome address. Professor Dr. A S M Maksud Kamal, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic), joined the ceremony as the special guest.

Professor Dr. Delwar Hossain, member of Bangladesh Public Service Commission and Professor of International Relations, University of Dhaka, spoke as the discussant of the book.

In his welcome speech of Ito Naoki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Bangladesh, mentioned this book as a historic mark in the academia considering the 50 year mark of Bangladesh-Japan diplomatic relations.

He also has predicted it to be highly influential for the future academics. The discussant, Professor Dr. Delwar Hossain said book covers contemporary issues particularly from the perspective of political science, international relations, etc. It has a comprehensive focus which is the strongest part of this book.

K M Khaled said the book has stressed upon the present relations and the future direction of the relations between these two friendly nations. Bangladesh can learn from the miraculous development of Japan—how this country developed from the ashes after the World War II.

The ceremony was presided over by Dr. Abdullah-Al-Mamun, chairman of the Department of Japanese Studies, University of Dhaka.

Shiblee Noman, assistant Professor of the department, conducted the ceremony.