DCM Minister Yamaya attended a seminar in DU "Prospect of Japanese Studies in Bangladesh"
Minister Yamaya giving his remarks at the seminar
On October 30th, Minister Hiroyuki Yamaya, deputy chief of mission Embassy of Japan, attended a seminar in University of Dhaka titled “Prospects of Japanese Studies in Bangladesh” organized by Department of Japanese Studies, University of Dhaka as the special guest.
In his remarks, Minister Yamaya encouraged Bangladeshi students and researchers to explore further Japanese studies, including pursuing their degrees in Japanese universities. He also highlighted the scholarship program provided by the Government of Japan, which over 100 Bangladeshi students win every year, and called students to apply actively for this scholarship.
Approximately 100 students and faculty members participated the seminar including Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) Professor Dr. Nasreen Ahmad as the Honorable Chief Guest,
Profesor Dr. Sadeka Halim, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences as the Guest of Honor, Dr. Md Monir Uddin, Teacher in Charge, Department of Japanese Language and Culture, Institute of Modern Language, University of Dhaka as well as the Chair of the Department of Japanese Studies, Professor Dr. Abul Barkat.
Japan Study Center in University of Dhaka, the antecedent of the Department of Japanese Studies, was first established in 1994 and provided Japan related subjects to students for more than two decades.
In 2017, the center became Department of Japanese Studies, which is the first ever area studies department on a single country in University of Dhaka.
See also: Department of Japanese Studies official webpage