1971, the year of our liberation war and independence of Bangladesh, marks a watershed in Bangladesh-Japan friendship. During the war, the Japanese people extended immense support. The great friend of Bangladesh Late Mr. Takashi Hayakawa MP played a leading role in Bangladesh’s support. According to his wish his ashes are kept in Bangladesh. The people of Bangladesh nurture enduring gratitude for all Japanese who stood by us in our trying hours. A bond of mutual goodwill and respect has since developed between the two peoples.
Japan was among the countries that recognized Bangladesh soon after the independence and established diplomatic relations on 10 February 1972. Early that year both countries opened Embassies in each other’s capital. The first ever highest-level visit from Bangladesh was undertaken by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1973, as the Prime Minister of a free and independent Bangladesh. Since then our two countries’ relations have developed steadily and satisfactorily and never looked back.
Functions of Diplomatic Wing:
The Diplomatic Wing of the Embassy is responsible to strengthen and uphold the diplomatic ties between the two countries and therefore, regularly takes necessary steps and actions in this regard. The core functions of the Diplomatic Wing are as below:
Recent Achievements of Diplomatic Wing: