Bangladesh–Japan relations

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Bangladeshi-Japanese relations
Map indicating locations of Bangladesh and Japan



Bangladeshi-Japanese relations were established in February 1972.[1] Japan is Bangladesh's 11th-largest export market; 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.[2] By 2004, Japan had become Bangladesh's fourth-largest source of foreign direct investment, behind the United States, United Kingdom, and Malaysia. 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. Japan is a significant source of development aid to Bangladesh.[3] In 2001, there were about 9,500 Bangladeshis in Japan.


  1. ^ Japan-Bangladesh Relations, Japan: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, March 2008, retrieved 2008-04-09 
  2. ^ 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. 504–528, ISBN 81-86019-52-9 
  3. ^ Ashrafur Rahman, Syed (October–December 2005), "Japan's Political and Economic Goals in Bangladesh" (PDF), Asian Affairs 27 (4): 41–50, retrieved 2008-04-09 

Further reading[edit]

  • Biśvāsa, Sukumāra (2005), Japan-Bangladesh Relations, 1972-1990, Mowla Brothers, ISBN 984-410-435-1 

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