The cultural relation between Bangladesh and Japan which was lost during the Partition of 1947 got activated during mid-1950 when the Consular Mission of Japan(CMJ) in Dhaka started to make contact with people-to-people.
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.
Trade and investment
Japan is Bangladesh's 11th-largest export market; as of 2005[update], 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. 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 Bangladesh.
In 2001, there were about 9,500 Bangladeshis in Japan.
Year 2002: 30th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations
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.
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