Celebrating the 50th anniversary (Golden Jubilee) of Bangladesh's independence

April 8, 2022

On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, the Embassy of Bangladesh in Japan and TUFS co-hosted the seminar “Bangabandhu in the International arena and Bangladesh” as a hybrid face-to-face and online event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's independence.

His Excellency Mr. Shahabuddin Ahmed, the Ambassador of Bangladesh in Japan opened the conference, followed by a congratulatory address by TUFS President Kayoko Hayashi.

The keynote speech was delivered by Mr. Monzurul Huq, former part-time lecturer at TUAT and the Japan bureau chief of a leading Bangladeshi daily newspaper, Prothom Alo. Mr. Kazuhiro Watanabe, a former NHK international broadcaster who also taught media translation at TUFS, also gave a speech in Bengali.

A government minister from Bangladesh also participated, and the students gathered in the hall listened attentively to the speeches.

* Bangabandhu is the nickname of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who led the Bangladesh independence movement and became its first president. The nickname means “Friend of Bengal″.

His Excellency Mr. Shahabuddin Ahmed delivers opening remarks.
With commemorative gifts (left: His Excellency Mr. Shahabuddin Ahmed, right: President Kayoko Hayashi)