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  24 Jun 2022, 18:34

Japan wants more people-to-people cultural bond with Bangladesh

DHAHA, June 24, 2022 (BSS) - Japan Ambassador in Dhaka Ito Naoki today said
his country would like to promote people to people cultural bondage with
Bangladesh through Ikebana, a traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement.


"I hope Ikebana will be loved by young people in Bangladesh," he said while
speaking at a function organized by Bangladesh Ikebana Association (BIA) in
the city.


The ambassador said there is a strong interest among the young students in
Bangladesh about Japan, its language and culture.


He urged the BIA to continue playing its role to further promote the
friendship through better understanding of Japanese culture.


 "I hope the activities of BIA will further be increased. We will be very
happy to provide further moral support to BIA," said the envoy.


Life patron and BIA founder Prof Dr AKM Moazzem Hussain, life patron and BIA
CEO Masud Karim, BIA President Shahinoor Baby and BIA Assistant General
Secretary Salma Akter, among others, were present.


Apart from Ikebana demonstration on stage, a short documentary on Ikebana in
Bangladesh was screened at the function which was hosted marking the 50th
anniversary of diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and Japan.


Appreciating IBA's activities, the Japanese envoy said he is happy to know
that the BIA is teaching young students Ikebana.

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