Japan-Bangladesh Relations

August 2, 2022

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established in February 1972

Number of Residents:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in Bangladesh: 1,080 (October 2021)
  • Number of Bangladeshi nationals residing in Japan: 17,394 (June 2021)

Trade with Japan (2020-21):

  • Exports from Bangladesh: 1,184 million dollar (woven garments including knit goods and leather)
  • Imports to Bangladesh: 2,001million dollar (iron and steel, ships, vehicles, nuclear reactors, machinery and mechanical appliances)

Direct Investment from Japan:

  • 91.05 million dollar (2021)

Japan's Economic Cooperation:

  • Loans: 2395.8 billion yen (cumulative total as of fiscal 2020)
  • Grants: 501.6 billion yen (cumulative total as of fiscal 2020)
  • Technical cooperation: 95.9billion yen (cumulative total as of fiscal 2020)

VIP Visits

From Japan to Banglade Technical cooperation: 95.9billion yen (cumulative total as of fiscal 2020)
Year Name
1994 President of the Japan-Bangladesh Parliamentarians' League Hiroshi Mitsuzuka
1995 State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Hakuo Yanagisawa
1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002 Vice-President of the Japan-Bangladesh Parliamentarians League Shin Sakurai
2000 Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori
2003 Acting President of the Japan-Bangladesh Parliamentarians League Shin Sakurai
2004 President of the Japan-Bangladesh Parliamentarians League Shin Sakurai
2005 Senior Vice-Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Takayoshi Tsuneda
2005 Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Shuzen Tanigawa
2005 Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Ichiro Aisawa
2006 President of the Japan-Bangladesh Parliamentarians League Shin Sakurai
2006 Former Foreign Minister Nobutaka Machimura
2006 Foreign Minister Taro Aso
2008 Chief Secretary of the Japan-Bangladesh Parliamentarians League Tetsushi Sakamoto
Secretary General Yasutoshi Nishimura of the Japan-Bangladesh Parliamentarians League
2009 State Minister for Foreign Affairs Seiko Hashimoto
2011 Parliamentary Vice-Ministers for Foreign Affairs Ikuo Yamahana
2012 Deputy Prime Minister Katsuya Okada
2014 Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida
2014 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
2015 Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yoshihiro Seki
2016 State Minister for Foreign Affairs Seiji Kihara
2017 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Shunsuke Takei
2017 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Iwao Horii
2017 Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Kono
2018 Special Advisor to Prime Minister Kentaro Sonoura
2018 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Iwao Horii
2018 Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Kono
2019 Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Toshimitsu Motegi
2019 State Minister for Foreign Affairs Toshiko Abe
2019 Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Kono
From Bangladesh to Japan
Year Name
1994 Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia
1995 Foreign Minister A.S.M. Mostafizur Rahman
1997 Finance Minister Shah Abu Muhammad Shamsul Kibria
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
1998 Foreign Minister Abdus Samad Azad
2000 Foreign Minister Abdus Samad Azad
Speaker of Parliament Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury
2001 Minister for Science, Information and Communication Technology Abdul Moyeen Khan
2002 Foreign Minister Morshed Khan
2003 Foreign Minister Morshed Khan
2003 Minister of Law, Justice Moudud Ahmed
2005 Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia
2007 Finance advisor Dr. A. B. Mirza Azizul Islam
2007 Chief Advisor Mukhlesur Rahman Chowdhury
2009 State Minister for Foreign Affairs Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali
2009 Speaker of the National Parliament Abdul Hamid
2010 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (accompanied by Finance Minister Abul Maal A Muhith and Foreign Minister Dipu Moni)
2011 Minister of Education Nurul Islam Nahid
2011 Finance Minister Abul Maal A Muhith
2011 Minister of Commerce Faruk Khan
2012 Minister of Food and Disaster Management Abdul Razzak
2012 Minister of Commerce Golam Mohammad Kader
2012 Foreign Minister Dipu Moni
2012 Finance Minister Abul Maal A Muhith
2013 Finance Minister Abul Maal A Muhith,
Minister of Cultural Affairs Asaduzzaman Noor,
Prime Minister’s Advisor on International Affairs Dr. Gowher Rizvi
2013 Minister of Textiles & Jute Abdul Latif Siddique
2014 Governor of Central Bank Atiur Rahman
2014 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
2014 Speaker of the National Parliament Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury
2014 Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism Rashed Khan Menon
2014 Minister of Education Nurul Islam Nahid
2014 Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mohammed Nasim
2015 Minister of Water Resources Anisul Islam Mahmud
2015 State Minister of Finance M A Manna,
Governor of Central Bank Atiur Rahman
2015 President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Saber Hossain Chowdhury
Minister of Disaster Management and Relief Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury (Maya) Bir Bikram
(to attend the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction)
2015 Minister of State (Communications and Information Technology) Zunaid Ahmed Palak
2015 Minister of Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader
2015 President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Saber Hossain Chowdhury
2015 Minister of Planning A H M Mustafa Kamal
2016 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
(to attend the G7 Ise-Shima Summit)
2016 Minister of State (Communications and Information Technology) Zunaid Ahmed Palak
2016 Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Anisul Huq
2016 Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith
2017 Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith (to attend Annual Meeting of the ADB)
2017 State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam
2018 Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Mostafa Jabbar
2018 Foreign Minister Abul Hasan Mahmud Ali (Official Working Visit)
2018 Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed
2019 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
2019 State Minister of Youth and Sports Md. Zahid Ahsan Russel
2019 Minister of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmad
2019 President Md. Abdul Hamid (to attend the Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor)
2019 Minister of Local Government and Rural Development & Co-operatives Md. Tazul Islam
2019 Minister of Social Welfare Nuruzzaman Ahmed
2021 State Minister of Youth and Sports Md. Zahid Ahsan Russel
2022 Foreign Minister A. K. Abdul Momen
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