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Japan provides Tk 6.9 million to JUAAB

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Published: 16:02, 23 January 2023  
Japan provides Tk 6.9 million to JUAAB

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The Embassy of Japan has decided to extend grant assistance worth $66,216 or approximately Tk 6.9 million to Japanese Universities Alumni Association in Bangladesh (JUAAB) for improving the facilities of the Japanese Cultural Center.

The financial grant has been sanctioned under the scheme of Grant Assistance for Cultural Grassroots Projects (GCGP).

Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Iwama Kiminori signed the “grant contract” for the project at his office in presence of Prof M.A.M Yahia Khandoker, of the JUAAB.

Senior executive members of the JUAAB also attended the occasion held at the Embassy on Monday.

Japanese Universities Alumni Association in Bangladesh (JUAAB) is the association of the people who obtained their Bachelor, Master or PhD degrees from Japanese universities.

JUAAB was established in 2000, on the historical occasion of the 30th anniversary of Japan’s diplomatic recognition of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

The association has been fostering friendship between the people of Bangladesh and Japan by facilitating academic exchanges, socio-cultural understanding and promoting mutual appreciation of our two nation’s heritage.

The JUAAB has been operating a Japanese Language School since 2001 and has been a premier Japanese language school in the country.

The organization also has an Ikebana school in operation.

Since 2002, JUAAB has been organizing Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) in cooperation with the Japan Foundation and the Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh.

Moreover, JUAAB has been organizing a Japanese Language Speech Contest every year since 2008, under financial support from the Japan Foundation.

Association presently has more than 700 members.

The Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh hopes to further promote Japanese language and culture in Bangladesh through this grass-root project.