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Coupled Economic and Socio-Political Changemakers of Duo-Nations: The Case of Bangladeshis Diaspora in Japan

2022-10-06T11:52:11+00:00

Coupled Economic and Socio-Political Changemakers of Duo-Nations: The Case of Bangladeshis Diaspora in Japan Abul Barkat, Professor (retd.) and Founding Chair, Department of Japanese Studies, Dhaka University; Chief Advisor of Human Development Research Centre (HDRC); Founding Editor, Journal of Japanese Studies: Exploring Multidisciplinarity. E-mail: barkatabul71@gmail.com Md. Fazle Rabby, Deputy Director-Research of Human Development Research Centre (HDRC). E-mail: fazlerabby@hdrc-bd.com Asmar Osman, Research Consultant of Human Development Research Centre (HDRC). E-mail: asmar@hdrc-bd.com Abstract This study investigated the spread of Bangladeshi Japanese in different sectors and how they could jointly contribute to the development path of their ancestral land and host country. Bangladeshi Japanese [...]

Coupled Economic and Socio-Political Changemakers of Duo-Nations: The Case of Bangladeshis Diaspora in Japan2022-10-06T11:52:11+00:00

Photovoltaic Energy Diffusion in Rural Bangladesh through the Provision of Feed-in-Tariff: Lesson from Japan

2022-10-06T12:09:10+00:00

Photovoltaic Energy Diffusion in Rural Bangladesh through the Provision of Feed-in-Tariff: Lesson from Japan Md. Hafiz Iqbal, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Government Edward College, Pabna 6600, Bangladesh. E-mail: vaskoriqbal@gmail.com M. Tanvir Rahman, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Government Edward College, Pabna 6600, Bangladesh. E-mail: tanvirrhmns@gmail.com Md. Munzurul Haque, PhD Researcher, Institute of Environmental Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205, Bangladesh. E-mail: munzurul.haque.ru@gmail.com Abstract The feed-in tariff (FIT) provision is essential for energy efficiency, net zero-emission, decarburization, green growth, and a low-carbon society. This study explores the effectiveness of FIT and suggests policies based on the Japanese experience. This study [...]

Photovoltaic Energy Diffusion in Rural Bangladesh through the Provision of Feed-in-Tariff: Lesson from Japan2022-10-06T12:09:10+00:00

Forecasting Japan- Bangladesh Trade and Investment Scenario in Post-Covid Period

2022-10-06T11:59:06+00:00

Forecasting Japan- Bangladesh Trade and Investment Scenario in Post-Covid Period Nayeema Nusrat Chowdhury, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka. E-mail: nusrat0307@du.ac.bd Nashia Zaman, Assistant Professor. Department of Japanese Studies, University of Dhaka. Email: nashiazaman@du.ac.bd Jean-Baptiste Mohamadou Bassirou SANFO, Lecturer, Institute for promotion of General Education, The University of Shiga Prefecture, Shiga, Japan. E-mail: sanfjb@yahoo.fr Abstract The exponential growth of Bangladesh in the last two decades is often articulated with the miraculous growth of Japan in its rapid phase. This growth assisted Bangladesh in enunciating as a potential destination of investment and economic activities to the outer world. [...]

Forecasting Japan- Bangladesh Trade and Investment Scenario in Post-Covid Period2022-10-06T11:59:06+00:00

Japan’s ODA Inflow to Bangladesh in Post-LDC-Graduation Period: Alteration of Japan’s Soft-Diplomacy Tool to Bangladesh?

2022-10-06T12:16:55+00:00

Japan's ODA Inflow to Bangladesh in Post-LDC-Graduation Period: Alteration of Japan's Soft-Diplomacy Tool to Bangladesh? Rakibul Hassan, Graduate student, Department of Japanese Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh. E-mail: rakibulhassan1712@gmail.com Abstract Japan stretched its philanthropist hand toward Bangladesh immediately after the latter's independence on December 16, 1971. Since then, Japan has constantly applied its "chequebook/soft diplomacy" by aiding Bangladesh through ODA, grant loans, low-interest loans, and technical assistance. Over time, Bangladesh's economic, geostrategic and geopolitical importance has grown gradually. Japan, consequently, accelerated the pace of ODA inflow towards Bangladesh, thereby becoming the largest ODA donor and a development partner [...]

Japan’s ODA Inflow to Bangladesh in Post-LDC-Graduation Period: Alteration of Japan’s Soft-Diplomacy Tool to Bangladesh?2022-10-06T12:16:55+00:00

Japanese Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Bangladesh: An Account of High Utility Social and Developmental Activities

2022-10-06T12:21:45+00:00

Japanese Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Bangladesh: An Account of High Utility Social and Developmental Activities Matiur Rahman, Researcher and development worker. E-mail: matiursohel@gmail.com Abstract Japan is a significant development partner of Bangladesh. After the independence of Bangladesh, Japan extended its hands to rebuild war-torn Bangladesh. Japan has provided development assistance as loans and grants to Bangladesh Government. However, after decades of Bangladesh's independence, many Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) started their activities in Bangladesh to uplift the poor socio-economic, cultural and livelihoods of Bangladeshi people. This paper aims to identify Japanese Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs) and their type of development activities in [...]

Japanese Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Bangladesh: An Account of High Utility Social and Developmental Activities2022-10-06T12:21:45+00:00

Japan’s Defence Posture Post-Ukraine Crisis

2022-10-06T12:25:27+00:00

Japan’s Defence Posture Post-Ukraine Crisis Rajaram Panda, Professor Rajaram Panda, an eminent expert on Japan, is a Senior Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, a think tank supported by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, New Delhi, India. Abstract Russia's military operation in Ukraine has dramatically affected global politics in which countries are resetting their relations and security policies. As a global power, Japan is no exception. The growing bonhomie between Russia and China worries Japan as also other countries. Japan has found a great deal of commonality with Germany and some Baltic states and pondering [...]

Japan’s Defence Posture Post-Ukraine Crisis2022-10-06T12:25:27+00:00

Japan’s Foreign Policies in South and Southeast Asia under Chinese Influence: Significance of Bangladesh

2022-10-06T12:30:50+00:00

Japan's Foreign Policies in South and Southeast Asia under Chinese Influence: Significance of Bangladesh Md. Jahangir Alam, Associate Professor, Department of Japanese Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh. E-mail: mjalam.jsc@du.ac.bd Abstract Japan's primary goal in international relations is to maintain the safety and economic well-being of the region. Following the devastation of the Second World War, Japan started reconstructing its foreign policy to build a better and stronger nation. Over the decades, Japan has focused on and reformed foreign policy to build solid relationships with South and Southeast Asia through economic, diplomatic, and cultural connections. Bangladesh is a part [...]

Japan’s Foreign Policies in South and Southeast Asia under Chinese Influence: Significance of Bangladesh2022-10-06T12:30:50+00:00

Understanding Japan-China Bilateral Relations: A Peace Perspective

2022-10-06T12:33:57+00:00

Understanding Japan-China Bilateral Relations: A Peace Perspective Lamia Islam, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Jagannath University, Bangladesh. Email: lamianitu@gmail.com Abstract Japan-China bilateral relations play a significant role in global and regional orders. Although Japan and China have many concerns as neighbouring countries, the countries try to build a "constructive and stable relationship". The paper focuses on different factors related to the tensions between Japan and China. The work considers the political, economic and security aspects of the bilateral relationship. The work's research question is how different factors impact tensions between Japan and China. The author mainly relied on [...]

Understanding Japan-China Bilateral Relations: A Peace Perspective2022-10-06T12:33:57+00:00

Today’s School Lunch Determines Tomorrow’s Cultural Level in the Country-Looking at the Changing Roles and Issues in Japanese School Lunch

2022-10-06T12:37:06+00:00

Today's School Lunch Determines Tomorrow's Cultural Level in the Country-Looking at the Changing Roles and Issues in Japanese School Lunch Ikuko Shimada, Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Nutrition, University of Kochi, Kochi 781, Japan. E-mail: shimada@cc.u-kochi.ac.jp Takashi Uemura, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan. E-mail: takashi_uemura@msn.com  Abstract School lunch in Japan started about 130 years ago, and after World War II, it began to be implemented nationwide in earnest. Its role not only contributes to the physical growth of children and students but has also changed significantly, with dietitians guiding food with a teacher's license. There are also issues related to [...]

Today’s School Lunch Determines Tomorrow’s Cultural Level in the Country-Looking at the Changing Roles and Issues in Japanese School Lunch2022-10-06T12:37:06+00:00

Buddhist Influences on Japanese Culture and Heritage

2022-10-06T12:39:40+00:00

Buddhist Influences on Japanese Culture and Heritage Him Lal Ghimire, Professor/Founder at REHDON College (Affiliated with Tribhuvan University), Nepal; Visiting Professor/fellow of the Japan Foundation at International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken), Kyoto, Japan and Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan; Tourism Expert/Writer/Planner; Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Japanese Studies: Exploring Multidisciplinarity, Dhaka University and Editorial Board Member, the GAZE Journal of Tourism and Hospitality. E-mail: himghimire@gmail.com Abstract Cultural heritages are any country's unique properties, attractions and identity. Religion and culture in Japan reflect a long history during which various religious [...]

Buddhist Influences on Japanese Culture and Heritage2022-10-06T12:39:40+00:00