The Japanese government announced that foreign recipients of the Spring 2021 Imperial Decorations and two Bangladeshi nationals have been honored
The Policy Times, Dhaka Office:
On April 29 (Thursday), the government of Japan announced the foreign recipients of the Spring 2021 Imperial Decorations, and two Bangladeshi nationals were honored.
Mr. Matiur Rahman, First president of Japan Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JBCCI), Chairman and CEO of Uttara Group of Companies, and Chairman of Bangladesh The Association of Motorcycle Assemblers and Manufacturers will receive “Order of the Rising Sun, Golden Rays with Rosette.” The award is in recognition of his great contribution to promoting economic interaction and mutual understanding between Japan and Bangladesh.
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Mr. Mohd. Abu Sayed, Former National Director of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in Bangladesh will receive “Order of the Rising Sun, Rays of Gold and Silver.” The remission is in appreciation of his great contribution to caring for Japanese graves in Bangladesh.
Mr. Matiur Rahman was instrumental in establishing JBCCI and promoting investment by Japanese companies in Bangladesh as the first president of JBCCI from 2004 to 2006, striving to improve the business environment for Japanese companies and build a strong economic partnership between the two countries. Thanks to his continued contribution, more than 300 Japanese companies are currently operating in Bangladesh and their number has tripled in the past 10 years.
Mr. Mohd. Abu Sayed maintained the war cemeteries, including the war graves of Japanese victims at Cumille and Chattogram as the former National Director of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in Bangladesh for approximately 33 years from 1987. Respecting the spirit of the Geneva Conventions, he worked in good faith to keep war cemeteries clean and quiet, without no distinction between the victims of the Commonwealth of Nations and Japan.