General Secretary's Message

Message from General Secretary

Respected Japanese Universities Alumni,

Warm greetings to all of you!! It's my great pleasure to welcome you all to this JUAAB portal. This website will help reunite all Japanese university graduates in Bangladesh. As alumni, we can play a vital role in developing our Alumni Association with our ideas and suggestions. We wish for deep connectivity among the alumni, which will foster the development of a strong and dynamic alumni network.

The Japanese Universities Alumni Association in Bangladesh (JUAAB) is a highly esteemed social organization of highly qualified Bangladeshi professionals in various fields who received their degrees from Japanese universities. JUAAB was formed and started its activities with the support of the Japanese Embassy in Bangladesh in September 2002. The vision of JUAAB is to enhance the friendship between Japan and Bangladesh by promoting Japanese culture and the knowledge we have accrued from Japan.

 JUAAB, in collaboration with the Japanese embassy, is conducting several important activities such as orientation for MEXT Scholarship Awardees, conducting an annual speech contest in Japanese language, conducting Ikebana courses, organizing education seminars, etc. A Japanese language school is also run by JUAAB, contributing to Japanese Language Education in Bangladesh. JUAAB has been conducting the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) twice a year, in July & December, on behalf of the Japan Foundation, in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh to enhance the opportunities of Bangladeshis for employment and higher education in Japan. Most of the life members of JUAAB contribute to conducting this prestigious test in a fabulous festive mode. The number of JLPT examinees has increased significantly, with nearly 10,000 examinees for the last JLPT held in Dhaka on December 03, 2023. JUAAB is committed to conducting it in a highly managed way with international standards.

JUAAB is proud to have its own permanent floor space of 4,000 SFT in a modern building at Indira Road, just adjacent to the exit of the metro rail station in Farmgate, Dhaka. This space of the JUAAB office has been renovated and been well equipped through the Grass Root Development Fund, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan under the Ambassador's discretionary fund, and the office premise has been declared as JUAAB Japanese Cultural Center (JJCC) on August 26, 2023 by H.E. Kiminori Iwama, the Ambassador of Japan in Bangladesh, to transform it a "Centre of Excellence" in Bangladesh to promote Japanese Language Education and culture in Bangladesh. The JJCC has already started arranging programs related to Japanese culture like Ikebana Demonstrations, Origami Demonstrations, Japanese Film shows, Japanese tea ceremonies, speech contests, etc. JUAAB is also organizing different events as a member of SAFJUAA (South Asia Federation of the Japanese Universities Alumni Associations). Events like these and more are planned throughout the year, and we will keep you updated on these events through this JUAAB website.

The new Executive Committee (EC) of JUAAB for the tenure of October 2023–September 2025 took charge on October 01, 2023. The JUAAB EC was formed through a highly competitive and festive election held on September 01, 2023, casting about 400 votes.

I am grateful to the JUAAB Advisory Council for valuable support regarding different issues and to the Election Commission for conducting the election. Finally, I congratulate our newly elected EC committee and sincerely wish and hope that we can further flourish JUAAB by achieving our dream—establishing the JUAAB University. I assure you that achieving such a dream is not difficult for JUAAB because sincerity and honesty are our strengths, and most of all, the Almighty is with us. 

Best wishes to all.

Prof. Dr. Md. Alamgir Hossain
General Secretary, JUAAB


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