The Policy Times, Dhaka Bureau :
On March 21 (Sunday) Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Mr. ITO Naoki conveyed Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide’s felicitation message on the Independence Day of Bangladesh to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and handed over a documentary video about Bangabandhu. The video was recorded when Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman visited Japan in 1973 and vividly shows us every moment of the successful official visit. The Embassy of Japan obtained the video data with enhanced resolution and added Japanese and Bengali subtitles to present to Prime Minister Hasina in commemoration of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman visited Japan from October 18 to 24, 1973 as Prime Minister of Bangladesh with his daughter Ms. Sheikh Rehana and his son Mr. Sheikh Russel. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib met with His Majesty Emperor Hirohito and Her Majesty Empress Kojun. During his stay in Japan, Bangabandhu also had talks with Prime Minister TANAKA Kakuei and Foreign Minister OHIRA Masayoshi. Along with the programs in Tokyo and its suburbs, Bangabandhu also enjoyed a local trip to Wakayama, Osaka and Kyoto.
Part of the video was aired in a live musical performance by Bajna Beat at National Parade Square on March 20 in front of Prime Minister Hasina and Ms. Sheikh Rehana, who spoke very highly of the performance.