A two-day long international e-Conference titled 'Japanology In New Era' has begun on Thursday under the auspices of Dhaka University (DU) Japanese Studies Department in observance of DU birth centenary.
DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated this conference as chief guest, said a press release.
Presided over by founder Chairman of DU Japanese Studies Department Professor Dr Abul Barkat the inaugural session was addressed by Japanese Ambassador Naoki Ito as special guest.
DU VC Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman said, "This conference on Japanology has been able to draw the attention of international community as participants will share ideas and resources on Japanese society, culture, arts, history, economy and other issues by presenting 66 research papers in this two-day conference."
He emphasized on strengthening more collaborations and cooperations among academicians and researchers to prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution and achieve SDGs, the press release said.
Japanese Ambassador Naoki Ito thanked DU authorities for arranging this international e-Conference marking the DU birth centenary.
He said, "Japan will extend its supports and cooperations to Dhaka University especially Japanese Studies Department in the days to come."
Scholars from Bangladesh, USA, UK, Japan, UAE, India, Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia. Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Singapore will present papers in sixteen sessions of this two-day conference, the press release added.