YAMAGATA Tatsufumi
   Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University  College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
Date 2022/12/02
Title Transition in Japan's View of Bangladesh: How Should Two Middle Powers Behave Along with Hegemons?
Conference Annual BIDS Conference on Development 2022
Promoters Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies
Location Dhaka, Bangladesh [and online]
Conference Type International
Lecture Type Keynote Speech
Contribution Type Individual
Invited Invited
Audience Researcher/Educator(Researcher,The General Public,Government Agency)
Details The relation between Bangladesh and Japan is changing from "donor-recipient" to "investor-business partner". The symbolic projects are MRT and Araihazar SEZ. A background of this is development of Bangladesh for decades. Another background is that Japan also changed in the past decade. Japan became more inward-oriented than before. Japan began exposing national interests incorporated in international cooperation (Development Cooperation Charter). It is in line with "own country first policy" which thrived in the world in the late 2010s become dominating in the field of international cooperation of Japan. Japan expects Bangladesh to be a business partner who benefits the Japanese.

A newspaper article featuring this presentation below:
URL for researchmap https://bids.org.bd/uploads/events/ABCD2022/Day%202/Keynote%20Speech%206.pdf