- A Monitor Desk Report 29 Mar, 2019 | 954 Views|-+
Rabab Fatima, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan, visiting the stalls of the Bangladesh pavilion and exchanging views with the participating Bangladeshi entrepreneurs on March 27
Dhaka: The Fashion World Tokyo-2019 began at Tokyo Big Sight on March 27 and Bangladesh, as in every year, participated in this prestigious fashion expo which continued up to March 29. Rabab Fatima, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan, visited the stalls of the Bangladesh pavilion and exchanged views with the participating Bangladeshi entrepreneurs on March 27.
The Embassy of Bangladesh in Tokyo, Ministry of Commerce (MoC) and Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) of Bangladesh provided every kind of support to the participating businesses. Thirteen apparel and leather companies from Bangladesh joined the exhibition with their high quality, fashionable and latest products this year.
Later at the same venue, a seminar on the “Recent Developments of Bangladeshi Apparel Industry” was organised by the Embassy of Bangladesh in collaboration of MoC and EPB of Bangladesh and was supported by Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Japan-Bangladesh Committee for Commercial and Economic Co-operation (JBCCCEC) of The Japan and Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI and TCCI) and Japan Textile Importers Association (JTIA).
More than 130 buyers and representatives of Japanese companies joined the seminar.
Thanking the participants of the seminar, Ambassador Rabab Fatima said, “Bangladesh is the second largest garments exporter in the world, and Japan is our number one destination for garments products in Asia. Knitwear is currently our number one export item to Japan” while delivering her welcome speech at the Seminar.
She informed that in 2018, Bangladesh apparels had a 34 per cent growth which was the highest in Japanese market. This event was termed by the ambassador as the perfect business matching opportunity for both Japanese buyers and Bangladeshi companies.
Yasujiro Miyake, Director, Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Ikue Toshinaga, Industrial Development Officer, UNIDO, Masahiro Hiraishi, President of Maruhisa Co. Ltd, and Mohammad. Hasan Arif, Commercial Counsellor, Embassy of Bangladesh also presented and discussed on the potentials and the recent developments of Bangladesh apparel sector at the seminar.
The seminar ended with the question-answer and networking session.