The ‘Fashion World Tokyo-2019’ has begun today (27-03-2019-Tuesday) at Tokyo Big Sight and Bangladesh, like every year is participating in this prestigious fashion expo which will continue up to 29 March 2019. This morning H.E. Rabab Fatima, the Ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan has visited the stalls of the Bangladesh pavilion and exchanged her views with the participating Bangladeshi entrepreneurs.
The Embassy of Bangladesh in Tokyo, Ministry of Commerce (MoC) and Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) of Bangladesh are providing everysupport to the participating businesses. Thirteen (13) apparel and leather companies from Bangladesh joined the exhibition with their high quality, fashionable and latestproductsthis year.
Later at the same venue, a seminar on the ‘Recent Developments of Bangladeshi Apparel Industry’ was organized by the Embassy of Bangladesh in collaboration of MoC and EPB of Bangladesh and was supported by Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Japan-Bangladesh Committee for Commercial and Economic Co-operation (JBCCCEC) of The Japan and Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI & 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 told “Bangladesh is the 2nd 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 welcoming speech at the Seminar. She also informed that in 2018, Bangladesh apparels had a 34% growth which was the highest in Japanese market. This event was termed as the perfect business matching opportunity for both Japanese buyers and Bangladeshi companies by the ambassador.
Director of Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Mr. Yasujiro Miyake; Ms. Ikue Toshinaga, Industrial Development Officer of UNIDO; President of Maruhisa Co. Ltd, Mr. Masahiro Hiraishi and Commercial Counsellor of the Embassy of Bangladesh Mohammad. Hasan Arifalso presented and discussed on the potentials and the recent developmentsof Bangladesh apparel sector at the seminar.
The seminar ended with the question-answer and networking session.