On February 26, “the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Silver Rays” was conferred to Mrs. Ritsuko Abedin, former employee at the Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh at the official residence of Ambassador Hiroyasu Izumi.
On November 3, 2018, the Government of Japan decided to confer the decoration on Mrs. Abedin in recognition of her longstanding and dedicated contribution to the bilateral relationship between Japan and Bangladesh.
At the ceremony, Ambassador Izumi expressed his sincere appreciation to Mrs. Abedin for supporting the Embassy’s activities as the staff of administration section for about 25 years. She helped not only the administration work but also political affairs using her fluent Bangla and extensive contacts in Bangladesh. She also served as an advisor for both Japanese and Bangladeshi staffs. As one of Japanese people who have lived in Bangladesh since before the independence, she has introduced her experience and the history of Bangladesh in the last 50 years to many Japanese people.