Learning Japanese in Bangladesh

The relation between Bangladesh and Japan is very friendly. Bangladeshi people goes to Japan for various reasons such as study, job and business. There are many Japanese companies established in Bangladesh where Bangladeshi people are working. Nowadays many Bangladeshi people are learning Japanese language more than before. There are many Japanese language institutions in Bangladesh located mostly in Dhaka and Chittagong. These language schools also teaches about Japanese culture and society. Learning Japanese has become very important to communicate with the Japanese people in purpose of study, work and business. It also helps to increase the friendship. Many people from Bangladesh likes Japanese anime and manga. It makes them more familiar with Japanese language and its culture. To learn any language continuous practice is much needed. Though sometimes its difficult for the students to learn Japanese language in Bangladesh because there is lack of environment for practice. Most of the time the only scope they get to practice is in the classroom. When the language schools makes the classes interesting and enjoyable, more students gets eager to learn. To develop the proficiency, the students must study in a continuous basis. If the students are well determined then it’s possible to learn Japanese more easily. Knowing Japanese language is great for developing one’s career. Learning Japanese is very important for those people who has a target to go to Japan.  


To start learning Japanese at first the students must begin with learning the alphabet sets called Hiragana and Katakana. Then comes Kanji which is a very essential element in Japanese language. The Japanese writing system consists of these three parts. Memorising many Kanji gets a bit difficult for the students but they can get familiar with kanji after practicing and using for a long time. To develop the speaking skill, the students have to practice speaking with their teachers and friends.


After doing courses in language schools, the students can check their Japanese language skill by participating in Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). There are five levels of this test. They are N1, N2, N3, N4 and N5. So, the students of preliminary level can participate on the N5 level. The other levels of JLPT test are for much higher skilled students. It is an international test which is held worldwide at the same day. In Bangladesh, this test is held in Dhaka.   


Nippon Academy is one of the well renowned and oldest Japanese language institutions of Chittagong. It was established in 1987 by Mr. Muhammad Nurul Islam who is the Honorary Consul General of Japan in Bangladesh. From the beginning to till now, thousands of students have been studying Japanese language here and many has gone to Japan for various purposes. Nippon Academy provides good multimedia facility for teaching Japanese language. The tutorial video and audio system makes it convenient for the students

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Enormous oil spill in Bangladesh's Sundarbans

The Sundarbans is the world largest mangrove forest, which covers 26,000 square km in India and Bangladesh, is also the habitat of famous Royal Bengal Tigers.


An oil tanker carrying 358,000 liters (almost 100,000 gallons) of furnace oil sank in the Shela river on December 7, spilling oil over more than 60 kilometers (about 37 miles) of the Sundarbans. Located on in southwest Bangladesh, the Sundarbans is the largest single block of tidal mangrove forest in the world, covering approximately 10,000 square kilometers (3,900 square miles), of which 60 percent is in Bangladesh. The Sundarbans, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also one of the largest reserves for the Bengal tiger, and provides sanctuary to many other species.

Experts estimated a ৳1,000,000,000 loss from the sinking of the oil-tanker. The residents of surrounding areas of Sundarbans are at a health risk after the environment and fauna disaster.


The government of Bangladesh called the residents to collect and sell the oil to the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation. Consequently, the local oil collectors would face ultimate health risks and various skin diseases, including hair fallout if a furnace oil mixed with water contacts face or hair.

Environmentalists warned the event as an ecological "catastrophe" as the event occurred at a protected Sundarbans mangrove area, home to rare Irrawaddy and Ganges dolphins.Experts expressed their concerns saying that due to the oil spill, normal life of the aquatic organisms of Sundarbans will be hampered as animals like dolphins come above the water to take a breath. Wildlife near the river have a life risk because they couldn’t breathe due to the smell of oil. Some images published indicates the disaster killed some animals.

At least 200 hired workers in nearly 100 engine and country boats have started a campaign to collect the oil from rivers and channels, a local resident told PTI over phone. The workers were loading the boats with the oil they were collecting manually using the traditional equipment and depositing those in tanks in nearby ferry terminals.

The authorities earlier had asked local people to collect the furnace oil using fishing nets, sponges or any other manual means and sell it to the state-run Padma Oil Company.
Seven members of the sunken tanker’s crew managed to swim ashore, but their captain Mokhlesur Rahman was missing till Friday evening.The authorities have filed a lawsuit against the owners of both ships.

Officials said oil spill from the sunken tanker affected seven young saltwater crocodiles at Karamjal Wildlife Reproduction Centre and they were concerned about the fate of dolphins in the region it is their natural abode.

Sundarban is our national heritage we should stand together for supporting it.

Jihad' spent a cold dark night trapped several hundred feet down the pipe of a tubewell in Bangladesh

It would be a miracle in every sense of the word if the boy trapped down a deep tube-well in Dhaka is rescued alive. There is no precedent of anyone being pulled out alive from so deep a well - believed to be several hundred feet deep - as the 4-year old is in.

Jihad' fell into the 14-inch wide pipe adjacent to a playground at the Shahjahanpur Railway Colony on Friday.
Last year, a 9-year-old boy fell into a 200-foot borewell in India's Rajasthan. Police and army could not rescue him even after 20 hours of efforts.

Fire service official Maj Shakil Newaz, leading Jihad's rescue, says they are trying to pull out the pipe. Jihad has responded to rescuers' cry. He has been supplied with oxygen and milk. However, Jihad is becoming less responsive as time passes. Rescuers have arranged for light inside the well and are trying to send a camera down there.


In 2006, 6-year-old Prince was rescued two days after falling into a 60-feet well in India's Haryana.

Rescuers called off their 23-hour long search around 2:30pm on Saturday but locals refused to give up. They finally pulled out Jihad around 3pm but by then he was dead. Doctors at the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital said the child had died several hours before he was taken there. Contractor firm SR House that was installing the new tube-well has been blacklisted.
Railways Senior Deputy Assistant Engineer Jahangir Alam, in charge of the project, was dismissed on Friday. After Jihad's rescue, authorities welded the pipe's entrance.
 In future, everyone should be warned about not happening this again and again. And if it happens then immediate steps we should take and we must have proper trainings or machines.


Reference:  Bdnews

bKash and mobile banking in Bangladesh

From ancient times, human life has been proceeded by exchanging goods or currency. For taking money from one place to another people tried so many techniques or process. At 18th century, people established banking system. Starting from here, people entrust their money, get the funds, the profit and arrange bank loans.

Now-a-days people move to another state, or move to town and family members stay at village because of work. So, reach out to family, money becomes a challenge to many.

Mobile banking has become one great factor for people because of instant service. Local bank of Bangladesh named "BRAC" has launched mone service named "bKash" for exchanging money with moble. For this service one mobile number is necessary only. If one person do not have mobile then also he/she can get this service.

Mr. XXX does not have "bKash" account or mobile number but Mr. YYY wants o send money to Mr. XXX. Then Mr. YYY can send money to any agent of bKash of Mr. XXX's area and Mr. XXX can be varified and got money.

Mobile banking is also available with Bank. Debit or credit of money both are possible with this service.

Difference between bKash and mobile banking:

Bank usually judge the address because of the instruction of bank authority. If the transaction looks fishy or some abnormality is there then that account will be checked. However, bKash does not this kind of judging service. One can check agent information but who is taking money or sending money can not be checked. So, many incidents were related with this service.

Incident 1:

Mr. ZZZ was kidnapped and asked 1 lac tk for releasing him. Kidnapper used this bKash service for  gettng money. Because kidnapper collected money from different agents and there is no service for agent to check their information.

Incident 2:

Car of Mr. AAA was stolen from market. And thieves cntacted him and asked for money. They used this bKash service to get money  and also did not return his car.

Now-a-days kidnappers, thieves asked money to send by bKash. This service should be more strict about checking information. Mobile banking is really a fast service in this rapid growth of economy. Any service can be obstacles for this system. So banks should be more carful before lauching anything.