Japanese ambassador to Bangladesh Hiroyasu Izumi in a message on occasion of the 74th anniversary of Hiroshima Day on Tuesday expressed his hope that Japan and Bangladesh will work hand in hand to make the world more peaceful and a harmonious place for all.
The Japanese ambassador, who has been serving in Bangladesh for almost two years, said that he was overwhelmed to see the sympathy and respect Bangladeshi people have shown to the Hiroshima victims last year.
“Last year, I had the opportunity to meet many individuals involved in ‘Hiroshima Day’ events. It was heart-warming to see Bangladeshis offering their prayers and sincere condolences to the victims of this tragedy.”
Hiroyasu Izumi further said he was deeply moved by the gestures of compassion of the Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazaar who made one thousand origami paper cranes in May this year conveying the message of peace to the people of Japan.
“These people from Myanmar who were forcibly displaced from their home and were put in the most difficult situation they could face, showed utmost respect to the victims of the devastation bought forth by the atomic bombs 74 years ago. The sympathy they showed and wish for peace is far more memorable and noteworthy to me, and these gracious gestures will resonate with me for rest of my life,” he said.
“We must understand that in spite of the difficult situation surrounding our society, our good intentions no matter how small, can have greater impact if we unite around common understanding and have sympathy towards other’s sufferings and tribulations.”