Bangladesh Association of Saitama University (BASU) is an organization of all present and past Bangladeshi Students/Researchers of Saitama University, 255, Shimo-Okubo, Sakura-ku, Saitama, Japan. Family members staying in Japan are also included. The association is managed by the President and his associate(s). The responsibilities, working procedures and related issues are defined by the ordinance of the association.
This association was established in March 1999. Since then, there have been a lot of activities, for example, cultural activities within and among communities, participating in Saitama University food festival, tours to various places in Japan, indoor and outdoor sports with different local and national teams in Japan etc. In addition, the association offers annual scholarship to poor students in Bangladesh to facilitate their education.
The main objectives of the association are to
- Improve regular interactions among the BASU members
- Help Bangladeshi new comers for a smooth transition
- Introduce Bangladesh and her culture to the Japanese and other foreign communities in and around Saitama University campus.