Iran's Book News Agency (IBNA) 7 Jan 2020 - 16:33 -------------------------------------------------- Title : Japanese Iranologist expresses condolences over General Soleimani's ‎demise -------------------------------------------------- IBNA- Japanese Iranologist and a senior researcher of Institute of Developing ‎Economies Hitochi Suzuki expressed his condolences over the martyrdom of Iranian ‎Major General Qasem Soleimani. ‎ Text : According to IBNA correspondent, in a message sent to Iran s Cultural Attach to Japan, Suzuki extended his sympathy to the Iranian nation and described his views. "As a Japanese citizen I refer to the significant role played by General Suleimani in providing security in the Middle East region and express my sadness over his loss," he said. I hope we would be able to witness peace and stability in the Middle East region in future, the expert added in his message. Suzuki was a visiting Fellow at Cultural Studies and Research Institute, Tehran in 1999 to 2001. He has authored several articles on the issues of Iran including: The Shaping of Rusta-shahrs and the Emergence of Self-Governance in the Post-Revolutionary Rural Societies of Iran . Development of Parliamentalism in the Modern Islamic World (Toyo Bunko, 2009); Structural Changes and Formation of Rusta-shahr in Post-Revolutionary Rural Society in Iran (IDE-JETRO, Discussion Paper No.19, December 2004) and "Inauguration of Trump Administration and the Future of US-Iranian Relations," Middle East Review, March 2017 are among his other articles on the subject of Iran.