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Japan works with Vietnamese singer to promote tourism

The Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) has collaborated with Vietnamese pop singer Dong Nhi to debut a music video, aiming to promote Japanese tourism in the Southeast Asian nation.

Japanese nationals caught growing cannabis plants in Da Nang

Two Japanese nationals have been caught illegally growing cannabis plants at a rented house in Son Tra district of Da Nang city, central Vietnam.

Art of the Samurai Swords to be introduced in April

Art of the Samurai Swords, an exhibition from Japan, will be open in Quang Ninh province's Ha Long city this April.

Vietnamese nationals account largest proportion of Japan’s foreign worker population

Vietnamese nationals account for 25.4% of the total 1.82 million foreign workers who were working in Japan as of the end of October last year, according to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW).

Renowned Japanese musician to perform in Vietnam

Japanese musician, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Kitaro, who is widely regarded as a pioneer of New Age music, has confirmed on his Facebook page that he will perform at a concert of Vietnamese pop singer Ha Anh Tuan next year.

Vietnam-Japan opera project “Anio Princess” introduced

The Embassy of Japan in Hanoi introduced the opera project "Princess Anio" on December 9 as part of activities held to mark the 50th anniversary since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the nation and Japan.

Vietnam records boom in number of Japanese restaurants nationwide

The number of Japanese restaurants across the country has enjoyed strong growth in terms of scale and number, particularly in Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam’s travel firms move to optimise Japan’s tourism rebound

Many travel companies of Vietnam are taking actions to make use of the rebound of tourism in Japan in recent months after the Japanese Government eased entry restrictions.

Japan launches tourism promotion campaign in Vietnam

The Japan National Tourism Organisation on November 15 launched a campaign to promote Japanese tourism in Vietnam, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties (1973-2023).

JICA disburses 75 mln in ODA for Vietnam in a year: Official

The Japan International Cooperation Agency Vietnam has disbursed some 10.8 billion JPY ($75 million) worth of ODA in Vietnam between April 2021 and March 2022, according to Chief Representative Shimizu Akira.

Vietnam ranks first in foreign arrivals to Japan

Vietnam ranked first in terms of the number of foreign visitors to Japan in the first eight months of 2022, with over 160,000 arrivals, according to the Japanese National Travel Organisation (JNTO) Representative Office in Vietnam.

Japanese film festival back to Vietnam

A Japanese film festival is set to be held across Vietnam between October 21 and November 27, announced the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam.

Vietnamese citizens now tour Japan without travel restrictions

After almost three years of disruption Japan is fully reopening its borders to foreign tourists and other arrivals as of October 11, providing a chance for many international travelers, including those from Vietnam.

New Vietnam-Japan cooperation era: Japanese Vice Minister of Defense

“Let's make 2023 the year that marks the beginning of a new era for both Japan and Vietnam," said Japanese Vice Minister of Defense Yasuhide Nakayama in a talk with VietNamNet.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc attends state funeral of late Japanese Prime Minister

Politburo member and President Nguyen Xuan Phuc led the Vietnamese delegation to attend the state funeral of late Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo in Tokyo on September 27.

President meets foreign leaders attending state funeral of late Japanese PM

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc held bilateral meetings with some foreign leaders attending the state funeral of late Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo in Tokyo on September 27.

Da Nang to host Japanese anime and cosplay festival

A Japanese festival is set to get underway in the central city of Da Nang between September 23 and September 25, with the cultural event featuring cosplay, anime, manga, as well as music and dance activities.

IT engineer makes bespoke shoes in Japan

Though Trung is very busy as an IT engineer, he still spends time on his passion – making shoes. It takes six months on average to make a pair of shoes.

Better job opportunities for workers returning from Japan needed

Nguyen Tien Thanh has returned to his hometown in the central province of Nghe An for three years after working in Japan. The 34-year-old man is working as a construction worker after failing to find a better job in a Japanese firm in the area.

Vietnamese ST25 rice used in Japanese Cabinet Office lunch

For the first time, Vietnam's ST25 rice has been used to process dishes on the menu of the Japanese Cabinet Office, Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan has said at the recent government meeting.