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Vietnamese IT worker cooks up micro meals in Japan

Le Thanh Hieu would be just a regular IT worker in Japan were it not for finding fame cooking beautiful set meals that are barely the size of a human thumb.

Vietnamese fruits sell for sky-high prices in world market

2021 has been a fruitful year for Vietnam’s agriculture as many farm specialties have entered choosy markets.

Japan responds to Vietnam's international flights resumption plan in early 2022

Only Japan has officially agreed with Vietnam’s plan to resume regular international flights starting next year with four flights a week, the Civil Aviation Authority said on December 23.

Gov’t disapproves importing 37 old train carriages from Japan

Deputy PM Le Van Thanh disagreed with a proposal of the Vietnam Railway Corporation to import 37 used train carriages from Japan, echoing the Transport Ministry’s views on the issue, the Government Office announced. 

Multi-million-dollar tuna auctions to debut in Vietnam

Phu Yen will host several multi-million-dollar tuna auctions in the future following a memorandum of understanding it signed with Japan’s Kiyomura Corporation, said Phu Yen's Vice Chair Ho Thi Nguyen Thao.

Japanese investors venturing into Vietnam's renewable energy market

More Japanese investors are actively entering Vietnam's renewable energy market to satisfy increasing energy demand.

The Prime Minister's commitment to Japanese businesses

“Japanese enterprises can rest assured that they can invest in Vietnam for a long time, and if there is any problem that cannot be resolved, you can directly send letters to the Prime Minister,"

Japan’s investment in Vietnam soars 90%

Japanese investors poured approximately US$3.4 billion into Vietnam from January to October 2021, soaring 90% compared with the same period last year.

Vietnam seeks new-generation ODA from Japan

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh suggested Japan provide Vietnam with new-generation official development assistance with maximum incentives and the simplest procedures.

UNICEF and Japan launch project to enhance climate resilience in VN

The Embassy of Japan and UNICEF Vietnam has announced a four-year project to enhance resilience to disaster risk and climate change for children.


Japan, RoK, Taiwan welcome back Vietnamese guest workers

Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan (China) have announced their plans to resume the reception of Vietnamese labourers from November as many foreign labour markets have reopened after the COVID-19 pandemic is basically controlled.

Japanese painting collector receives Vietnamese FM’s certificate of merit

Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam has presented a certificate of merit from to Japanese collector Toyokichi Itoh and his wife for their contribution to promoting cultural exchange between the two countries.

Transport Ministry opposes import of 37 old train carriages from Japan

The Ministry of Transport has rejected a proposal of the Vietnam Railway Corporation (VNR) to import 37 train carriages manufactured from 1979 to 1982 from Japan, said Deputy Minister Nguyen Ngoc Dong.

JAXA: Launch of NanoDragon satellite suspended to November 9

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on November 6 announced the delay of the launch of its fifth Epsilon solid-fuel rocket that is expected to carry nine small satellites, including Vietnam’s NanoDragon.

Japanese Film Festival to be held online in Vietnam

Cinema lovers nationwide will be given the opportunity to view several Japanese movies wherever they are through the Japanese Film Festival (JFF) Online, with the event scheduled to get underway from November 15.

Japan’s free old train carriages and Vietnam's attitude

Before deciding to offer 37 used carriages to the Vietnam Railway Corporation (VNR), Japan had presented many old carriages to other countries.

Debate stirs about whether to receive decades-old train carriages donated by Japan

Some experts say Vietnam needs to say “thank you” to the 37 train carriages donated by Japan but reject the gift for the sake of the development of Vietnam’s railways.

Japanese film starring Vietnamese actor released

Come and Go, the Japanese film starring Vietnamese actor Lien Binh Phat, will be screened in theatres across Japan tomorrow.

Japan to offer Vietnam another 500,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses

Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu has announced the donation of an additional 500,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Vietnam, according to a statement issued recently by the Japanese Embassy in Hanoi.

Vietnam, Japan sign MoU on low-carbon growth

Vietnam and Japan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Joint Credit Mechanism - JCM at a ceremony held in both virtual and in-person forms on October 14.