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Japan wants to study second phase of Long Thanh airport project

The Japanese Embassy has proposed the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) allow Japan to conduct research and draw up a pre-feasibility study for the second phase of the Long Thanh international airport project, said a representative of ACV.

Vietnam ranks second in number of students in Japan

Vietnam has the second largest number of students in Japan, according to the latest statistics from the Japan Student Services Organisation (JASSO).

Man arrested in connection with death of Vietnamese student in Japan

A man wanted in connection with the death of a Vietnamese student in Osaka, Japan was arrested by Japanese police on Thursday, the Vietnam News Agency reported in Tokyo.


Japanese minister stresses importance of navigation freedom in East Sea

Foreign ministers of ASEAN countries and Japan agreed on the importance of freedom of navigation in the East Sea (internationally known as South China Sea) during their virtual meeting on August 3.

Japanese police identify Vietnamese man killed in Osaka

The police in Japan’s Osaka prefecture on August 3 confirmed the identity of a young Vietnamese man who was killed in the prefecture a day earlier.

Vietnam co-chairs ASEAN-Japan Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son, as the coordinator of ASEAN-Japan relations, co-chaired the ASEAN-Japan Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held via videoconference on August 3 together with his Japanese counterpart Motegi Toshimitsu.

Ground forces of Vietnam, Japan bolster cooperation

Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Van Nghia had virtual talks with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s Chief of Staff Gen. Yoshida Yoshihide on July 7.

More Japanese donated COVID-19 vaccine due to arrive in July

The Japanese government has decided to donate an additional one million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Vietnam and the consignment is due to arrive in July, said the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Japan set to donate additional one million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The Japanese Government is set to grant a further one million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Vietnam to combat the pandemic, as announced on June 25 by Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu.

Batch of COVID-19 vaccine donated by Japan arrives in Vietnam

Nearly one million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines donated by the Japanese Government arrived at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on late June 16.

Japan donates 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Vietnam

Japan has donated a batch of one million AstraZeneca vaccine doses to Vietnam. The shipment of the vaccines made in Japan is expected to leave on Wednesday and arrive in Vietnam the same day.

Vietnam, Japan to augment military medicine cooperation in COVID-19 combat

Minister of National Defence Sen. Lt. Gen. Phan Van Giang talked via videoconference with his Japanese counterpart Kishi Nobuo on June 3, agreeing to further intensify cooperation in military medicine to combat COVID-19 and other disease outbreaks.

Japan to tighten border control for visitors from Vietnam, Malaysia

Japan plans to tighten its border control over travellers from Vietnam and Malaysia to prevent the spread of more contagious variants of the novel coronavirus.

Hidden world of Japanese maikos revealed through photo collection

A photo collection depicting Japan’s apprentice geishas, known as a maiko, is on display in Hanoi at the Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam.


Dang Van Lam optimistic about life at Cerezo Osaka despite language barrier

Vietnam national team goalkeeper Dang Van Lam has admitted to struggling so far at Cerezo Osaka but remains positive about his journey in the J1 League this season.

Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun conferred upon Vietnamese scientist

The Japanese Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City on May 10 announced the Japanese Government’s decision to bestow the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon upon Vietnamese Professor Vo Tong Xuan.

Japan, France concerned about China’s actions in East Sea

Japan’s Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on May 5 voiced grave concerns over China’s unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East China Sea and the East Sea, during a meeting of the G7 foreign ministers in London, the UK.

Foreign Ministers of Vietnam, Japan seek to promote extensive strategic partnership

Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son held a phone talk with his Japanese counterpart Motegi Toshimitsu on April 27, 

Tokyo prosecutors: No 'appeal' for Vietnamese girl murder case

Tokyo prosecutors have decided not to ask the supreme court to review a case involving a 9-year-old Vietnamese girl, who was killed in Chiba prefecture in 2017.

Japan expresses concerns over China’s action in East Sea

Japan is deeply concerned about China’s repeated incursion into the East Sea and Japanese-administered Senkaku islands in the East China Sea,