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Why Japanese PM chose Vietnam as the first destination

Vietnam is the top destination for Japanese investment and among the Southeast Asian markets that Tokyo wants Japanese companies to invest in.

VN, Japan agree on quarantine-free procedures for short-term entries

Vietnam and Japan have mutually agreed to implement an expedited arrival procedure which will allow certain groups from one country to enter another without undergoing mandatory 14-day quarantine on short-term visits.

Vietnam considers Japan a leading, long-term partner: top leader

Vietnam always regards Japan as a leading and long-term strategic partner with a high level of trust, Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong told visiting Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide on October 19.

Japanese Deputy FM expresses concerns over recent developments in East Sea

Deputy Foreign Minister and head of SOM ASEAN of Viet Nam Nguyen Quoc Dung and Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Takeo Mori co-chaired the 35th ASEAN-Japan Forum, which was held virtually on October 14.

PM Phuc invites Japanese counterpart to visit Vietnam soon

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc invited his Japanese counterpart Suga Yoshihide to visit Vietnam at a convenient time during their phone talks on October 12.

New Japanese PM mulls first overseas trip to Vietnam

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is planning to visit Vietnam and Indonesia around mid-October in his first official overseas trip since taking office earlier this month, Kyodo News cited government sources as reporting on September 30.

Falling in with local consumption habits

Ten years after the Vietnam-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement entered into force in 2009, with import tariffs removed already, 

Body of missing Vietnamese trainee in Japan found

Japanese search and rescue forces have found the body of a Vietnamese trainee who went missing in a mudslide triggered by Typhoon Haishen, the Vietnamese Consulate General in Fukuoka said on September 18.

Best-selling Vietnamese teen novel reaches young Japanese

“Ticket to Childhood”, a novel from Nguyen Nhat Anh renowned among Vietnamese teenagers, has recently been introduced to young Japanese readers.

Young Vietnamese man saves drowning woman, receives certificate of merit in Japan

Vu Duc Huynh, a 21-year old Vietnamese man, has been awarded a certificate of merit from the Fukuoka Fire and Rescue Department in Japan for his brave action of rescuing a drowning woman.

AMM 53: Japanese Ambassador to ASEAN praises the lead of Vietnam

The most important outcome of the of the 53rd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM 53) is the commendable chairmanship of Vietnam and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

Vietnam – Japan ties unchanged: AJC Secretary General

No matter who will succeed Abe Shinzo to become Japanese Prime Minister, the relations between Japan and Vietnam will not change, said Secretary General of the ASEAN-Japan Centre (AJC) Masataka Fujita.

Another best-selling children’s book by famous author translated into Japanese

One of the most successful books in Vietnam’s publishing history, “Cho Toi Xin Mot Ve Di Tuoi Tho” (A Ticket Back to Childhood, Please) by famous author Nguyen Nhat Anh, has hit shelves in Japan.

Authorities search for two Vietnamese apprentices missing in typhoon in Japan

The Vietnamese Consulate General in Fukouka has worked closely with Japanese authorities to promote the search for two Vietnamese apprentices who went missing after Super Typhoon Haishen swept through Kyushu Island.

Two Vietnamese interns in Japan go missing in Typhoon Haishen

Two Vietnamese interns have gone missing after Super Typhoon Haishen swept through Kyushu Island, southwest of Japan, on early September 7, the Vietnamese Consulate General in Fukuoka prefecture confirmed.

Popular Japanese ehon characters arrive in Hanoi

Young Vietnamese fans of Japanese ehon picture books are getting their hands on the latest releases at the Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam and Mogu Ehon.


Japan calls for peaceful settlement of East Sea issue

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on August 28 called on parties involved in the East Sea issue to pursue the peaceful settlement of conflicts based on international law.

Japan condemns actions that increase tensions in East Sea

Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on August 27 the country strongly opposed any behaviour that would increase tensions in the East Sea.

VN firms export products to Japan via retail channel

As demand is very weak now in the world market, Vietnam needs to respect every new opportunity to boost exports.

Japanese praise Vietnam's investment environment

Japanese businesses in Vietnam say the country is a safe and successful destination for investors.