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Vietnamese-Japanese rock band releases debut album

Vietnamese rock band KURROCK, based in Japan, is set to release their highly-anticipated debut album titled KURROCK: VƯỢT on June 30, following the success of their tour in VN during 2022-2023.

Vietnamese workers in Japan leave as yen depreciates

Many Vietnamese guest workers in Japan have decided to leave the country as the yen’s recent depreciation has badly affected their lives.

Vietnam-Japan’s Wakayama prefecture flights to be launched next month

Flights between Nanki Shirahama airport in Japan’s southeastern prefecture of Wakayama and Hanoi and Da Nang city of Vietnam are expected to be launched next month, Wakayama’s authorities said on June 13.

Vietnam Festival 2023 kicks off in Japan

The Vietnam Festival 2023 with the theme of "Hope" opened at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo on June 3.

Japanese policeman moves to Vietnam to seek happiness

Kaneya Manabu, 42, has been living in Vietnam for seven years. He decided to come to Vietnam after 35 years of living and working in Japan.

Vietnam Festival in Tokyo to feature vibrant activities

The Vietnam Festival 2023 scheduled to take place on June 3-4 at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo, Japan, is set to involve a wide range of activities to excite crowds.

Japanese dolls go on display in Da Nang

An exhibition of Japanese dolls celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Vietnam will open at the central city’s Fine Arts Museum on May 30.

Vietnam, Japan ink ODA deals worth US$442 million

Vietnam and Japan on May 21 signed three agreements worth 61 billion yen (US$442 million) to finance official development assistance (ODA) projects in Vietnam.

Vietnam Festival in Japan to be held in June

The Vietnam Festival in Japan 2023, the largest-ever of its kind, will be held at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo on June 3 and 4, the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan told a press conference on May 15.

Japan emerges as largest consumer of Vietnamese seafood

Japan has outpaced the US to become the largest consumer of Vietnamese seafood, although the export of these products to this market decreased by 11% to over US$310 million in the first quarter of 2023.

Vietnam Festival in Japan underway

The Vietnam Festival in Japan, themed “Hope”, opened at Ikebukuro park, Tokyo, on April 8, starting a series of exchanges on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.

Four Japanese banks to provide US$300 million for Vietnamese renewable energy

Four Japanese banks are set to co-finance a total of US$300 million to provide credit lines to power producers using renewable energy in the nation as part of efforts to help the growing country in its decarbonising process.

Vietnam tourism promoted in Japan

A workshop on Vietnamese tourism and carriers, co-hosted by Vietnam Airlines and travel operator Thien Minh Group (TMG), took place in Tokyo on March 24, gathering 80 travel companies and airlines from both nations.

Japan becomes largest consumer of Vietnamese crab

Vietnam’s export of crab and other crustaceans to Japan generated US$8.1 million during the first two months of the year, up 128% compared to the same period last year, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

Vietnam attracting Japanese investments to new areas

Vietnam is striving to lure more Japanese investments to digital transformation and green growth, as recommended in the Vietnam-Japan Joint Initiative (VJI).

Japanese man gives his love to Ha Giang

For the past 21 years, each month a Japanese man spends some two weeks in Lo Lo Chai, a remote village in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, becoming a familiar friend to many members of the Lo Lo ethnic minority group.

Number of Vietnamese tourists to Japan hits record high

The Japan National Tourism Organisation in Vietnam (JNTO) said on March 15 that the number of Vietnamese travelers visiting Japan hit a record high of 55,800 in February, far exceeding the figure recorded in the pre-pandemic period.

Japanese rehab technician volunteers to help Vietnamese patients

Kawamura Hiroaki, a Japanese rehabilitation technician at Quang Tri General Hospital in Quang Tri Province, helped an old patient prepare for her physical therapy practice.

Japan becomes largest ODA donor for Vietnam

After 30 years Japan has become Vietnam’s biggest ODA donor, with more than JPY2.7 trillion, approximately US$20 billion, in loans, nearly JPY100 billion in grant aid, and roughly JPY180 billion in support for technical cooperation.

Japan grants 1.38 million USD for nine projects in Vietnam

The Japanese Government on March 10 announced a grant of 1.38 million USD as non-refundable aid for nine projects in Vietnam.