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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.
Many Vietnamese guest workers in Japan have decided to leave the country as the yen’s recent depreciation has badly affected their lives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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 is striving to lure more Japanese investments to digital transformation and green growth, as recommended in the Vietnam-Japan Joint Initiative (VJI).
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.
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.
The Japanese Government on March 10 announced a grant of 1.38 million USD as non-refundable aid for nine projects in Vietnam.