Tourism forum links VN, Japan
VietNamNet Bridge – As many as 80 Vietnamese and 100 Japanese companies took part in an investment and tourism promotion seminar held by the Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam in Japan last Saturday.
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The event, held in cooperation with Viet Nam Embassy in Japan, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Nghe An Province and authorities of Japan's Gifu Prefecture, offered an opportunity for Vietnamese companies to popularise images, culture and tourist potential of Viet Nam to Japanese tour operators and customers in Japan's central provinces to accelerate tourism between the two countries.
Viet Nam's representatives spoke about the investment environment and provided updates on new regulations and incentive policies in an effort to draw investment from Japan.
Participants met to explore cooperation in the areas of tourism, agriculture, vocational training, trade and investment.
The current status, outlook and potential for growth of tourism and investment between Gifu and the central province of Viet Nam were included in the discussion.
The recently approved Trans Pacific Partnership agreement is opening up an important opportunity for development cooperation between its two members, Viet Nam and Japan.
Japan is strong in engineering manufacturing, new and high technologies and industrialisation and modernisation of agriculture.
Viet Nam has advantages in textile and garments, leather and footwear, seafood, furniture and handicrafts.
Hajime Furuta, Governor of Gifu Prefecture, said the TPP would have major economic impact in industrial production, including speeding up international cooperation among small- and medium-sized enterprises, creating new manufacturing fields, and helping to improve productivity.