Closer Vietnam-Japan defence ties enhance mutual trust

Defense ties between Vietnam and Japan are growing comprehensively with a range of cooperative mechanisms, said Deputy Defense Minister, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh. In an interview with Voice of Vietnam (VOV) on the Vietnam-Japan defense policy dialogue in Tokyo on November 29, Mr Vinh said that the two sides successfully established mutual trust after three rounds of defense dialo

Vietnam, Japan speed up multi-dimensional ties

President Tran Dai Quang and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed that the two countries’ relationship has grown robustly across the board and it should be further expanded. They made the remarks at their talks on the sidelines of the 24th Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Lima, Peru’s capital city, on November 20.  The leaders expressed their pleasure that the formation of th

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh writes about contributions of Viet Nam to ASEAN Community

Vietnam has greatly contributed to the successes of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) since it joined the 10-nation group two decades ago, said Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. In a recent article, the official reviewed the nearly half decade of development of ASEAN following the issuance of the Bangkok Declaration in 1967, which promoted cooperation an

PM calls for Japanese prefecture’s more investment in Vietnam

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with Governor of Japan’s Mie prefecture Eikei Suzuki on November 14, saying he wants Mie to invest in the industries it has advantages in such as cargo machinery, electronics and chemical production in Vietnam.   Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) meets with Governor of Japan’s Mie prefecture Eikei Suzuki on November 14  At the meeting in Hanoi, PM Phuc noted t

Vietnam ratifies Paris climate change agreement

A farmer burns his dried-up rice on a paddy field stricken by drought in Soc Trang province in Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Photo by Reuters/Kham Hanoi, November 03, 2016, the Viet Nam Government has ratified the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Paris Agreement) Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, on October 31, 2016, signed Resolution No.

PM Phuc hosts Japanese diplomat

  Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc praised the role played by envoy of the Japan Embassy Katsuro Nagai in promoting Vietnam – Japan cooperation at a reception in Hanoi on November 5.     Over recent years, Vietnam-Japan relations have grown steadily along with extensive and substantive cooperation across a major variety of fields and increasingly strengthened political trust, thus providing a firm

Festival brings Vietnam closer to Japan

Multiple activities such as water puppetry and Ao Dai (traditional long dress) performances within the ongoing “Vietnam Festa” in Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture are expected to help Japanese people understand more about the land and people of Vietnam. This is the biggest Vietnamese festival in Japan jointly held by the Vietnamese Embassy and Kanagawa prefecture. In his opening remarks on October 29,

Japan seen as one of Vietnam's top important partners

Vietnam considers Japan to be one of its most important partners, President Tran Dai Quang told Shui Chi Abe, the Governor of Japan’s Nagono prefecture at an October 24 meeting in Hanoi. In his remarks, President Auang also said Vietnam cares about expanding its relations with localities in Japan, including Nagono.  He called on Japanese investors to do more business in Vietnam, especially in man


   The second Vietnam festival in Kanagawa is scheduled for October 28-30 in Yokohama city. The event marks the development of cultural exchange between the two countries, which has been expanded to not only Tokyo but also other localities in Japan.

Vietnamese culture promoted in Japan

A cultural program called “Beautiful Vietnam” was organized in Japan on October 8 to promote the Vietnamese nation, its people, and landscapes. In his address, Vietnam Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Cuong reviewed Vietnam’s ups and downs in the history and spotlighted its achievements in all fields over the years. The diplomat said he hopes through the diplomatic and cultural program Japanese peop

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