Vietnamese software firms consider Japan as the major market

The Japanese software market is really attractive in the eyes of Vietnamese software outsourcing firms. Up to 80 percent of Vietnamese firms consider Japan as the core market.

Can Vietnam contain inflation and achieve development goals?

Kenichi Ohno, an economic expert from Japan, proposed a number of measures, including developing practical industrial and financial policies, to deal with inflation and maintain growth rate. However, this remains a challenge for Vietnam, which was still considered as a low middle income country in 2008, despite having abundant human resources and holding a strategic position in the region.

Investors from Japan seek opportunities

JETRO plans to hold a trade fair in Ha Noi from September 15 to 17. “Japanese companies always require high-quality products from partners. If Vietnamese companies meet Japanese standards, they will also meet the strict requirements of other countries in the world.”

SGP cooperates with Japanese investors

Under the agreement, Japan’s Daio Paper Company (Daio) and BridgeHead Investment Fund under the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) will hold a 38 percent stake in SGP and have roadmaps to continue investment in the company.

Japanese textile businesses select Vietnam

The Ministry of Industry and Trade reported that Vietnam’s garment and textile exports to Japan fetched $1.2 billion, making up 11 per cent of the nation’s total in 2010. At present, Japan is Vietnam’s third largest garment and textile importer, after the US and the European Union (EU).

Exports to Japan remain strong

Contrary to initial forecasts that Viet Nam's exports to Japan have dropped sharply after the latter was hit by an earthquake and tsunami, Vietnamese companies, especially seafood exporters, are very busy completing contracts to export to Japan, according to Ly Van Thuan, general secretary of the Ca Mau Province's Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors. Orders from Japanese partners to import Vietnamese commodities, including food, rose sharply in recent days, with prices still at high levels, Thuan said.

Vietnam Airlines present VND800 mil to Japan

The Director of Vietnam Airlines’ branch in Japan, Nguyen Minh Hai, sent condolences to victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami and expressed hope that they would soon overcome difficulties and stabilise their lives.

VN comes out on top at chip design contest in Japan

Initiated in 1997, the international LSI contest is held annually for graduates and postgraduates from universities and colleges in the Asia Pacific region, aiming to foster talent in chip design.

Opportunity to boost seafood exports to Japan

General Secretary of the Ca Mau Association of Seafood Processors and Exporters Ly Van Thuan said contrary to a forecast that seafood exports to the Japanese market will face difficulties due to earthquake and tsunami impacts, the number of orders to export seafood to Japan have skyrocketed in recent days, especially frozen shrimp and fillet tra fish products.

Japan-styled Zen resort makes debut

The Thang Long Xanh Investment Company, an affiliate of Archi Group launched Zen Resort project, a Japan-styled resort complex in Hanoi on March 5.

Advertising Vietnam’s agricultural products in Japan

A delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), led by Deputy Minister Ho Xuan Hung, had a working visit to Japan from March 1-4.

VN, Japan cooperate in core technology development

At the signing ceremony, Minister of Information and Communications Le Doan Hop said that Vietnam is carrying out synchronous measures to implement a project to turn Vietnam into a strong nation in information technology-communications. The project aims to develop IT production, including software, digital content and hardware, said the minister, adding that the signing of the MoU is a move to implement the task.

Decree to boost investment in support industries

The National Investment Promotion Programme this year would focus on attracting investment in support industries and in private-public partnership projects in infrastructure, Nguyen Thi Bich Van, deputy head of the Foreign Investment Agency, said. It would particularly turn to investors with expertise in these areas, especially from Japan and South Korea, she said.

Japan to support Hanoi project to improve traffic system

According to the signed agreement, Jica will send its experts to join and train for the Hanoi’s managers in Japan and in other countries.

Labour export market shows positive signs

The Air Service and Trading Joint Stock Company (Airseco) has just signed a contract to provide 100 ground keepers for golf courses in Japan over the next three years, according to General Director Nguyen Xuan Vui. The workers are scheduled to be sent to Japan by the end of the first quarter this year. They will receive a monthly salary of between 36-40 million dong (US$1,800-2,000) in the first year. The salary will be adjusted over the next two years.

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