National Mar 17, 2014

Emperor greets Vietnamese president ahead of bilateral talks

Emperor Akihito greeted Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang with a welcoming message in a meeting Monday at the Imperial Palace, the Imperial Household Agency said. The Emperor told the Vietnamese president and his wife, Mai Thi Hanh, who are on a four-day state visit to ...

National Sep 17, 2013

Vietnam agrees to boost ocean cooperation

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and his Vietnamese counterpart, Phung Quang Thanh, have agreed to boost cooperation in maritime security amid concern over China's growing naval activities, Japanese officials said. During talks Monday in Hanoi, Onodera was quoted by the officials as telling Thanh that the ...