Tag - vietnam-japan-relations



Containers transporting coal at a dock in Cam Pha, Vietnam. Enthusiasm for Vietnam’s renewables boom is dampened by factors such as its underdeveloped electricity grid and patchy regulatory framework, while the country’s major source of electricity remains coal.
Mar 25, 2024
With Japan’s help, is Vietnam headed for a flawed energy transition?
The climate-vulnerable nation is looking to renewables, but also questionable solutions promoted by Tokyo, for its energy needs.
Japanese police have arrested four Vietnamese people for allegedly stealing more than 5,000 items from Uniqlo and other clothing shops in Japan.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 7, 2024
Four Vietnamese arrested for repeated shoplifting at Uniqlo
The group is believed to have stolen 5,237 items, with estimated losses totaling around ¥20 million.
Daisuke Hironaka, deputy head of Ikuno Komorebi Hoikuen, teaches Japanese to children at the day care in Osaka's Ikuno Ward.
COMMUNITY / Issues / The Foreign Element
Jan 22, 2024
An Osaka nursery is going the extra mile to stop Vietnamese kids falling behind
Getting children new to the country familiar with the Japanese language before heading to elementary school is crucial.
Vietnamese President Vo Van Thuong and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrive for a document exchange ceremony and joint news conference after their meeting in Tokyo on Monday.
Nov 28, 2023
With eye on China, Japan and Vietnam take ties to ‘new heights’
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Vietnamese President Vo Van Thuong agreed to elevate the relationship to a “comprehensive strategic partnership.”
Vietnamese President Vo Van Thuong and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida applaud during a news conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on Monday.
Nov 27, 2023
Japan and Vietnam agree to deepen security cooperation
The two sides agreed to start discussions about the application of a Japanese program offering defense equipment to like-minded countries.
Vietnam's President Vo Van Thuong speaks at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in San Francisco on Nov. 16.
Nov 23, 2023
Vietnam president to visit Japan as countries discuss stronger ties
Closer ties would confirm Vietnam's increasingly strategic role as an important link in global supply chains.
Japan Times
Jan 14, 2023
Vietnam requests aid from Japan for mega-railway and refinery projects
Hanoi is studying the possibility to build the 1,545-kilometer (960-mile) railway with a possible price tag of up to $64.8 billion.
Japan Times
May 27, 2022
Japan and Thailand oppose bid to change status quo by force in Ukraine
The talks came as Japan and the U.S. adopt a more confrontational stance toward China, represented by the recent summit of 'the Quad' alliance.
Japan Times
Nov 25, 2021
Leaders of Japan and Vietnam share 'serious concerns' over South China Sea
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Minh Chinh, agreed in a meeting on the importance of upholding an international order that is based on law.
Japan Times
Nov 23, 2021
Japan and Vietnam defense chiefs oppose bids to change status quo
Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi and his Vietnamese counterpart General Phan Van Giang discussed recent developments in the South and East China seas.
Japan Times
Sep 15, 2021
Japan and Vietnam affirm cooperation after North Korea fires missiles
The two leaders agreed that Japan and Vietnam will continue to work closely on security issues.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 12, 2021
Japan inks deal to export defense assets to Vietnam amid concerns over China
The accord was inked in Hanoi during Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi's first trip overseas after assuming the post last year.
Japan Times
Jun 5, 2021
Japan preparing to provide COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam
Upper House lawmaker Masahisa Sato, who heads the ruling party's Foreign Affairs Division, said on a television program that the government has started making arrangements with Vietnam.
Japan Times
Jan 8, 2021
Tokyo remittance firm helped stranded Vietnamese amid pandemic
Yuichiro Kimoto, president of Unidos Co., sent food to Vietnamese people in need and shouldered the rent for a shelter for people from Vietnam who lost their homes in Japan.
Japan Times
Nov 9, 2020
Vietnamese trainee nurses arrive in Japan after coronavirus delay
Negotiations are taking place with Indonesia and the Philippines to expedite the arrival of candidate health workers from those nations, too.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 19, 2020
Suga and Vietnamese PM meet, with focus on economic and defense cooperation
Suga said the countries had agreed in principle on a military pact that would enable Japan to export defense equipment and technology to Vietnam.
Japan Times
Oct 14, 2020
Japan to sign agreement allowing arms exports to Vietnam, report says
The deal, likely to be inked during Suga's trip to the region next week, would bolster the defense capabilities of Indo-Pacific nations to counter Chinese maritime moves.
Japan Times
Aug 11, 2020
Japan and Vietnam ink first maritime patrol ship deal as South China Sea row heats up
Tokyo signed a u00a536.6 billion loan agreement with Hanoi for six new Japanese-made vessels in a boost to its maritime law enforcement capabilities in disputed waters.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 7, 2020
Japan and Vietnam vow to uphold rule of law in South China Sea as top diplomats meet
Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and his Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Binh Minh, on Monday underscored the importance of maintaining freedom of navigation and the rule of law in the South China Sea, taking aim at China's militarization of outposts in disputed areas of the sea.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 2, 2019
Japan and Vietnam to bolster monitoring of labor conditions
Japan and Vietnam have agreed to tighten up the monitoring of labor conditions for Vietnamese as Tokyo opens the door to more foreign workers.


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