Association of Vietnamese in Japan holds congress hinh anh 1New president of the association Tran Ngoc Phuc at the congress(Photo: VNA)
Tokyo (VNA) – The congress of the Association of Vietnamese in Japan took place at the Embassy of Vietnam in Tokyo on May 28, attracting representatives from Vietnamese societies in the host country, from students to businessmen.

During the event, participants recommended the association to ramp up practical activities for the benefits of Vietnamese people in Japan and increase support for newcomers from Vietnam, particularly students.

A website should be developed to help Vietnamese update information and expand their network across Japan.

Speaking at the congress, Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Nguyen Quoc Cuong spoke highly of the rapid development of the Vietnamese community here, contributing to the two countries’ friendship and economic growth.

Cuong affirmed his respect to the independent operation of the Association of Vietnamese in Japan, saying he is willing to support its community-based activities.

The congress elected Tran Ngoc Phuc as the association’s new president while Nguyen Binh Khiem as the secretary general.

It was estimated that Japan hosted nearly 200,000 Vietnamese people by the end of 2016, becoming the fourth largest foreigner community in the country, after China, the Republic of Korea, and the Philippines.

Vietnam came second in the number of students studying in Japan after China with more than 62,400 people.-VNA