Conference promotes Vietnam-Japan trade, partnership hinh anh 1Representatives of Vietnamese and Japanese businesses at the conference. (Photo: VNA)
Tokyo (VNA) – A Vietnam-Japan trade promotion conference took place in Maebashi city, capital of Japan's Gunma prefecture, on December 3, gathering nearly 60 firms from both nations.

Addressing the event, Ryu Yamamoto, mayor of the city, pledged favourable conditions for Vietnamese firms investing and doing business in Maebashi.

Ta Duc Minh, Vietnamese Trade Counsellor in Japan Ta Duc Minh affirmed Japan is one of the most important economic partners of Vietnam, and hoped that through this conference, Vietnamese and Japanese businesses will find suitable partners.

Talking to Vietnam News Agency correspondents on the sidelines of the event, Ken Ishida, director of Gunma-based Ribeto Shoji Co. Ltd, emphasised that this is a golden time for enterprises of Vietnam and Japan to exchange and connect because the countries’ relationship is developing very well.

Spanning nearly 312 km2 and having a population of about 340,000, Maebashi houses some 1,200 Vietnamese, also its largest expat community.

On the same day in the prefecture, the Vietnam Business Association in Japan (VJBA) held a conference to review its activities in 2022 and discuss new orientations for 2023.

VJBA Chairman Vu Hoang Duc said the association’s important missions in 2023 are to build a strong Vietnamese business community in Japan and to bring a lot of value to enterprises of both countries.

The VJBA plans to organise a delegation to participate in a business seminar in Phu Quoc island of Vietnam; attend an agricultural and food technology exhibition in Tokyo; work with trade promotion organisations; and organise business linking Vietnamese firms with their Japanese peers from Gunma, Fukuoka and Osaka, among others./.