Senior Japanese officials have called for stronger economic partnership with Vietnam, delivering hope to work together in developing sea-based economy, among other fields.

They made the call at working sessions with head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Vuong Dinh Hue who is currently on Japan visit from August 5.

He held working sessions with Vice President of the Liberal Democratic Party Masahiko Komura; Chairman of the Lower House Budget Committee Toshihiro Nikai; special economic policy advisor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Etsuro Honda; chief of the Financial Services Agency’s Supervisory Bureau Kiyoshi Hosomizo; Deputy Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yoshihiko Isozaki; and President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency Akihiko Tanaka, among others.

The Japanese side expressed hope to promote bilateral tie-ups across agro-forestry-fisheries, automobile manufacturing, finance - banking, industry and trade, possibly via the training of Vietnamese technical graduates in Japan and encouragement of Japanese investment outflows.

They called for the realisation of the Vietnam – Japan joint statement signed by President Truong Tan Sang and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and other agreements between relevant agencies.

Hue’s visit, till August 10, is to strengthen Vietnam – Japan comprehensive strategic partnership and learn about Abenomics economic model, its monetary, fiscal and economic growth policy.

During field trips to Kanagawa and Fukuoka prefectures, the Vietnamese delegation toured Nissan Motor, Sumimoto and Sozitzu companies.

Kanagawa is among six prefectures designated as a broad strategic special zone, as part of Shinzo Abe's growth strategy designed to invigorate private-sector investment - the "third arrow" of his "Abenomics" policies.

Its economy is now worth over 300 billion USD while Fukuoka generates more than 160 billion USD in annual economic value.-VNA