Learners receive certificates at the closing ceremony (Source VJCC)

Hanoi (VNA) - Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Kunio Umeda has said Vietnam’s sustainable growth is important to Japan, a country sharing a number of strategic interests, regional stability, and prosperity.

He made the remark during the closing ceremony of Keieijuku, the senior business programme for Vietnamese entrepreneurs sponsored by the Japanese government, that took place in Hanoi on August 24.

The event, hosted by the Vietnam-Japan Institute for Human Resource Development (VJCC) under the Foreign Trade University (FTU), is part of activities to celebrate the 45th year of the Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties.

“Japan hopes to strengthen its connection with Vietnam and contribute to helping the country overcome any issues in sustainable development,” said the ambassador.

He expressed his hope that those Vietnamese business managers who completed the Keieijuku courses will reflect on them in their leadership roles.

Ambassador Kunio Umeda delivers speech at the event (Source VJCC)

Associate Prof. Bui Anh Tuan, President of the FTU, said the courses will help learners in leadership and managerial skills, contributing to national industrialisation and modernisation.

“The success of Keieijuku is a manifestation of the cooperation in training between the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the university,” he added.

Keieijuku is a 10-month course specifically designed for Vietnamese business managers, organised by the VJCC.

Its sessions focus on providing participants with the opportunity to learn and acquire practical knowledge and tools for effective and sustainable business administration.

Learners also have a chance to create links with Japanese enterprises during and after their time in Japan.

The knowledge provided is expected to help Vietnamese enterprises renovate and improve their business and production efficiency, gradually reaching towards Japanese standards.

Since the programme was first launched in 2009, over 400 learners have completed Keieijuku courses, forming a business community which Japanese enterprises are interested in when seeking potential economic partners, especially in the supporting industry. –VNA