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Hanoi (VNA) – Japan’s experience in land management was introduced at a workshop held in Hanoi on December 8 within the framework of the “initiative and research on Japan-ASEAN strategic policy on land management institution” programme.

According to Masahito Hatoyama, deputy head of the Land Economy and Construction Industries under Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, land policy in Japan has focused on the planning of cities, farming and forestry land, and parks, and natural disaster response.

Prof. Shigeru Morichi from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, said the national land use planning should take account of changes impacting on land management  and challenges to the work.  

To ensure safe and sustainable land use, it is necessary to put forth basic land use guidelines, he added.

Participants at the workshop also heard a report on outcomes of research studies comparing land policies of Vietnam and Japan.-VNA