Japanese firms seek investment opportunities in Vietnam hinh anh 1At the Vietnam-Japan Investment Cooperation Forum in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo: VNA)

Tokyo (VNA) - The Vietnam-Japan Investment Cooperation Forum was held on September 15 in Yokohama by Kanagawa Prefecture in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Embassy of Vietnam in Japan.

The event saw the participation of delegates from nearly 200 Japanese enterprises and more than 40 enterprises in Vietnam’s provinces of Dak Lak, Ha Nam, Hung Yen and Hau Giang.

Speaking at the forum, Governor of Kanagawa Prefecture Kuroiwa Yuji spoke highly of Vietnam's investment environment with its abundant labour force, maintaining a high economic growth rate of over 6 percent, and its favourable policies, as well as improved administrative procedures.

Governor Kuroiwa Yuji expressed his hope through the forum that Japanese businesses will continue to invest more in Vietnam.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Nguyen Quoc Cuong said that the friendship Vietnam and Japan is the cornerstone of economic cooperation between the two countries, he added that Vietnam is becoming one of the most attractive investment destinations for Japanese businesses.

He thanked the Kanagawa Prefecture for organising the forum while praising the efforts of Governor Kuroiwa Yuji in contributing to better bilateral relations.

Representatives from the provinces of Dak Lak, Ha Nam, Hung Yen and Hau Giang introduced their strengths, potential and incentives to Japanese enterprises. The presentation attracted the attention of many Japanese businesses.

Kanagawa has a population of about 9 million, second only in Japan after Tokyo, with GDP of more than 300 billion USD. It is also one of Japan's most invested provinces by Vietnam. The province has its own industrial park in Hung Yen.-VNA