At the exchange between 17 firms from the Japanese region of Kyushu and Vietnamese students (Photo:VNA)

Tokyo (VNA) – An exchange between 17 firms from the Japanese region of Kyushu and Vietnamese students in five local universities took place in Fukuoka prefecture on April 14.

Students are from Kyushu University, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, the Japan University of Economics, the Kyushu Institute of Information Sciences and Kyushu Industrial University.

The event, the second of its kind, enabled students to learn about job opportunities while affording Kyushu firms a chance to recruit qualified students.

This year, the number of participating firms rose three-fold, namely Kyushu Electric Power, AEON Kyushu, Kyushu Engineering and Okura hotel. Meanwhile, the number of students at the event also doubled.

The exchange was an annual activity of the Kyushu – Vietnam Friendship Association to introduce companies in Kyushu and upcoming projects in Vietnam, as well as attract more Vietnamese students to local firms after graduation.

The event was co-hosted by the Kyushu – Vietnam Friendship Association, the Vietnamese Consulate General in Fukuoka, the prefecture administration and the Kyushu Economic Federation.-VNA