Vietnamese students in Japan (Source: VNA)
Tokyo (VNA) – Vietnamese students in Japan had a chance to learn about the personnel demands of Japanese enterprises at a job connection programme recently held in Japan’s Saitama prefecture.

The event forms part of a bigger cooperation programme between the Vietnamese Embassy and Saitama prefecture, Tokyo’s neighbour to the north.

It was attended by over 80 Vietnamese students in Japan and nine companies in Saitama with most of them running businesses in Vietnam.

Saitama Governor Kiyoshi Ueda said over 99 percent of enterprises in the province are small- and medium-sized, and they are seeking to access Southeast Asian markets, including Vietnam.

Vietnam is the very first country these firms think of when they intend to invest overseas, he said, describing on-the-spot human resources as the major hindrance facing Japanese businesses, he noted.

Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Cuong said Vietnam has the largest number of students in Japan compared with other Southeast Asian nations, with nearly 50,000.

He noted his hope that a database on overseas Vietnamese students in Japan will be set up to better manage and help them get jobs in the host country.-VNA