Vietnamese intellectuals in Japan contribute to homeland’s development hinh anh 1At the press conference (Source: VNA)

Tokyo (VNA) – A forum featuring Vietnamese intellectuals in Japan will be held in Tokyo on November 16 with the theme “Make in Vietnam – Opportunities and Challenges”.

The event will be jointly organised by the Vietnamese Academic Network in Japan (VANJ), the Vietnamese Professionals in Japan (VPJ) and the Vietnamese Youth and Student Association in Japan under the auspices of the Vietnamese Embassy in the country.

As the first event of its kind in Japan, the forum aims to connect and create a venue for Vietnamese intellectuals in the country to discuss problems facing Vietnam in implementing the “Make in Vietnam” strategy.

Speaking at a press conference, Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam spoke highly of the initiative for holding the forum, stressing that there are numerous excellent intellectuals in the Vietnamese community in Japan and their coordination with agencies in the homeland will create greater collective strength for Vietnam’s development.

Participants will focus their discussion on issues related to technology, urban planning, environmental protection and human resources development, thus pointing out opportunities and challenges in the “Make in Vietnam” strategy.

According to the Japanese Ministry of Justice, about 350,000 Vietnamese expats are living, studying and working in Japan, with more than half of them scientists, researchers in universities and institutes and experts at Japan’s leading firms, as well as entrepreneurs in various fields.

Recently, many independent organisations like VANJ, VPJ and VYSA have been established, requiring a joint forum to enhance connection, thus giving measures for developing the Vietnamese community in Japan, and contributing to the homeland’s development.-VNA