During a reception in Hanoi yesterday, the PM expressed his delight at the fact that several Kanagawa firms have taken steps to do business in Vietnam, adding a recent survey by the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) indicated that most Japanese enterprises are interested in expanding their operations in Vietnam.
He asked for efforts to create a new Japanese investment wave in Vietnam towards turning Japan into the largest source of foreign direct investment in the country. The host hailed Kanagawa’s initiative to promote medical ties with Vietnam to improve healthcare for locals, and wished that the two sides would enhance collaboration in labour and tourism by receiving more Vietnamese trainees and boosting the two countries’ images.
Yuji, for his part, said he is accompanied by 17 local businesses during the visit. Via seminars and exchanges, two of them have decided to invest in Vietnam while four others expressed interest and readiness for ventures in the country. Four Vietnamese companies also plan to operate in the prefecture.
He informed his host that the delegation worked with the health ministry on nutrition in healthcare and improving longevity and life quality.
The guest expressed hope that the prefecture could work with Vietnam in healthcare and offer medicals tours.
He expected a list of Vietnamese information technology firms working in Japan to be announced soon, noting that Kanagawa prefecture commits to offering all possible support to them.