Addressing the office’s inaugural on July
13, Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Nguyen Quoc Cuong said besides the
FPT office, there are six other Vietnamese firms operating in the
prefecture, which is one of the most dynamic localities in Japan.
expressed his belief that investment by Vietnamese businesses in
Kanagawa will expand in the context of the bilateral relationship at its
best ever, and rising number of Vietnamese living in the prefecture.
Kanagawa Governor Kuroiwa Yuji affirmed that the prefecture will create favourable conditions for Vietnamese businesses.
He said the ties between Kanagawa and Vietnam are growing, highlighting the annual Vietnam Festival in the locality.
The Governor went on to say that investment of Vietnamese firms such as FPT will help further strengthen the relations.
to FPT Director General Bui Quang Ngoc, the group first made its
presence in Japan in 2001. So far the group has opened offices in Tokyo,
Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Shizuoka, Okinawa and Yokohama, with around
1,000 staff members.
Along with the
growing Vietnam-Japan relations, there is a rising trend of Vietnamese
investment in Japan, especially in the IT field. This is a positive sign
that the gap in bilateral investment ties might be narrowed in the
In the first six months of this
year, Japan overcame 86 countries and territories to become the largest
foreign investor in Vietnam, with 6.47 billion USD, or 31.8 percent of
the total registered capital.