Japanese Minister highlights role of Vietnamese students in Japan at conference.
Japanese enterprises have been and will continue to recruit Vietnamese trainees and students, Mr. Hayashi Motoo, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), said at the Japan Alumni Connect Party held by the Embassy of Japan in Vietnam, the Japan Association for the Promotion of Internalization (JAPI), and the Japan Alumni of Vietnam (JAV). Mr. Motoo, who is on a working visit to Vietnam, added that about 30,000 Vietnamese are now studying in Japan.
He noted that many senior officials at Vietnamese government agencies, especially in the research, industry and trade sectors, have studied in Japan.
He also expressed his belief that as relations between the two countries become even stronger there will be more Vietnamese interns in Japan. The historic visit to Japan by State President Truong Tan Sang in 2013 and the signing of the TPP will help bolster the relationship, he added, and he expects more success stories from Vietnamese interns in Japan.
“Vietnamese students and interns play an important role in developing the relationship between Vietnam and Japan,” Associate Professor Ngo Minh Thuy, Chairwoman of JAV and Vice President of the University of Languages and International Studies, told the gathering.
As representatives of Vietnam’s youth, they will use the expertise gained from Japan to develop their own country, becoming a bridge between the two peoples in the process and a factor in strengthening relations.