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Five obstacles hinder Japanese businesses to invest in Vietnam

According to Takimoto Koji, chief representative of JETRO HCMC Branch, Japanese businesses have exposed their problems about labor cost, incomplete legal system, unclear law enforcement, complex taxation and undeveloped supply of raw materials to the Vietnamese government and are still awaiting responses.

Japanese investors express robust interest in Vietnam

According to Hiroyuki Ono from ACA Investments, a Japanese fund manager under the Sumitomo Group, Vietnam market is more attractive to Japanese enterprises than Thailand and Indonesia.

Vietnamese startups attract Japanese investors

'Startups in Vietnam and Japan share many similarities and attractions.'

Japan surpassed South Korea to lead foreign direct investment in Vietnam

According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam, foreign direct investment (FDI) disbursement in 2017 is estimated at US$17.5 billion, a 10.8 per cent year-on-year increase.

An influx of major Japanese retailers heats up Vietnam’s service market

The influx of numerous famous retailers from Japan has intensified the race in Vietnam’s service sectors, especially retail and household appliances business.

Japanese bank's CEO: Transparency is a must to enhance SOEs reform

'SOEs reform will be the key in driving the evolution of the Vietnam economy', according to a high-calibre officer of Japan headquartered Sumimoto Mitsui Banking Corporation.

FDI reached over US$28 billion and Korea ranked top with US$7.62 billion in first 10 months of 2017

Vietnam has attracted US$28.24 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI), a 37-per cent year-on-year increase in the first 10 months of this year, according to statistics just released by the Foreign Investment Agency, which is under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

FDI disbursement up in the first half of this year

Foreign direct investment (FDI) disbursement experienced a year-on-year increase of 6.5 per cent to US$7.72 billion in the first half of this year, statistics from the Foreign Investment Agency revealed.

How are Japanese investors conquering Vietnam's retail market?

7-Eleven has announced it will open its first shop in Vietnam on June 15. Aeon, MiniStop and FamilyMart have already joined one of the fastest growing retail markets in the world.

Vietnam Festival 2017 opens in Tokyo

The two-day event attracts thousands of Vietnamese and Japanese visitors.