11:44 | 28/05/2015 Economy
The Consulate General of Vietnam in Osaka, Japan organised a workshop for Japanese businesses from the Kansai region on investing in Vietnam.
Scene at the workshop. Photo: VNA
The workshop was coordinated by the Kansai Bureau of the Economy, Trade and Industry, the Japan-Vietnam Business Support Centre, and the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Association in Sakai, among others.
A representative from the Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry stated that Japanese firms consider Vietnam as a top investment destination.
More than 120 participating enterprises learned about the trade ties between Vietnam and Japan, the Vietnamese economy and relevant policies.
They commended Vietnam for its business climate and investment opportunities during the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community, as well as its active role in establishing multilateral free trade agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
They spoke highly of the revised laws on investment and enterprise establishment that will take effect on July 1.
Business leaders expressed their hope for continuous support from the Vietnamese Government, particularly in accelerating investment licensing process.
The Japanese business community suggested the Consulate General of Vietnam launch additional sector-specific workshops on agriculture, human resources and real estate.
The southern-central Kansai region includes the prefectures of Osaka, Mie, Nara, Wakayama, Kyoto, Hyogo and Shiga.