The event’s notable attendees included Japanese Consul General in HCM City Hida Harumitsu, Provincial People’s Committee Vice Chairman Nguyen Thanh Tri, Japanese students, the local business community, and Japanese expatriates living and working in Dong Nai province.
The province’s Japanese companies hosted sports competitions for their workers, who could also enjoy an exhibition on Vietnam’s land and people, martial arts demonstrations, traditional food from both nations, and cultural and arts exchanges.
Dong Nai is home to around 135 Japanese projects with registered capital totalling almost US$3 billion (the fourth highest in the province). The Japanese Government provided the Official Development Assistance (ODA) that funded major sustainable infrastructure development.
Some of the largest Japanese trademarks with a Dong Nai presence are Fujitsu, Olympus, Toshiba, Sanyo, Ajnomoto, Mabuchi, Sojitz, Kao, Shiseido, Ojitex, Muto, Hisamitsu, Belmond Manufacturing Co. Ltd, and Maspro Vietnam Co. Ltd.