FPT Software to expand into Japanese market

The central city plans to cooperate with the Danang FPT Software company in conducting a Japanese language training programme for information technology (IT) students at colleges throughout the city.

The programme seeks to provide 1,000 IT engineers with standard Japanese language skills in a bid to boost the market in Japan, Director of Da Nang FPT Software company Nguyen Tuan Phuong confirmed to Viet Nam News.

Phuong said the programme will be a strategic step to expand the IT export market and expand connections with the Japanese IT market.

"The Japanese market has been responsible for major revenues for the company over past decade. It has accounted for 70% of the company's annual revenues," Phuong said.

"The company has 1,400 staff members, of which 100 IT engineers are fluent in Japanese. We want to increase the numbers of IT staff to 10 times the current figure as part of our market expansion target," he said, adding that the company hopes to create 10,000 jobs by 2020.

Following completion of the programme, students will be recruited by the company and paid a favourable salary.

Also, according to FPT Software, the programme has sent 150 trainees to Japan to attend six-month courses in Tokyo.