Workshop seeks closer Vietnam-Japan digital content partnership

Favourable conditions are now in place for cooperation between Vietnamese and Japanese companies, including those in the digital content and software industry, said Bui Huy Son – Director of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency.

Speaking at a workshop on digital content and software cooperation on March 24, Son cited the fact that Japan currently has the most partnership frameworks and agreements with the Southeast Asian country, demonstrating the Government commitment to supporting businesses’ collaboration. 

Japan is also the second largest investor and trade partner of Vietnam with bilateral affiliation in digital content generating strong outcomes over the past years, he noted, adding that he hopes the companies will continue to foster connections in this area. 

Vietnam is considered one of the region’s leading countries in software outsourcing and digital content, deemed a priority industry by the Party and State. 

Yoshikumi Ohnishi, Secretary General of the ASEAN-Japan Promotion Centre on Trade, Investment and Tourism, said to enhance its digital content trade with regional countries, Japan organised several game shows. The latest of which, Tokyo Game Show, attracted 34 enterprises from nine ASEAN member nations, including five from Vietnam. 

To further reinforce information technology collaboration, representatives from 15 Japanese software companies are currently visiting Vietnam to evaluate business and investment opportunities, he added.

VNA