Mr. Le Duc Anh introduced the forum at the press conference (Photo: VNA)

This is an event, organized by the Vietnamese Academic Network in Japan (VANJ), Vietnamese Professionals in Japan (VPJ) and Vietnamese Youth and Student Association in Japan (VYSA), under the sponsorship of the Vietnamese Embassy, to connect Vietnamese intellectuals in Japan.

The forum will be a playground for Vietnamese intellectuals in Japan to exchange and discuss issues Vietnam is facing when implementing the "Make in Vietnam" strategy, and proposing solutions to implement this strategy effectively.

Speaking at a press conference, Mr. Le Duc Anh, representative of the organizing board, stressed that the forum is an opportunity for Vietnamese intellectuals in Japan to connect with each other and with domestic agencies and units, thereby seeking and promoting specific cooperation projects.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam highly appreciated the initiative of organizing this forum. He emphasized that the Vietnamese community in Japan has many good intellectuals. If they come together, it will surely create greater strength.

In an interview with the Vietnam News Agency, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Dat, a member of the organizing board, said that through the forum, he hoped to connect Vietnamese intellectuals in Japan to create a collective strength in order to directly or indirectly contribute to the country of Vietnam. He also hoped that after the event, a package of solutions will be composed to propose to the government to help Vietnam develop.

At the forum, delegates will discuss issues relating to the “Make in Vietnam” strategy to point out opportunities and challenges the country faces in implementing the strategy.

Topics discussed will be diversified, from technology to urban planning, environmental protection and human development. 

According to Japan’s Ministry of Justice, there are about 350,000 Vietnamese people living, studying and working in Japan, more than half of them are intellectuals, including scientists, researchers at universities and research institutes, experts at leading Japanese companies as well as start-up entrepreneurs in various fields./.