Fri. May 27th, 2022

Vietnam’s national television company (VTV) launched its bureau in
Japan on April 16 in a bid to expand its foreign broadcast to serve
local audiences.

Speaking at the inauguration
ceremony, VTV General Director Tran Binh Minh said the new bureau will
cover news on Japan in all angles along with bridging the ties
between the two countries’ mass media agencies.

Vietnamese ambassador to Japan Doan Xuan Hung hailed the significance of
VTV’s Japan bureau at a time when the two countries are
celebrating the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Year.

Bilateral relations are developing in all aspects in a broader and
deeper manner, prompting the two peoples’ keen interests in their
respective cultural, political, and economic life, the diplomat added.

On this occasion, President of the Foreign Press Center of Japan Kiyotaka Akasaka sent a congratulatory message to VTV.

Vice President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency Hiroto
Arakawa underscored the roles of press agencies in Japan ’s
socio-economic development, expressing his belief that the bureau will
help further promote mutual understanding and relations between the two
countries.

Japan is the first country in the
Group of Seven (G7) to set up strategic partnership with Vietnam, in
April, 2009.

It is now Vietnam’s third largest partner with a two-way trade turnover reaching nearly 25 billion USD in 2012.

By the end of last year, the country ranked first among countries and
territories investing in Vietnam with over 1,800 projects with a
total registered capital of 29 billion USD.-VNA

By vivian