The recent event held in Dak Lak province aimed to strengthen solidarity, friendship, and cooperation between the people of Vietnam and Japan. Tran Vinh Canh, chairman of the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Association in Dak Lak province, emphasized this objective.

The event showcased performances of traditional songs, dances, and musical instruments from both Japanese and ethnic groups in the Central Highlands region, creating an atmosphere that celebrated the culture, land, and people of Vietnam and Japan.

Booths were also set up to introduce typical Japanese dishes and products that meet the standards of the One Commune-One Product (OCOP) program in the city.

Japan holds a significant position as Vietnam’s strategic partner and largest Official Development Assistance (ODA) provider. Japan has contributed to the development of large-scale infrastructure projects, fostering sustainable socio-economic development and supporting technology transfer and human resources training in Vietnam.

Japan is also Vietnam’s primary partner in labor, investment, tourism, and trade, with over 5,000 valid investment projects in the country. Vietnam, on the other hand, has 104 investment projects in Japan, with a total registered investment capital of US$19.2 million.

Dak Lak province currently has two foreign direct investment (FDI) projects from Japanese investors. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has sponsored 21 ODA programs in the province, with a total investment capital of more than US$24.2 million.

In the future, the province plans to continue collaborating with Japanese localities to organize promotional activities, facilitate investment connections, and enhance cooperation in tourism development.