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Japan pledged to provide ODA worth around 60.98 billion yen ($440 million) to fund Vietnam's infrastructure projects.

It just a loan which will return to back to Japanese companies, so Japan try to help themselves by spending money overseas which get back to Japanese companies.

"..  The Government of Japan is utilizing ODA to support the overseas business expansion of Japanese companies.."

https://www.mofa.go.jp/policy/oda/white/2020/html/honbun/b4/s1_1.html

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Japan should spend its money to improve its own decaying and obsolete infrastructure rather than generously giving away billions to foreign countries. Vietnamese residents in Japan are now poised to surpass Chinese in the number of criminal offenses committed. I hope Ms Vice Presidential will do something about this before “enhancing people-to-people exchanges.”

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"top" is a conveniently vague word

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@meiyouwenti Japanese business have profitably invested in the light manufacturing sector in Vietnam for decades. You can even see the factories driving in from the airport in Hanoi into the center of the city.

It is interesting to see Japan being buddy buddy to a government led by the CPV - Communist Party of Vietnam.

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Cheap labor for japan?

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The Japanese dude on the left is only wondering how on earth a woman got to be vice-president.

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@ David B.- Woman in power in the Asia region are stoic, strong, honorable and all inspiring. You assume allot of Toru Mizutani 代表取締役 and what he is thinking. I can assure the he respects her a great deal.

Congratulations on the 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties between Japan and Vietnam.

Wonderful achievement.

Võ Thị Ánh Xuân  was elected Vice President of Vietnam on 6 April 2021 after winning 93.13% of the votes in the National Assembly, continuing the recent norm of having a woman holding this position.

She is strong vibrant leader and an educator. Mother of Vietnam. Super smart woman.

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deanzaZZRToday  08:40 am JST

It is interesting to see Japan being buddy buddy to a government led by the CPV - Communist Party of Vietnam.

That says a lot about how horrible China is. Even the Vietnamese don't want to be on their side. Both US and JPN naval vessels have been visiting Vietnam. Vietnamese military officers have been meeting the USN in Hawaii for over 10 years. The problem with China is not that they are "communist" but that they are "fascist". A little late to be finding all this "interesting".

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Some people are green with jealousy over this development. But the Vietnamese grudge against the Chinese goes back centuries and is deep, just like the Koreans' (including the Kims' in the north). Has to do with Chinese imperialism throughout the centuries and continuing to this day, some temporary recess during Mao's times notwithstanding. So the Vietnamese are making full use of the opportunity of the West now decoupling from China to take over its foreign investments which are now leaving China in droves. America let its First Island China go into disrepair but is now waking up, and so is re-lining up its traditional ally countries -- Korea, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Australia , etc, as well as its former enemies such as Vietnam, in a new First Island Chain to contain China. Healthy and exciting development.

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Vietnam communist or no has forever tried to balance against the Chinese behemoth to the north. At the same time the CCP and CPV have strong historical ties and are very friendly. Vietnamese culture is largely Confucian. On top of that China is far and away Vietnam's largest trading partner. Your oversimplification shows either your bias or your blindside.

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Sellout

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Good, Asians united, without the interventionism of pathetic west..

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And presiding over the meeting, the bust of Uncle Ho, the hero of Vietnam..

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"top" is a conveniently vague word

3rd world's economy..

Like it or not..

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Sold out to whom? Let me chuckle here at this baseless accusation.

She has brought Vietnam into era. Unprecedented. With infrastructure, tourism, manufacturing, public welfare, free healthcare, too many to list. She has been wonderful for the Vietnamese people.

Vietnam has the right to recognize its history good or bad like any other country.

We have many leaders in our region. She one not to slander or degrade. She flies straight and is very well balanced and has the taken "master class" in politics.

She is an educator first and foremost.

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deanzaZZRToday  01:24 pm JST

Vietnam communist or no has forever tried to balance against the Chinese behemoth to the north. At the same time the CCP and CPV have strong historical ties and are very friendly.

You clearly have no idea what you are talking about.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Vietnameseconflicts(1979%E2%80%931991)

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Apparently you don't know history. Vietnam gained independence from China more than 1,000 years ago.

And although there was certainly China's cooperation during the Vietnam War, it was lost in the Sino-Vietnamese War.

Vietnam has not forgotten the threat of China and knows the fear of being dependent on China.

Although relations look good now, Vietnam is never letting its guard down.

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You clearly have no idea what you are talking about.

Xi and Nguyen Phu Trong, both unmasked, shook hands and embraced before taking part in a televised welcome ceremony in Beijing's Great Hall of the People - an unusual display of close contact between Xi and another leader, as China persists with strict COVID lockdowns.

Trong's was the first visit by a foreign leader since Xi secured a precedent-breaking third term as General Secretary at the Chinese Communist Party's 20th party congress this month.

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/chinas-xi-greets-vietmanese-ally-with-ceremony-call-defiance-2022-10-31/

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