This April, a joint office for the International University of Japan (hereinafter IUJ) and Vietnam – Japan Institute for Human Resources Development (hereinafter VJCC) opened on the 2nd floor of the VJCC at the Foreign Trade University (hereinafter FTU) in Hanoi, Vietnam. As a joint project between IUJ and VJCC, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 9:00 am, on the 3rd floor of the VJCC, the 1st International Business Conference was held on the theme of “Enhancing Business Development between Vietnam and Japan”, and keynote speeches, including one by President Hiroyuki Itami, were presented.
Before the meeting, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bui Anh Tuan, president of FTU, offered opening remarks.
Following the greeting from the president of FTU, president Itami introduced IUJ and gave a keynote speech titled “Japanese-Style Management in Heisei and its Implications for Vietnam” based on his book “Heisei no Keiei”. He explained the consideration of Japanese style management in the Heisei period, particularly the importance of the concept of “Peoplism”, to Vietnamese managers.
Next, there were speeches by Dr. Vu Viet Ngoan, former Chief of Advisory Committee to Vietnam’s Prime Minister, and Kazunori Yamaguchi, Dean, Graduate school of Business, Rikkyo University, ending the morning session.
In the afternoon of the same day, in the 3rd floor VJCC conference room, three parallel sessions were held: ① Productivity and Global Value Chain Management, ② Cross Culture and Human Resources Management, and ③ Customer Participation into Product and Service Improvement & Vietnam-Japan Business Enhancement. Prof. Zhang Zhang participated in the session ③ and gave a presentation, titled “Innovation in Emerging Markets: Learning to enhance capability”.
This International conference ended successfully with the participation of many Vietnamese managers, university officials, faculty members and FTU students. IUJ will continue to work with VJCC to contribute to the development of the Vietnamese economy with the aim of spreading the importance of Japanese-style management and promoting the new program (Japan-Global Development program (JGDP)).