History

The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry is an economic organization composed of Japanese companies with bases in the northern region of Vietnam. In order to improve the business environment of Japanese-affiliated companies, the opinions of member companies are compiled and negotiations with the Vietnamese government are ongoing.
  • Year 1992
  • December:Under cooperation of Embassy of Japan in Vietnam, Association was established with the name "The Japan Chamber of Commerce&Industry in Hanoi". Number of members is 26 companies.

  • Year 1996
  • April:Establishment of Japanese School of Hanoi in Vietnam, based inside campus of Hanoi University of Communications and Transport, with 5 teachers and 13 students.

  • April:Publishing the first issue of Hoan Kiem Journal, the official newspaper of Association (number of members is 92 companies)

  • Year 1997
  • July:Name changed to "Japan Business Club in Hanoi". Number of members is 120 companies.

  • Year 1998
  • In whole year:Participating in activities of “25-year establishment of Vietnam – Japan diplomatic relationship” Anniversary.

  • April:Establishment of Supporting Group with name “Hanoi Japanese Women’s Club”.

  • September:Vietnamese Government officially granted permission for establishment of "The Japan Business Association in Vietnam".

  • Year 1999
  • September:First time participating in Vietnam – Japan working group on improvement of -investment – business environment.

  • Year 2000
  • November:Second time participating in Vietnam – Japan working group on improvement of -investment – business environment.

  • Year 2001
  • November:Coordinating with Japan Business Federation in development of scholarship program. (Number of members is 122 companies)

  • Year 2002
  • In whole year:Formulation of Vietnam – Japan Joint Initiative Program.

  • Year 2003
  • In whole year:Participating in activities of “30-year establishment of Vietnam – Japan diplomatic relations” Anniversary.

  • July:First time holding factories visit program for pupils of neighbor primary schools. (This program is still continuing)

  • Year 2004
  • November:Vietnam – Japan Investment Convention in effect. Participating in Vietnam – Japan Joint Initiative Program Evaluation and Facilitation Committee.

  • Year 2005
  • November:100 year anniversary of Dong-Du Movement. (Number of members is 187 companies)

  • Year 2006
  • May: Marked number of members is over 200. (Number of members is 204 companies).

  • Year 2008
  • In whole year:Participating in activities of “35-year establishment of Vietnam – Japan diplomatic relations” Anniversary.

  • June:Marked number of 300 members, admission of the member No.301.

  • Year 2011
  • January:Marked number of members is over 400 members. (Number of members is 402 companies)

  • Year 2013
  • January:Marked number of members is over 500 companies. (Number of members is 504 companies)

  • March:Participating in opening ceremony of 40-year Vietnam-Japan Friendship.

  • Year 2015
  • March:Marked number of members is over 600 companies. (Number of members is 602 companies)

  • April:Establishment of Hai Phong Branch and Life & Culture Department.