Continuing with the success and experience of the first
Vietnamese-Japanese Studentsf Scientific Exchange (VJSE) Meeting in
2004, the second VJSE-2005 Meeting was held at Osaka University on
November 5-6. It provided various opportunities for students and
researchers to exchange not only academic ideas but also cultural
Solidarity - Cooperation - Development
was slogan of VJSE-2005
The opening ceremony was held at the Sigma Hall with the participation
of many Japanese professors, Vietnamese young and senior researchers
as well as Vietnamese officials. They all highly appreciated VJSE and
its activities that link Vietnamese and Japanese people in in a number
This was the second time
that VDF Tokyo became one of the sponsors of the VJSE Meeting.
Recently, VDF Tokyo is getting known to both Vietnamese and Japanese
students, particularly in Kanto and Kansai areas. VDF publications in
a number of fields related to the development of Vietnam were in
display at VJSE, attracting the attention of the participants.
VDF publications at VJSE-2005
There were 6 sessions in VJSE-2005: Session 1 (Environment and Chemistry),
Session 2 (Physics and Material Sciences), Session 3 (Informatics
Technologies), Session 4 (Earth and Global Sciences), Session 5 (Medicine
and Biology), and Session 6 (Economics and Development).
participation and discussion were the most interesting aspect of the
Economics and Development Session
The Economics and Development Session, supported by VDF Tokyo, was
successful and impressive. It attracted not only participants with
economic background but also others. All presentations focused on emerging
development issues of Vietnam, from growth history to exchange rate
management and poverty reduction. There were five oral presentations and
three display presentations.
Giang Thanh Long (VDF & GRIPS) presenting gDesigning a
Non-contributory Pension Scheme in Vietnamh
Mr. Nguyen Duc Thanh (VDF & GRIPS) presenting gStructural Change and
Economic Performance of Vietnam, 1976-2000h
VDF researchers actively participated in the session by presenting
completed or on-going studies. Comments and suggestions at the session
were acknowledged, and more comprehensive and concrete and practical
policy studies would be conducted in the coming time.
Mr. Pham Truong Hoang (VDF & Yokohama National University) leading the
discussion of the second part
The final part of
VJSE-2005 was the cultural exchange program, in which both Vietnamese and
Japanese students performed songs, dramas, and a very impressive gao daih
students at Kobe University performing the famous song gVietnam - My
c and Japanese students of Osaka University presenting an emotional
drama about a poor student who made great efforts to succeed.
Next year, VJSE-2006 will be held at Kobe University. If you are
interested, feel free to join. Click the VJSE official website at