VDF-Tokyo Workshop on 4Dec2004
invited Mr Nguyen Van Ba from Shiga University, who made a presentation on
one chapter of his dissertation "The Trade Policy Reforms and Economic
Development of Vietnam".
Workshop on Street Children in
workshops were held by Ms Duong Kim Hong (VDF-Hanoi) on the theme of "Street
Children in Vietnam", at Tokyo University on 17Nov and at GRIPS on 19Nov.
Another researcher from VDF-Hanoi, Mr Giang Thanh Long, introduced VDF
activities, and this was followed by Hong's presentation. Many participants joined these
workshops and had healthy exchange of opinions. A summary is now available.
VJSE-2004 in Osaka
(17Nov2004) The 1st
Vietnamese-Japanese Students' Scientific Exchange Meeting was held at Sigma
Hall, Osaka University on 13-14Nov, in where VDF-Tokyo sponsored "Economic
and Development Session". One of the core members of VDF-Tokyo, Mr Nguyen Duc
Thanh (GRIPS PhD student) wrote a brief report on the Osaka event.
JVEC turns into VDF-Tokyo!
JVEC was established in May 2003 in Tokyo. After more than
one year of monthly workshops and networking with Hanoi, we are happy to
upgrade JVEC (informal gathering) into VDF Tokyo (research project). We hope
to integrate research in Japan and Vietnam even more, and strengthen our
financial standing. Activities will be expanded and the web has been renewed (this
site). VDF Tokyo will be managed directly by GRIPS, while VDF Hanoi will
continue to be a joint project between NEU and GRIPS. Though the budgets
remain separate, the two VDFs will do research together.
The 13th Workshop
Ms Le Thanh Forsberg (PhD student of Lund
University and a research associate at the European Institute of Japanese
Studies, Stockholm School of Economics) discussed
Internal governing institutions and ownership of policy in Vietnam, focusing
on poverty reduction and strategic aid
integration. It brought together about 16 participants. The Q&A session and
free discussion followed in a friendly atmosphere as usual.
Street Children in Vietnam
(18Oct2004) GRIPS will
invite a young researcher from VDF, who is going to analyze the problem of
street children with a special attention on the dynamic implications of
industrialization and global integration of Vietnam.
MORE in English /
Date: 19 November 2004 (Fri) 16:00-18:00
Place: GRIPS, Conference Room B (3rd floor)
Theme: gStreet Children in Vietnam: Interactions of Old and New Causes under
Economic Growthh Abstract /
Presenter: Ms Duong Kim Hong (VDF Researcher)
*This workshop is open to anyone. If you intend to participate please write
to VDF-Tokyo by 16/Nov.
VDF will go to Osaka
In mid Nov. a conference on Vietnam (Vietnamese-Japanese Students'
Scientific Exchange Meeting) will be held at Osaka Univ. VDF
Tokyo & Hanoi will send several researchers to co-host this event. VDF will
organize the Economic session on motorbike industry and
There will also be VDF workshops in Tokyo.
The 12th Workshop
Nguyen Thi Hanh (Sasakawa Peace Foundation) discussed Vietnam's financial
sector issues and institutional development. She also reported on her recent
trip to East Timur. MORE
A Vietnamese version of
"Vietnam's Industrialization Strategy
in the Age of Globalization" has been published by the NEU-JICA team.
A limited number of free copies are now available for interested
*Free hard copy is out of stock
but we have a soft copy.
Please write to us if you wish to have it.