Japan: Agricultural firms looking at Vietnamese market

A group of 32 Japanese agricultural businesses are visiting Vietnam this week for a market survey, seeking opportunities to either do business with local companies or set up their own operations here, local media reported on Monday.

Companies from Japan have been showing their interest in the local agricultural market this year.

On Sunday six major companies in the Japanese agricultural sector showcased their products such as seeds, fertilizers and machinery at an exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City.
Junichi Kozuka, chairman of clean soil producer Hanagokoro, told Tuoi Tre that Japanese producers are seeking to boost their exports as the Japanese yen has weakened. Besides, with an aging population, it is more difficult for Japan to maintain agriculture activities so expanding overseas is a good option, he said.

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