"JETRO Business Course" at FTU Hanoi marks third year - Record high of 79 graduates-

January 2021

On January 12, JETRO Hanoi held a ceremony for granting certificates of completion for its course "Introduction of Business Models from Japanese Companies” (referred to as the “JETRO Business Course”). The course started in FY2018, based on a memorandum of cooperation concluded between Foreign Trade University Hanoi (FTU) and JETRO in January 2018, and this fiscal year marks its third year. This is a first-of-its-kind activity in which JETRO provides classes for university students to earn formal credits toward graduation, and it is positioned as a part of the organization’s support for promoting the utilization of global human resources.

While there was concern about the impact of COVID-19 this fiscal year, JETRO was able to hold the course in a real classroom from November to December 2020 since Vietnam has continued to have zero community transmissions. For this fiscal year, instructors came from the following seven major Japanese companies active in Vietnam: Mizuno, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.; Shimizu Corporation; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation; Sojitz Corporation; Fujitsu; and Hitachi. Representatives from these companies gave lectures on topics including their aim in entering the country, business activities, strategies, challenges, desired human resources and future prospects. Through a presentation test, students gave group presentations based on the lectures. Certificates of completion were handed to 79 highly performing students.



Presentation tests

At the beginning of the ceremony, President Bùi Anh Tuấn of FTU stated, "Last year marked the 60th anniversary of the establishment of FTU, and, as a long-term strategy going forward, we feel that collaboration with Japanese companies is important. I strongly believe that this course will contribute to strengthening the cordial relationship between Vietnam and Japan."

Chief Representative Takeo Nakajima of JETRO Hanoi encouraged students through his remarks, saying, "One feature of Japan is that there are numerous companies which are still changing and growing 100 and 200 years after their founding. The young country Vietnam and Japan have an amicable complementary relationship. I would like for you to ponder how this relationship can be developed."

Taking the podium on behalf of the graduating class, TRẦN THỊ THU HIỀN expressed her strong resolution, saying, "I was impressed that Japanese companies have been contributing to solving social issues in various fields. With the words given by the instructors in my mind, I would like to make use of what I learned in the business course in developing the economic relations between Vietnam and Japan."

JETRO will continue contributing to cultivating human resources who play a central role in strengthening the economic ties between both countries through activities to bridge between excellent Vietnamese human resources and Japanese companies.

Certificates of completion

Chief Representative Nakajima of JETRO Hanoi

Graduation photo