The meeting, which saw the presence of Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Umeda Kunio, local authorities and 150 Japanese firms, was held within the framework of the ‘Japan Cultural Day in Quang Nam’ and is among the activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Vietnam – Japan diplomatic ties. According to Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, Le Van Thanh, Japan currently ranks third among 20 countries and territories investing in Quang Nam with investments in 20 projects worth more than US$115 million. However, Thanh noted that the Japanese investment in Quang Nam remains modest and has yet to match the potential and strength of both sides. The provincial leader said that Quang Nam has much room for Japanese enterprises to seek investment and business opportunities and the province pledges to create the most favourable conditions for Japanese firms to operate in the province. Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Umeda Kunio said that Japanese firms highly value the investment environment in Vietnam and Quang Nam in particular while expressing his hope for more projects to be developed in Quang Nam in the near future. On the same day, Japanese firms participated in a fact-finding trip to seek investment opportunities in Dien Nam – Dien Ngoc and Truong Hai Industrial Parks.