Some Highlights in Vietnam - Japan Relationship under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe


Phan Cao Nhật Anh
Institute of Indian and Southwest Asian Studies, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences. Email:


Vietnam, Japan, strategic partnership, politics, security.


Shinzo Abe held the position of the prime minister of Japan from late 2012 to August 2020, the longest premiership in the Japanese history. During this period, the Vietnam-Japan relationship was upgraded to an extensive strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia, expanding the cooperation and garnering remarkable achievements. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration has developed a new cooperation strategy with ASEAN, including Vietnam, focusing on political and security issues. Important decisions in tourism cooperation and human resource exchange were made and the best results ever were achieved. The article analyses the imprints of the late Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration on the Vietnam-Japan relationship.

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