25 Oct Thirteen Vietnamese fathered by Japanese soldiers who remained in what is now Vietnam after World War II visited Japan last week to meet one of the soldier. The Japanese occupied Vietnam in September and remained there until the end of World War II (August ). The pretext for the invasion was Japan's ongoing war with China, which began in By occupying Vietnam, Tokyo hoped to close off China's southern border and halt its supply of weapons and materials. The community of Japanese expatriates and descendants in Vietnam consist mainly of Japanese expatriates and migrants residing in Vietnam, as well as their descendants who identify their ancestry to be Japanese. As of , there are about 9, Japanese residents in Vietnam, mostly around the Hanoi area.
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According to a Gurkha platoon leader, at one point during the operation they were held up by determined Viet Minh defenders occupying an old French fort. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I recently hosted a Japanese guest on Airbnb. She told me she was visiting Vietnam for the thrill of the motorbike, the spring rolls, and most importantly: because there's a lot of nonstop flights from Tokyo's Narita Airport. Perhaps most clear about the Japanese presence in Vietnam is in central Ho Chi Minh City. Japanese–Vietnamese relations are over a millennium old, and the establishment of friendly trade relations can be traced to at least the 16th century. Modern relations between the two countries are based on Vietnam's developing economy and Japan's role as an investor and foreign aid donor. Contents. [hide]. 1 History. 25 Oct Thirteen Vietnamese fathered by Japanese soldiers who remained in what is now Vietnam after World War II visited Japan last week to meet one of the soldier.