ASEAN Telecommunication 2020/06/24 (Vol.629)
ASEAN Telecommunication Japan-Southeast Asia Economic Exchange Magazine
➤Vietnam：Vietnamese IT businesses seek ways to enter Japanese market
➤Myanmar：Nissin Electric moves to Myanmar from Thailand, Vietnam
➤Cambodia：Facebook opening shops in Kingdom
■Vietnam：Vietnamese IT businesses seek ways to enter Japanese market
Quang Trung Software City, VNITO Alliance, Fukuoka City of Japan, and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) jointly held a conference to promote trades into Fukuoka City in 2019.
This conference introduced the investment environment in the city and the methods to form an information technology (IT) company in both Vietnam and Japan.
Representatives of Fukuoka presented a series of investment advantages, a detailed investment procedure for foreign businesses, and a process to apply for a business visa in Japan for those interested in becoming a representative of a Japanese company. These pieces of information are highly appreciated by Vietnamese businesses.
Fukuoka attracts a large sum of investment capital thanks to its low overhead cost (at only 60 percent of that in Tokyo regarding office renting fee), low risk of disasters, a rich source of human resources, and a large quantity of international students, including Vietnamese ones.
The delegates from Fukuoka also took part in a Business Matching session with more than 30 meetings as well as direct discussions with Vietnamese IT companies which are interested in the Japanese market. This is a wonderful chance for domestic enterprises in the fields of software development, website development, mobile application, IT services, graphic design, software testing, software system, and information security to seek trading opportunities and expansion.
■Myanmar：Nissin Electric moves to Myanmar from Thailand, Vietnam
Metal parts and equipment maker Nissin Electric Co of Japan will build a plant in Myanmar, relocating some production processes from its factories in Thailand and Vietnam to cut labour costs in its contract manufacturing business.
The company said last week that it will form a joint venture with Hosoda Holdings Co, a Japanese trader acting as Nissin’s sales agent for the Myanmar market, in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone on the outskirts of Yangon in June, with plant operations scheduled to start in March 2020.
The local arm, tentatively named Nissin Electric Myanmar Co, plans to make electrical equipment and take on contract manufacturing of such machines and parts, it said in a statement.
The Kyoto-based firm is undertaking sheet metal welding, cutting and surface treatment for a variety of industrial equipment and parts at its own plants near Bangkok and Hanoi. The Japanese company intends to move to the new plant in Myanmar some metal parts-manufacturing processes such as mounting of device frames and welding that are difficult to automate.
The Nissin group will hold a 95pc stake and Hosoda the remainder in the Myanmar venture. With a registered capital of US$1.5 million, it aims to reach 600 million yen ($5.5 million) in sales in five years after the start of operations, Naoki Taira, spokesman for the Japanese company, said.
Nissin expects the overall sales of its metal parts and equipment business to grow from 8 billion yen in fiscal 2018 ended last March to ¥10 billion in fiscal 2020, according to Taira.
Nissin manufactures all of its products in the sector in Thailand and Vietnam. Its plants in the two countries -- operated by Nissin Electric (Thailand) Co and Nissin Electric Vietnam Co – account for 60pc and 40pc of the total sales, respectively, the spokesman said.
■Cambodia：Facebook opening shops in Kingdom
Facebook announced it is launching Facebook Shops in Cambodia to make it easy for businesses to set up a single online store for customers to access on both Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram. Creating a Facebook Shop is said to be free and simple and businesses can choose the products they want to feature from their catalogue and then customise the look and feel of their virtual store with a cover image and accent colours that showcase their brand.
“Right now across the globe many small businesses are struggling, and with stores closing, more are looking to bring business online,” according to Facebook. It said Facebook Shops aims to make shopping seamless and empower anyone from a small business owner to a global brand to use Facebook apps to connect with customers.
That’s why Facebook is launching Facebook Shops and investing in features across its apps that inspire people to shop and make buying and selling online easier. “Now, people in Cambodia can find Facebook Shops on a business’ Facebook Page or Instagram profile, or discover them through stories or ads.
From there, they can browse the full collection, save products they’re interested in and place an order on the business’ website,” said Facebook. “And just like in a physical store when a shopper needs to ask someone for help, in Facebook Shops they’ll be able to message a business through WhatsApp, Messenger or Instagram… get support, track deliveries and more. In the future, they’ll be able to view a business’ shop and make purchases right with a chat in WhatsApp, Messenger or Instagram Direct,” it said.
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