Vietnam Coast Guard ship CSB 8001 enters the Vung Tau Port in southern Vung Tau City in this November 17, 2013
October 14, 2014 By Carl Thayer
Vietnam’s relationship with Japan has an important security component that is growing and evolving.
On August 1, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida announced during his visit to Hanoi that Japan would provide Vietnam with six vessels to boost its capacity for maritime security. A month earlier, it was reported that Japan’s Diet was also considering giving Vietnam Overseas Development Assistance in the form of new patrol boats for its maritime enforcement agencies.