Earlier, Pasona had set up its Awaji Đà Nẵng centre in Awaji, Japan in boosting IT manpower education and training. Vietnam Airlines has resumed its direct air route from Narita, Tokyo and Đà Nẵng, boosting tourism and investment from Japan to central Việt Nam. Japan promoted its Consulate Office in Đà Nẵng City to General Consulate just a year after it was founded to boost ties between Japan and the central city. Eight cities in Japan including Yokohama, Maebashi, Chiba, Fukuoka, Shizuoka and Nagasaki and more than 80 businesses from Japan have inked agreements on the recruitment of students from central Việt Nam to work and study in Japan. The investment promotion tour in Japan followed the city’s events seeking investment opportunities organised in the United Arabia of Emirates and Qatar last month.