Vietnam-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (VJEPA) is a comprehensive bilateral trade agreement, which was signed in Tokyo last December.
Vietnam has ratified this EPA last month April, but awaiting the ratification by Japan side.
The Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, he visits Tokyo and Prime Minister Taro Aso had a top level meeting yesterday on May 22.
During this meeting, Prime Minister Dung requested Japan to ratify VJEPA as early as possible.
Prime Minister Aso responded that the deliberation in Diet has just started today (May 22) , and makes effort to ratify it as soon as possible after approval in Diet.
This EPA will enter into force on the first day of the second month following the month in which each country exchange diplomatic notes informing each other that their respective legal procedures have been completed, according to EPA article 128.
(Source: MOFA Press release: http://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/area/vietnam/visit/0905_sk.html )