After reading a few discussions on Vietnamese chat about relationships between various nations in East Asia, I really began to think about just how much potential there is for the Japanese and Vietnamese people to really develop a strong bond with one another.
Firstly, when looking at our history you can see that both the Japanese and the Viets come from strong warrior stock. Now, I am in no way trying to advocate violence or say that warfare is good, but if you look at past events both Japan and Vietnam have a certain knack for being able to hold their own in the face of confrontation, both with the Vietnamese facing off against the Chinese armies and the French/Americans and Japan being the first Asian nation to conquer a European power (Russia). I think that this kind of strong spirit and determination really links our people together and can be translated into how we interact with one another. We are both very proud races of people, and I think our steadfastness and willpower could really become a force to be reckoned with if we were to combine forces, particularly in the face of possible aggression from nations such as the PRC. Our shared efforts could form one of the most powerful defensive alliances in the world if engineered correctly.
Secondly, from a modern perspective I think both Japan and Vietnam have much to offer each other in the economic and industrial fields. A lot of our technological gadgets come from the Japanese, and I believe that if our two nations were to really put our heads together Vietnam could stand to learn a lot from you guys
In exchange, Vietnam could offer our own rapidly emerging economy to the mix, as well as manpower from our relatively large workforce and natural recourses from our own land and territory in the Spratly Islands.
I think our people really have so much to gain from working together, that if a strong Vietnamese-Japanese alliance were formed, we could very well rise to be two of the most prosperous nations in the world.
What do you guys think?