Vietnamese – Japanese Student's Scientific Exchange Meeting (VJSE) is an annual event organized by the Vietnamese Youths and Students Association in Japan (VYSA) in collaboration with educational institutions in Japan. In the VJSE, students and young scientists from two countries have opportunities to share outstanding scientific initiatives to promote cooperation in various fields. The conference also creates chances for Vietnamese and Japanese businesses to exchange and promote their brands to the academic communities of the two countries.

For nearly 20 years, the VJSE has been held annually in big cities of Japan and Vietnam such as Osaka (2004, 2005, 2013), Kobe (2006, 2014), Kyoto (2008, 2015), Kyushu (2016), Tokyo (2009, 2017), Tohoku (2018), and Hanoi (Vietnam) (2019). However, with the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, VYSA was forced to suspend the conference for two years 2020 and 2021. Since its first organization in 2004, the conference has always been sponsored by the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Japan, the Consul General of Vietnam in Osaka-Japan, and the Minister of Science and Technology of Vietnam.

Every year, the conference attracts about 200 undergraduates, postgraduates, young researchers, and professors who are working at universities, research institutes, and companies in Vietnam and Japan. Specifically, VJSE was honored to welcome the representatives of the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan and the Vietnamese Minister of Science and Technology. The plenary papers and keynote speeches always have high scientific value and receive considerable attention from the academic communities of the two countries. With the remarkable success of the 11 previous events, the VJSE conference has affirmed its role as the official and largest academic exchange event for Vietnamese and Japanese students, young researchers, and scholars. The conference is considered a bridge between the two countries' scientific communities, contributing to the long-term and sustainable partnership between Vietnam and Japan.

In an effort to re-promote and expand connectivity between Vietnam and Japan after a long period of being affected by the pandemic, the 12th VJSE conference on the Zoom online platform with the theme "Connecting connecting the present, orienting the future” stems from the desire to further tighten the cooperation in Science, Technology, and Education and Training in the future between Vietnam and Japan.