Hanoi Representative Office

Mitsubishi Research Institute

The Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. (MRI) is a Japanese think tank, founded in 1970 to commemorate the centenary of the Mitsubishi Group. Our mission is to resolve societal issues both in Japan and throughout the world through our think tank, consulting, and ICT capabilities.

We employ roughly 800 researchers with high levels of expertise in a broad range of fields, particularly in the natural sciences, and with exceptional technical and analytical abilities. We stringently maintain a neutral position which has enabled us to develop an extensive, interdisciplinary network with members of industry, academia, and government. We act as a hub connecting all sectors to overcome increasingly complex societal issues. We provide integrated solutions that encompass everything from conceptualization to realization and implementation.

Hanoi Representative Office

We offer the following services through our unique network of partners and collaborators.

1. Assistance in Attracting Investment from Japanese Corporations

  • Background: Effectively attracting investments from abroad requires investment promotion agencies to establish mutual communication with foreign corporations and to tailor their foreign expansion scenarios to the business strategies of target corporations
  • Service: Based on our experience in helping a wide variety of Japanese corporations design business strategies and expand abroad, we offer customers foreign expansion scenarios and advice for attracting investment that are in alignment with the perspectives of Japanese corporations

2. Support for Policy Formulation and Implementation

  • Background: In response to evolving industries and trends among the international community, Vietnam is putting into place new policies in areas such as healthcare, the environment, energy, transportation infrastructure, and digital transformation (DX)
  • Service: We will use our experience and knowledge gained in Japan to assist Vietnam with formulation and implementation of policy that addresses these challenging areas

3. Investment Business Addressing Social Issues

  • Background: Vietnam requires a “enabler” which connect various players to create businesses that resolve societal issues. Developing social business continuously are possible through co-creation utilizing the strengths of both Vietnam and Japan’s respective public and private sectors.
  • Service: We will orchestrate collaboration across the public sector, private sector, and academia of both Japan and Vietnam, thus creating new businesses that directly tackle local societal challenges; we too will consider investing our own capital in the resulting businesses
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Message from the General Manager

General Manager,
Ryosuke Ogata,
General Manager,
Hanoi Representative Office
Vietnam is the center of attention for many Japanese corporations thanks to its high rate of economic growth, particularly impressive for the region. However, many issues have also surfaced spanning fields such as healthcare, the environment, energy, and transportation infrastructure. Vietnam is faced with the formidable challenge of simultaneously achieving economic growth and resolving societal issues.

The Vietnamese government has set the goal of becoming a developed country by 2030 with a GDP per capita of 18,000 USD. Concurrently, in light of worldwide trends toward sustainability, the government has set their sights on improvement of quality and effectiveness of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), specifically promulgated in the 50th decision of Vietnam’s politburo in 2019. In addition, Prime Minister Chinh announced at COP26 in 2021 that "we aim to achieve virtually zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050”.

These two goals are of utmost importance for Vietnam and represent the field of sustainable growth, what we see as a mutually beneficial business opportunity for many Japanese corporations. We envision a Vietnam where Japanese corporations too contribute to ensuring the country’s economic growth and resolving societal issues, thus achieving high-quality growth. Japanese corporations will see growth in their own international competitiveness; we believe that such a virtuous cycle for all is possible.

Vietnam overflows with ambition as there is a widespread belief that an even better life waits around the corner. Naturally, the path to that future holds both ups and downs; we are eager to work together in creating new businesses and forging the way forward to that brighter future.

Contact Us

Please reach out with any questions or ideas—we are happy to help.

For Inquiry

The Representative Office of Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. in Hanoi City
-E-mail : vietnam-office@ml.mri.co.jp
-Tel. : +84-24-7101-4240
-Address : Room 1407, CornerStone Building, 16 Phan Chu Trinh, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Viet Nam
We are located on the 14th floor of the CornerStone Building on Phan Chu Trinh street, includes cafe and supermarket on the first floor.
It's located in the center of Hanoi City and is very accessible, so please stop in if nearby.
Hanoi building
View of the office
Office Entrance
Office Entrance
Inside the office
Inside the office

Information in Vietnamese

Newsweek published an article on Mitsubishi Research Institute and its original way of resolving societal issues through business—its value creation process (VCP).