This chapter analyses the recent intensification of Japan-Vietnam security relations from the Vietnamese perspectives. It argues that for Vietnam, Chinese maritime expansion and territorial claims in the South China Sea are an important motivation to deepen security ties with Japan. This chapter examines how Vietnam has dealt with post-Cold War and contemporary maritime security challenges, and discusses Japan’s role in developing their bilateral maritime security partnership, before assessing the future trajectory of the Vietnam-Japan maritime security partnership.

in Japan's new security partnerships