The Vietnamese Embassy in Japan on August 28 announced plans to organise “Vietnam Days in Japan” from Sept. 12-22 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties and the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Year 2013.
The event will take place in five big cities of Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe Nagoya and Fukuoka, under the co-sponsorship of the Ministries of the Foreign Affairs, and Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Embassy of Vietnam in Japan.
This will be the largest of its kind held so far in terms of scale and duration, with a wide range of activities. In particular, the “Vietnam Festival 2013” held atYoyogi Park, Tokyo from Sept. 14-15 expects to welcome about 150,000 visitors.
In addition, the “Hello Vietnam-Aichi 2013” festival will be organised for the first time in Aichi province, where Vietnamese students form the largest community among those from Asia.
For his part, Senator Iwao Matsuda, co-head of the organising board of the “Vietnam Festival 2013” said the event “Vietnam Days in Japan” is a very valuable opportunity to promote bilateral relations.
Through sport and cultural activities, the two countries’ relationship will not stop at the level of strategic partnership but foster the friendship between the two countries’ people, he said.