Viet Nam-Japan festival 2018 to take place in HCM City
Update: Jan 12, 2018
The Viet Nam-Japan festival 2018 will take place in Ho Chi Minh City from January 26-28.

An art performance at the previous Viet Nam-Japan festival (Photo: internet)

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem and Special Advisor to the Japan-Viet Nam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance Tsutomo Takebe discussed the preparation for the event at a meeting in HCM City on January 11.

Mr. Liem said the festival has been organised over the past four years, leaving good impressions on local residents about Japanese land, culture and people. It has become an annual event much awaited by the city dwellers, he noted.

Local authorities will create the best conditions for the preparation of the festival while directing relevant agencies to coordinate with Japan to ensure the success of the event, helping enhance cultural exchange, mutual understanding, friendship and solidarity between the two nations, he affirmed.

The event will mark the start of a series of activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Viet Nam-Japan diplomatic ties, Mr. Takebe said.

A number of cultural, sport and traditional art exchange programmes will be held as well as some events to promote the bilateral trade cooperation, he added.

He expressed thanks to the city’s administration for its support of the organisation of the Viet Nam-Japan festival over the years.