Photo exhibition marks Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties
Update: Dec 04, 2013
A photographic exhibition opened in Tokyo in Japan on December 2 to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Japan and three decades of cooperation between the Vietnam News Agency and Kyodo News Agency.

On behalf of the Vietnamese embassy in Japan, minister-counselor Nguyen Phuong Hong highlighted the two news agencies’ efforts in organizing the important event. She said that the event aims to strengthen mutual understanding between the two peoples. On display are 30 photos focusing on Vietnam’s economic, cultural, and social activities, which have been selected from the data storages of the two news agencies.

In his opening speech, Kyodo News Agency President, Masaki Fukuyama emphasized that Japan-Vietnam relations have developed strongly, particularly in the fields economic cooperation, cultural exchange and people-to-people diplomacy.

He expressed his hope that the event will contribute to consolidating the close friendship between the two nations and the two news agencies as some documentary photos bring into focus what happened during the anti-Vietnam war in Japan as early as in 1965, as well as former Prime Minister Phan Van Khai and former State President Nguyen Minh Triet’s visits to Japan in 2003 and 2007 respectively.

The exhibition is on public view in three months.