City hosts Vietnam-Japan Culture Festival

The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organization and Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism kicked off the Vietnam-Japan Culture Festival on September 15, marking the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Japan.

The event attracted a huge crowd of citizens, students, enterprises, and Japanese people living in Vietnam.

This event is also to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Japan as well as Vietnam-Japan Friendship Year.

Many interesting activities took place in the event, such as performance of traditional customs, unique cuisines of Vietnam and Japan, Haiku poetry, Japanese tea ceremony, Japanese sword, Yosakoi dancing and Japanese ornamental fish exhibition.

On the occasion, the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Association of Hiroshima donated 300,000 yen to HCMC Sponsoring Association for Poor Patients, Tan Kieu School (Dong Thap Province) and Tan Tao School (Hoc Mon District).

By Quynh Vy- Translated by Huyen Huong

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