The Vietnam Festival 2019 is scheduled to take place at Yoyogi park in Tokyo from June 8-9.
|Participants attend the press conference|
The information was revealed at a press conference in Tokyo on May 13.
Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam said this cultural event is highly anticipated by Japanese friends and Vietnamese expatriates in Japan.
Previous festivals have helped strengthen friendship, solidarity, and cooperation between the two countries over the years, as well as mutual understanding between their peoples, he said.
He expressed his belief that visitors to the event will have unforgettable memories and gain a better understanding about Vietnam’s landscape, culture, and people.
Aoyagi Yoichiro, member of Japan’s House of Representatives and secretary general of the organising board, highlighted the significance of the festival in increasing people-to-people exchanges.
The festival has been a success over the years and highly appreciated by the Vietnamese Government, he said.
He evaluated that the relations between Vietnam and Japan have seen many positive developments in recent years. This event will contribute to further developing the bilateral friendship and cooperation, he said.
It also creates a venue for Vietnamese and Japanese people to increase exchanges and connectivity, he added.
According to the organising board, the festival will feature 120 pavilions divided into thematic sections such as traditional food, music, and folk art.
The festival will be held from 10 am to 8 pm on June 8-9 with the participation of about 180,000 visitors.
The first Vietnam Festival in Japan was held in 2008 as part of the activities to celebrate the 35th founding anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties. –VNA