Vietnam Festival in Kanagawa returns after two years | Culture – Sports

Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam (second from left) and Governor of Kanagawa Yuji Kuroiwa (second from right) at the festival (Photo: VNA)

Tokyo (VNA) – The Vietnam Festival in Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture opened in Yokohama City on September 10 with the participation of a large number of people from both countries.

Kanagawa Governor Yuji Kuroiwa expressed his joy that the festival is back after a two-year hiatus due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, hoping the event will be warmly welcomed and help connect people. of his prefecture and of Japan in general with Vietnam.

Vietnam’s Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam said he first stood in 2015, vietnam day in Kanagawa has become one of the annual cultural exchange events to help improve mutual understanding between the two peoples through cultural, musical and culinary exchanges, thus further popularizing the images of the land, the people, the culture and history of Vietnam with Japanese friends.

The festival has also contributed to enhancing solidarity and friendship, thus contributing to development cooperation in all aspects between the two countries, he added.

During the two-day event, visitors had the chance to witness musical performances by Vietnamese and Japanthese artists and sample traditional dishes from the Southeast Asian nation. A speech contest for international students in Kanagawa also took place.

Located south of Tokyo, Kanagawa is Japan’s second most populous prefecture with a population of over 9.2 million. The number of Vietnamese in the prefecture has increased in recent years, making it the third largest foreign community in this prefecture, after those from China and the Republic of Korea./.

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