Festival brings Vietnam closer to Japan

Multiple activities such as water puppetry and Ao Dai (traditional long dress) performances within the ongoing “Vietnam Festa” in Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture are expected to help Japanese people understand more about the land and people of Vietnam. This is the biggest Vietnamese festival in Japan jointly held by the Vietnamese Embassy and Kanagawa prefecture. In his opening remarks on October 29,

Japan seen as one of Vietnam's top important partners

Vietnam considers Japan to be one of its most important partners, President Tran Dai Quang told Shui Chi Abe, the Governor of Japan’s Nagono prefecture at an October 24 meeting in Hanoi. In his remarks, President Auang also said Vietnam cares about expanding its relations with localities in Japan, including Nagono.  He called on Japanese investors to do more business in Vietnam, especially in man


   The second Vietnam festival in Kanagawa is scheduled for October 28-30 in Yokohama city. The event marks the development of cultural exchange between the two countries, which has been expanded to not only Tokyo but also other localities in Japan.

Vietnamese culture promoted in Japan

A cultural program called “Beautiful Vietnam” was organized in Japan on October 8 to promote the Vietnamese nation, its people, and landscapes. In his address, Vietnam Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Cuong reviewed Vietnam’s ups and downs in the history and spotlighted its achievements in all fields over the years. The diplomat said he hopes through the diplomatic and cultural program Japanese peop

President hosts Japan's FEC leader

President Tran Dai Quang on October 10 received Yoshihiko Nakagaki, Vice President of Japan’s International Friendship Exchange Council (FEC) and Chairman of the FEC’s Committee for Japan-Vietnam Cultural and Economic Exchange. President Quang encouraged Japanese businesses to invest in Vietnam, particularly in prioritized sectors in Vietnam’s industrialization strategy, infrastructure, energy, s

Deputy PM attends ASEAN-US, ASEAN-UN ministerial meetings

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has attended informal meetings between foreign ministers of ASEAN and the US and the United Nations in New York.   Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh  At the ASEAN-US meeting on September 23, the Ministers underscored the importance of the ASEAN-US strategic partnership and the continued development of bilateral ties

President Tran Dai Quang receives governor of Aichi province

President Tran Dai Quang suggested Governor of Japan’s Aichi prefecture Hideaki Omura encourage local and central region’s businesses to invest in Vietnam, especially in processing industry and agriculture, during a reception in Hanoi on September 12. The Vietnamese State and people always value the strengthening of friendship and cooperation with Japan in general and Aichi in particular, he said

Party, government leaders recieve Japan’s LDP general secretary

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on September 9 received the Secretary General of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Japan, Toshihiro Nikai, currently on an official visit to Vietnam.  The LDP secretary general, who is also President of the Japan–Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Union, highlighted the official visit by Party General Secretary Nguyen

Vietnam’s National Day marked in Japan

The Vietnamese Embassy in Japan held a ceremony on August 31 to celebrate the 71st anniversary of Vietnam ’s National Day (September 2). Nearly 400 senior governmental officials, parliamentarians, diplomats, ASEAN ambassadors and businesses attended the event. Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Cuong highlighted the country’s accomplishments over the last 70 years, adding that the country will

Diplomatic sector urged to promote external work

Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong has suggested the diplomatic sector should work hand in hand with defense and security agencies to carry out effectively external activities for deeper international integration. In a speech delivered at the 29th Diplomatic Conference that opened in Hanoi on August 22, the Party chief pointed out positive results, limitations, and lessons learnt by the diplomatic sec

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