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Vietnam festival attractive to visitors in Japanese prefecture Vietnam Festival in Japan’s Aichi prefecture has become one of the most attractive festivals in the locality. (Photo: VOV)
Apr 10 2018

Tokyo (VNA) – Vietnam Festival in Japan’s Aichi prefecture has become one of the most attractive festivals in the locality as it attracted nearly 200,000 visitors over the past two days.

The “Vietnam Festival in Aichi 2018 - Ho Chi Minh City’s Integration and Development” took place at Hisaya Odori Park, Nagoya city, from April 7-8.

An array of festivities was held during the fesival, including a photo exhibition showcasing Ho Chi Minh City’s images, traditional art performances and cuisine introduction. 

Attending the event, Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong noted that the festival was a vivid illustration for the fruitful relations between the two sides.

He expressed his hope that the festival would bring exhilarating experiences of economy, culture, art and tourism in Vietnam in general and those in Ho Chi Minh in particular to Aichi residents, helping tighten cooperative ties between the two localities.

Meanwhile, Governor of Aichi prefecture Hideaki Omura stressed that the Vietnamese southern largest economic hub and Aichi prefecture inked an agreement to set up friendship and cooperative relations in 2016. 

Among 200 Aichi firms operating in Vietnam, 70 of them landed investment in Ho Chi Minh City and there are 23,000 Vietnamese people living and working in the Japanese prefecture.

Head of the festival organising board Noriko Hirose wished that the festival would help bring Vietnamese images closer to local residents.-VNA
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