Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Nguyen Quoc Cuong
speaks at the press conference on the Viet Nam Festival 2018
Speaking at a press conference on the event, which was held in Tokyo on April 23, Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Nguyen Quoc Cuong said the festival is part of activities in celebration of 45 years of the two countries’ diplomatic relations.
It is an opportunity for overseas Vietnamese to remember their home country and for Japanese friends to learn more about Viet Nam, the diplomat noted.
After a decade, the Viet Nam Festival has become a big draw to both Vietnamese and Japanese living around Tokyo. In 2017, the number of attendees amounted to 180,000.
Also at the press conference, General Secretary of the festival’s organising board Aoyagi Youichirou highlighted the significant meaning of the event to people-to-people exchange between Viet Nam and Japan.
He said this year it will build on the success of the past editions to contribute to boosting mutual understanding and bilateral ties.
The festival will feature 110 stalls classified into four categories of traditional cuisine, entertainment, music, and tourism. Performances of Japanese artists and Vietnamese singers and students will take place on the main stage.
Viet Nam Festival 2018 is expected to draw 150,000 visitors.