The contest was participated in by excellent candidates chosen from many groups and companies.

This was a practical activity that helped Vietnamese trainees in Kyushu region cultivate and improve their Japanese, better integrating into life and work in Japan. At the same time, it is also a forum to share experiences and reflect the trainees’ aspirations.

Vietnamese Consul General to Japan's Fukuoka Vu Binh presents first prize to candidate Nguyen Quoc Dung (Photo: VNA)

At the end of the final round, the jury selected the five best candidates to award first, second and third prizes, and two consolation prizes.

The first prize was presented to Nguyen Quoc Dung, who is a trainee from Smile joint-stock company. 

Speaking after being given prize, Mr. Nguyen Quoc Dung said he was very touched and surprised, and shared about his difficulties and efforts when he first came to work in Japan.

During the contest, touching stories about family situations and difficulties when living in Japan, shared by candidates, brought out many emotions for the participants.

Most of the contestants gave advice of "learn Japanese well, understand culture, customs, laws of Japan" for Vietnamese workers who are going to Japan to study and work.

The contest is in the framework of activities to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Consulate General of Vietnam in Fukuoka.

It attracts attention from many Japanese groups and companies as well as the Vietnamese community in Kyushu region.

The number of Vietnamese people in Japan’s Kyushu region is now about 33,000, who are considered a “precious asset” to further promote the friendship between Kyushu and Vietnam as well as between Japan and Vietnam./.