Vietnamese Festival in Japan's Kanagawa prefecture attracts a lot of visitors

Monday, 11/09/2023 15:56
A Vietnamese Festival, themed "Connecting for future," was held in Yokohama, the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan on September 9, attracting a large number of visitors.
An art performance at the festival (Photo: VNA)

The festival aims to encourage people of the two countries to foster their connectivity under the motto of "Vietnam and Japan head to the future together and rise to the world".

Speaking at the event, Governor of Kanagawa Prefecture Kuroiwa Yuji highlighted the meaning of the event, marking the complete recovery of exchange and cooperation activities between the people of Vietnam and Japan in general and Kanagawa in particular after the COVID-19 pandemic.

For his part, Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Pham Quang Hieu said that the festival is one of many activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan.

He expressed his hope that the Kanagawa Festival in Vietnam in November will take place successfully.

The Vietnamese Festival was organized in the framework of the Vietnam Day in Kanagawa, which also includes various investment and tourism promotion activities.

At the festival, over 80 stalls introduced the cuisine and traditional arts of Vietnam to Japanese people. In addition, Vietnam tourism and culture exploration programs along with a Japanese speech contest for international students in Kanagawa were also organized.

First held in 2015, the Vietnamese Festival in Kanagawa has become an annual event, contributing to strengthening solidarity and mutual understanding between people of the prefecture and Japan with Vietnam./.