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Ho Chi Minh City to host Japan-Vietnam Festival
  • | VOV | March 01, 2024 06:00 AM
The ninth Vietnam-Japan Festival is scheduled is set to take place from March 9 t 10 at September 23 Park in Ho Chi Minh City.

Upon addressing a press conference regarding the event held on February 29, Tran Phuoc Anh, head of the city’s Department of Foreign Affairs, revealed that the festival will feature a series of trade, cuisine, and tourism exchanges, a Vietnam-Japan music show, and seminars on trade and tourism promotion.


Tran Phuoc Anh, director of the city’s Department of Foreign Affairs, addresses the press conference

Most notably, Anh added that this year will see an Ao Dai show performed by Vietnamese students of Ho Chi Minh City University of Culture which will take place for the first time.

Japan is currently the third largest investor in Ho Chi Minh City, with 1,657 Japanese projects worth over US$5.7 billion, which accounts for 10% of the southern city’s total foreign investment.

At the event, Ono Masuo, consul general of Japan to Ho Chi Minh City, expressed hope that residents in the southern metropolis will continue to pay attention and participate in diverse activities launched by both Vietnam and Japan as a way of further deepening the relationship between the two countries.

Last year saw the eighth Vietnam-Japan Festival mark the opening of a series of programmes for the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries, with the event drawing the participation of 500,000 visitors.

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