“Japanese cultural days in Quang Nam” opens in Hoi An

The “Japan cultural days in Quang Nam” and “The 16th Hoi An – Japan Cultural Exchange 2018” opened in the ancient city of Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam on August 17.

At the opening ceremony (Photo: Sggp)

At the opening ceremony (Photo: Sggp)

The event aims to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Vietnam and Japan.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vice chairman of the People’s Committee of Quang Nam province, Le Van Thanh said that Vietnam and Japan have a long lasting relationship. Both countries are experiencing the similarities in history and culture. Vietnam and Japan are important partners to each other in various fields since Vietnam and Japan lift their relationship to Extensive Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity in Asia in March 2014.
Quang Nam province is known as the start of the relationship between the Japanese community and Hoi An 400 years ago when Japanese traders docked at the busy trading port.
Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Umeda Kunio thanked the provincial government, Hoi An’s authorities, relevant agencies and departments for organizing these events. They are two of the 120 activities which are scheduled to be held in the two countries on the occasion of the 45th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Vietnam and Japan.
Visitors had a chance to enjoy a special concert in the opening ceremony with the participation of Japanese singer Ueno Yuuka who was given the Goodwill Ambassador certificate by the Hoi An city’s People’s Committee, and Vietnamese singer Ho Quynh Huong, artists of the Lune Performing Center Hoi An and Hoi An silk village.
The “Japanese cultural days” runs until August 19.

By NGOC PHUC - Translated by Kim Khanh

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