“Japanese cultural days in Quang Nam” wrap up in Hoi An
As part of activities marking the 45th anniversary of the Vietnam-Japan diplomatic relations (1973-2018), the “Japan cultural days in Quang Nam” and “The 16th Hoi An – Japan Cultural Exchange 2018” programme were kicked off on August 16 by the provincial People’s Committee, the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam.
|The Japan cultural days in Quang Nam was rounded off in Hoi An ancient town, the central province of Quang Nam, on August 19.
During their three-day courses, business networking and investment promotion events took place, with several memoranda of understanding on economic cooperation signed. An experience exchange in smart city building as well as discussions on Japanese culture, education, and literature were also organised.
In addition, the events featured photo and handicraft exhibitions and a food festival.
Deputy Chairman of the Quang Nam Provincial People Committee Le Van Thanh praised performances featuring Japanese folk culture like Yosakoi dance, and Kagura music and dance, and those staged by Minori Dako drum artists from Japan’s Ibaraki Prefecture.
He stressed the importance of exchange and cooperation activities between Quang Nam and its Japanese partners in deepening Vietnam – Japan friendship.
Hoi An is one of the localities in Vietnam having early friendship ties with Japan. The two sides boast long-standing trade, economic and culture exchanges, which were dated back to hundreds years ago when Japanese traders came to do business in Hoi An, a popular international trading port back then.