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Vietnamese culture highlighted in Japan
Update: Thursday, May 17, 2018
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Many Japanese have been fascinated by Vietnamese foods and Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional long dress) shows during the recent International Cultural Festival held in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture. 

This year is the second time the Vietnamese Association in the city has participated in the festival.

Cultural cooperation has been key in Viet Nam-Japan relations. According to head of the liaison committee of the Vietnamese Association in Ibaraki Cao Sy Luan, from the first year of joining the festival in 2017, the association received helpful support from the organisation board.

He said that this year, the Vietnamese booth attracted many visitors.

The festival had more than 200 booths showing traditional foods and folk games of Japan as well as culture of various countries such as China, the US, France, India and the Philippines.

Currently, 230,000 Vietnamese people are living and working in Japan, while 16,000 Japanese are living in Viet Nam. Japan is the third largest source of tourists to Viet Nam.

Source: VNA