A Vietnam-Japan Cultural Day will be held in Ho Chi Minh City on July 8 to promote cultural exchanges between the two countries.
The event features an exhibition and documentaries on Japan and its people as well as information about studying in Japan.
Participants can learn how to make Japanese kites and boxes, origami paper folding and enjoy contemporary music played on traditional Japanese instruments by Aki and Kunio , a duo playing koto and acoustic guitar.
There will also be a Japanese singing contest to which famous Vietnamese singers such as Thanh Thuy, Hien Thuc, Nguyen Vu, Noo Phuoc Thinh and the V Music group have been invited.
The Vietnam-Japan Cultural Day is co-organised by the Consulate General of Japan, the Ho Chi Minh City Youth Cultural Centre and the Japan Foundation.
Similar cultural events were held in Hanoi, Hoi An and Danang and were well received by a wide range of people.