3:38:53 PM | 15/11/2016
The 2016 Japan Festival to be held from November 18 - 20 in Ho Chi Minh City is a cultural activity that strengthens the traditional bilateral ties between the two countries, said a city senior official.
Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong spoke highly of the event, confirming the city will facilitate any of the components required to make the event a success.
Takebe Tsutomu, a special advisor to the Japan-Viet Nam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance, and head of the organizing committee said he expected the number of visitors to the upcoming festival to reach 180,000.
Last year, the event attracted about 150.000 visitors.
The Japan Festival was organised for the first time in 2013 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Viet Nam and Japan.