Japan will organise various activities to celebrate the Great
Anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi, said Sakaba Mitsuo, the Japanese Ambassador to
Vietnam at a meeting with Hoang Tuan Anh, Minister of Culture, Sports and
Tourism in Hanoi.
Such activities aim to introduce the Japanese culture and its people, and to
promote cultural exchanges between Vietnam and Japan, especially when the Great
Anniversary of 1,000 years of Thang Long-Hanoi takes place next month.
Specifically, Japan’s Cultural Exchange Center in Vietnam will organise a
program to demonstrate IKEBANA, and how to do it, in Ho Chi Minh City on
September 12th and 13th, and in Hanoi on September 16th to 19th.
Also on September 12th at the Ho Chi Minh Youth Cultural House, there will be
exchanges with singers, who were invited to have performances in Japan, and
other cultural activities, such as a cuisine introduction, traditional games
shows, a book exhibition and a fashion show.
In October, there will take place a cinema competition for Vietnamese students
to be held at the National Cinema Center in Hanoi, and a Japanese language
eloquence contest will be organised on October 17th.
Especially, in November, there will be a Japanese film festival at the National
Cinema Center in Hanoi, a show by the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra at the Hanoi
Opera House, and a photo exhibition, titled “1,000-year-old Thang Long-Hanoi-My
Memories” at Japan’s Cultural Exchange Center.
Meanwhile, the Netherlands will beautify the Capital of Hanoi with 30,000
Thailand will introduce Thai food and other trade activities.
On their side, the Republic of Korea will organise the “Seoul-Hanoi Friendship
Evening” program, a Seoul-Hanoi trade fair, and a seminar on the Red River
In order to celebrate the Millennium Anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi, Russia
will hold “Moskva Days” in Hanoi, expressing the deep-rooted and traditional
solidarity between the two countries.
German friends will join the Great Anniversary with a unique classic concert.
With the enthusiastic participation of international friends, the Great
Anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi is hoped to be a great success.