Closing ceremony of the Japan Cultural Days in Quang Nam

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(QNO) - The  "Japan Cultural Days in Quang Nam" and "The 16th Hoi An – Japan Cultural Exchange 2018" event ended with a magnificent closing ceremony in Hoi An city on the evening of August 19 after three days of continuous activities. Present at the event were Standing Deputy Secretary of the Quang Nam provincial Party Committee Phan Viet Cuong, Quang Nam’s and Japanese representatives. 

Leaders of Quang Nam province offer flowers to Vietnamese and Japanese performers
Leaders of Quang Nam province offer flowers to Vietnamese and Japanese performers

The “Japan Cultural Days in Quang Nam” and “The 16th Hoi An – Japan Cultural Exchange 2018” included many meaningful and practical activities. They were a Memorandum of Understanding of economic cooperation, investment promotion, a seminar on building smart urban area related to environmental protection, a discussion about Japanese culture, exhibitions of photos and handicraft products, folk games… The event was a manifestation of the longstanding Vietnam – Japan friendship and cultural exchanges. 

Vice Chairman of the Hoi An city’s People Committee Nguyen Van Son (right) and a presentatives of Japan’s Takara Group
Vice Chairman of the Hoi An city’s People Committee Nguyen Van Son (right) and a presentative of Japan’s Takara Group

Speaking at the closing ceremony, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Van Thanh emphasized the meticulous arrangement of Japanese folk cultural performances such as the item of Minori Daiko drum team from Ibaraki Prefecture, Oban, Kagura and Yosakoi dances. Also, the participation of Tourism Goodwill Ambassador" - Ueno Yuuka (a Japanese singer) and other Japanese singers, artists, artisans made the “Japan Cultural Days in Quang Nam” and “The 16th Hoi An – Japan Cultural Exchange 2018” deeper in friendship, more vibrant, and more interesting.

Vice Chairman Thanh at the closing ceremony
Vice Chairman Thanh at the closing ceremony

Likewise, Vice Chairman Thanh confirmed the importance of the exchanges and cooperation between Quang Nam and Japanese localities and partners through these cultural exchanges. Both Vietnam and Japan have a thirst for a bright future, peace and prosperity, a comprehensive strategic partnership for peace and development. The friendship between the two countries will be strengthened and the Vietnam and Japan relations will be more and more developed.

Quang Nam province’s and Japanese leaders at the closing ceremony
Quang Nam province’s and Japanese leaders at the closing ceremony
Minori Daiko drump team at the event
Minori Daiko drum team at the event
Say goodbye
Say goodbye
An art performance at the closing ceremony
An art performance at the closing ceremony
Japanese traditional  snake dance
Japanese traditional snake dance
Hand-in-hand for closely friendship.
Vietnam-Japan friendship.