More than 500 students from Vietnam and other countries participated in “Vietnamese Day 2011” in Tokyo, Japan on June 18.
A variety of activities took place during the event, including introducing the 4,000 year history of Vietnam, along with the country’s culture, food and attractive tourist destinations.
Arts performances were co-ordinated by Vietnamese and foreign students and received warm encouragement from the crowd.
The song “Faherland” performed in both Vietnamese and Japanese left foreign students filled with emotion. “I want to learn to sing this song,” said Emiko Hakozaki.
Nguyen Huu Quyet, a member of the organising board, said Vietnamese students in Japan wanted to advertise their country to the world community through the event and allow them to learn more about traditional Vietnamese culture.
Vietnam also wants to share with Japanese friends who are still overcoming difficulties after the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, Quyet noted.