The Hanoitimes - Following the successful organization of the first Vietnam-Japan Mini Book Fair in Ho Chi Minh City in 2016, a second event is to be held at the National Library of Vietnam in Hanoi on May 24 – 25.
The event will be held by the Vietnam Publishers Association and the Japan Publishers Association Shokyo. Through the event, publishers will introduce the latest page-turners and high-brow literary titles from Vietnam and Japan.
There will also be activities to discuss experiences in publishing and copyright trading and to present books to the National Library of Vietnam. Japanese publishers will make a fact-finding tour of Hanoi’s book streets.
Vietnam – Japan mini book fair to be held in Hanoi.
2018 marks the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan. A number of activities will be held in both countries during this special year. Earlier, the 2018 Japan Cultural Exchange Festival officially opened at the Ly Thai To Flower Park in Hanoi on March 23, as part of the activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Vietnam – Japan diplomatic ties.
The four-day festival includes a series of cultural and art exchange activities, introducing the unique cultural characteristics of Japan. At the event, visitors have a chance to enjoy 50 trees and 10,000 branches of cherry blossoms, along with several kinds of flowers and bonsai trees from Vietnam. On the occasion, Japanese Embassy in Vietnam presented 172 cherry blossom trees to Hanoi. They were planted at Hoa Binh (Peace) Park.
In addition, Vietnam Festival 2018 official opened at Yoyogi park, Tokyo, Japan. The event is part of important activities to take place in Japan in 2018 in celebration of the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties, according to Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Nguyen Quoc Cuong.
This year’s event has 120 pavilions, including 60 cuisine ones, and 50 others introducing the image of Vietnamese land and people and Vietnamese goods, along with art performances. The two-day festival attracted over 150,000 visitors.