This was part of the Japan Cultural Days in Quang Nam to celebrate the 45th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties (September 21, 1973).
Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Van Tan highlighted the growing extensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Japan for peace and prosperity in Asia.
The strong development of the bilateral relations in a comprehensive and practical manner creates a foundation for the two countries to expand people-to-people exchanges in various realms such as culture, education, and science-technology, he said.
Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hoi An city Nguyen Van Son said that Hoi An is one of the localities in Vietnam having early friendship ties with Japan and the two sides boast long-standing trade, economic and culture exchanges, which were dated back to hundreds years ago when Japanese traders came to Hoi An to do business, contributing to the prosperity of the one-time international trading port.
The past trade, economic and cultural exchanges between Vietnam and Japan in Hoi have created a foundation for the thriving friendship at present, he said.
Over the past 30 years, many researchers, managers and entrepreneurs from Japan have come to Hoi An to cooperate in scientific research, heritage preservation, and investment to develop tourism and services, Son added.
Through the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam, Japanese organisations have provided financial and technical assistance for research, archaeological activities, and conservation of the ancient city as well as restoration of degrading relic sites.