Vietnam attends Asia-Pacific charity bazaar in Tokyo

A charity bazaar was held in Tokyo on April 18 by the Asia-Pacific Ladies Friendship Society (AFLS) to raise funds for social welfare activities and natural disaster victims.

The annual event offered an opportunity for women from twenty seven member countries to introduce unique values through their pavilions on culinary arts, traditional handicrafts and cultural performances.

The Vietnamese stall attracted a lot of visitors, including Princess Hitachi, who wanted to buy some things special.

Operating under the sponsorship of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, AFLS aims to strengthen friendship among Asia-Pacific nations and raise funds for social welfare activities. The organization has nearly 500 members including wives of former Prime Ministers, politicians and senior diplomats, and ambassadors.

All proceeds from last year’s event were granted to victims in Japan’s northeastern region which was badly damaged by the earthquake and tsunami on March 11.