Distinguished guests attending the event included Princess Hitachi, wife of Japan’s Prime Minister, Akie Abe and the wives of senior government officials.
Speaking at the ceremony, head of the organizing board, Ms Komura expressed her deep appreciation for the enthusiastic support of the Japanese Government, embassies, donors and guests at the bazaar, aiming to raise funds to provide assistance for education and victims of natural disasters.
|Princess Hitachi visits Vietnamese pavilions
"The proceeds will help build a better world for disadvantaged people, especially poor women and children,” she said.
Le Nguyen Nga, wife of Vietnamese ambassador to Japan, said that Vietnamese embassy women’s union participated in staging the culinary and handcrafts pavilions at the event.
”The women’s union is highly desirous of introducing Vietnam’s cultural characteristics and culinary arts to international friends,” she said.
Nga added that nearly VND200 million collected from the 2013 charity bazaar were used to build schools for Agent Orange children in Vietnam and part of the funds raised from this year’s event will be used to support poor children in disadvantaged areas.