Exchange enriches Vietnam – Japan youth friendship

Nhan Dan Online – The Vietnam – Japan Youth Exchange 2014 (VJYE 2014) took place in the southern province of Binh Phuoc from September 5-10, providing the two countries’ young people an ideal platform for cultural exchanges and sharing activities.  

A tour guide introduces Vietnamese and Japanese youths to the Ta Thiet historical relic. (Credit:
A tour guide introduces Vietnamese and Japanese youths to the Ta Thiet historical relic. (Credit:

The six-day event, co-organised by the provincial Communist Youth Union, Hoa Sen University of Ho Chi Minh City, and the Asia Association of Exchange and Education, aimed to enrich Vietnam – Japan youth friendship in particular and bilateral relations as a whole.

During their visit, 18 Japanese youth delegates had an opportunity to experience the daily lives and activities of Binh Phuoc’s people by living with five local families in Dong Xoai town.

They also held exchanges with the provincial young entrepreneur association and visited the cashew processing factory of Tuan Bong One Member Company Limited in Dong Xoai town and the VND85 billion (nearly US$4 million) Hung Nhon chicken farm in Dong Phu district.

The Japanese youth delegation visited the Ta Thiet historical relic site in Loc Ninh district and participated in tree planting in Ta Thiet hamlet, Loc Thanh commune, to celebrate the 41st anniversary of Vietnam – Japan diplomatic ties.

As part of the exchange programme, the visitors presented gifts, worth VND9 million (US$423), to 70 needy Binh Phuoc students with outstanding academic records. They also joined music performances and cultural activities at a mid-autumn festival held on September 7, and taught students of Tan Phu Primary School and Quang Trung High School for the Gifted in Dong Xoai town some greeting phrases in Japanese and about green technologies.

According to President of the Asia Association of Exchange and Education, Seki Akinori, who headed the Japanese youth contingent, the six-day exchange programme brought young Japanese people interesting experiences on the cultural lives and customs of Vietnam as a whole and Binh Phuoc in particular, thereby enriching their knowledge and understanding about Vietnam and its people.

VNA/ Translated by Nhan Dan Online