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Ho Chi Minh City (VNA) – A two-day festival promoting publication copyright compliance and the publishing industry, organised by Vietnam and Japan, began in Ho Chi Minh City on May 26.

The event gathers 16 Japanese and 19 Vietnamese publishing houses, all members of the two countries’ book publishing associations.

The festival enables the firms to meet and form partnerships.

On May 28, the two delegations will attend a seminar on publishing and copyright in Vietnam and Japan.

Then they will tour District 1’s Nguyen Van Binh street – the local book street – as well as bookstores selling Japanese books from the HCM City Book Distribution JSC (Fahasa), Youth Publishing House and Nha Nam book company.-VNA