The 10th Hoi An-Japan Cultural Exchange will take place between August 24-26 in Hoi An city, in the central province of Quang Nam to respond to the National Year of Heritage Tourism 2012.

During the three-day event, a wide range of activities have been scheduled including a photo exhibition “The long way of Hoi An-Japan cooperation and exchange”, another featuring the reconstruction after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, an introduction of the history of Japan and Hoi An city in Vietnamese and English, and the inauguration of Luong The Vinh primary school built with financial assistance from Japan.

Environmental activities will also be a feature, with a community clean-up programme called ‘One Hour for a Cleaner Hoi An’ and the launch of a garbage reduction project modeled after Naha city in Japan.

Vo Phung, director of the Hoi An Centre for Culture and Sports, said that the event jointly held by the Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee and the Japanese Embassy, will symbolise the ties between Hoi An city and Japan in cooperative events through culture. Visitors will have a chance to watch special art performances and understand more about cultures and peoples of Hoi An and Japan.-VNA