Various activities have been held in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Japan.

More than 1,500 people flocked to the Vietnam-Japan Cultural Festival on August 24 where there were displays of Japanese costumes such as Kimono and Yukata, as well as Japan ’s traditional dolls and souvenirs.

Visitors could also try their hands at writing calligraphy, join in tea ceremony and put on the Japanese traditional summer wear Yukata for a photo.

The same day, professors from the Japanese university of Hyogo shared their experience in educational management and teaching with teachers and mangerial officials in Ba Ria-Vung Tau at a seminar at the provincial convention hall.

During the event, participants talked about the pedagogic methods for maths, physics, chemistry and other scientific subjects at Japanese general schools. They also touched on the IT application in teaching and the utilisation of experimental equipment at schools.

Deputy Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Thanh Dung underlined education as a driving force behind socio-economic development, adding that the seminar offers a great chance for local teachers to sharpen their teaching skills.

Meanwhile, Dr. Prof. Kunioka Takahino, reflected on the educational innovation in his country, which benefits the local sector and its teaching staff.-VNA