At a ceremony held by Fukushima to energize the Vietnamese athletes, Fukushima’s Mayor along with locals and Vietnamese residing in the city chanted "Vietnam fighting!".

Located about 300km north east from Tokyo, Fukushima is the capital city of Fukushima prefecture. In June 2019, it was the host city of the Vietnamese delegation at Olympic Tokyo.

Acting as the host town is expected to boost people-to-people exchange between the two sides./.