A Japanese culture week commenced in central Nghe An province on June 10 with a wide range of activities.

The week was co-organised by the Nghe An Union of Friendship Organisations and the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Association to mark the 40 th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties and the 2013 Vietnam-Japan Friendship Year.

During the week, numerous photos, books and documents are on display to popularise the image of Japan and its people, and the friendship between the two countries.

Three Japanese films including Antoki no Inochi, Mai Mai Shinko and a documentary “Japan in the eye of Phan Boi Chau” are expected to be presented during the event.

On the occasion, representatives from the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam , Japan ’s economic organisations in Hanoi , Kasumigaura city and Japanese enterprises in the province will pay a visit to the memorial house of Phan Boi Chau in Nam Dan district, who played an important role in establishing the friendly relationship between Vietnam and Japan .

Japan has ranked first among foreign investors Nghe An for years, notably a one-billion USD project of Kobe Steel, Ltd in the Dong Hoi Industrial Park.

The province also signed agreements with Japanese investors to deploy four projects worth a total of 25 million USD in the field of solar energy, automobile parts, photo-electric equipment, and vocational training.

Besides, Nghe An is cooperating with Japan’s Nikken Sekkei Civil Engineering, Ltd ( NSC ) to establish a master plan for Vinh city by 2020 with a vision towards 2030, and a seaport building company from Japan to design the Cua Lo deep water port.-VNA