The second Japanese-language eloquence contest was held in the northern port city of Hai Phong on August 2, highlighting the friendship between Vietnam and Japan.

The first prize went to Vu Hoang Anh, whose presentation was about his impression on Japan ’s science-technology achievements in robot industry.

Before the final round, candidates had a chance to visit Japanese businesses operating in the city and share knowledge about the culture and living styles of the Japanese with their fellows.

Hai Phong plans to develop the teaching and learning of this language in the future, according to Director of the municipal Foreign Office Nguyen Anh Tuan.

The first event was held in the city last year to mark the 40 th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Japan./.