Nearly 1,000 students from Japan’s Fukuoka prefecture have arrived in Vietnam to take part in a tourism study programme.

During the programme, which will end in early December, the students will visit cultural and historical sites in HCM City and natural landscapes in the southwestern region, as well as learn how to cook Vietnamese food and play traditional musical instruments.

They will also have cultural and sports exchange activities with friends from the Le Hong Phong and Le Quy Don Secondary Schools in HCM City.

Organisers say that the programme, the first of its kind held for Fukuoka’s students, is divided into four phases, giving numerous useful lessons to them who will act as a bridge reinforcing Vietnam and Japan’s relations in the future.

The event is co-organised by the Consulate General of Vietnam in Fukuoka, the Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Association in the prefecture, the Kyushu–Vietnam Friendship Association and the HCM City Union of Friendship Associations.-VNA