An exhibition displaying 50 selected photos taken by Japanese photographer Hagiwara Takeshi and Vietnamese reporter Nguyen Tien Truong opened in Tokyo on April 27.

The exhibition, part of activities marking the 35th anniversary of the liberation of southern Vietnam (April 30) and the upcoming 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi in October, was jointly held by the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan and the ASEAN-Japan Centre.

Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Phu Binh and nearly 200 visitors were present at the exhibition entitled “Brothers: Vietnam and Japan ”.

On addressing at the exhibition, Binh praised Takeshi and Truong, who reflected Vietnamese and Japanese culture, sentiments and life through their photos, and stressed that the exhibition would be a bridge linking the two peoples, helping build the two countries’ partnership.

Takeshi’s photos remind Vietnamese expatriates in Japan of life in Vietnam while photos taken by Truong helped viewers learn about Japanese life and people, said visitors.

Junko Suzuki, a visitor, said she sees similarities in the two countries’ cultures through the photos although she has never been to Vietnam .

The exhibition is scheduled to open until April 30./.