An exhibition on opportunities to study and work in Japan and a ceremony to award winners of the second Japanese writing contest were held in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, as part of activities marking the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties.

These activities were jointly organised by Ho Chi Minh City’s Union of Friendship Associations, the Japanese Consulate General in the city, and the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
At the exhibition, nearly 150 Japanese universities, colleges and enterprises introduced the latest information on Japan’s policies, the studying environment in Japan and job opportunities in Japanese businesses.

Meanwhile, the second Japanese writing contest attracted nearly 1,000 entries submitted by students from local high schools, universities, and Japanese language schools.

Four first prize winners are awarded with a ten-day trip to Japan.
Hida Harumitsu, Japan’s Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City said that the Vietnam-Japan relationship has been expanding in all fields.

He noted that more than 45,000 Vietnamese people are learning Japanese and up to 4,500 Vietnamese students are studying in Japan.-VNA