Vietnamese booth at the event (Photo:VNA)

Tokyo (VNA) - The Vietnamese Embassy in Tokyo participated in the 40th Asia-Pacific Ladies Friendship Society (ALFS) Charity Bazaar held on April 6.

The event drew the participation of Japanese Princess Hitachi , Japan’s first lady Akie Abe, and ambassadors and their spouses from Asian-Pacific countries.

According to head of the event’s organising board Komura, the annual charity bazaar is aimed at raising funds for welfare activities and aid relief to natural disaster victims, and disadvantaged women and children in ALSF member nations.

At the bazaar, Vietnam and other countries displayed and sold their traditional handicraft products and typical dishes.

The two booths from the Vietnamese delegation included products featuring the unique culture and cuisine of Vietnam including silk, precious stone mosaics and silk embroidered paintings as well as “pho” (Vietnam’s signature noodle soup), “banh ran” (glutinous rice doughnut) and “che tran chau” (pearl tea).

Last year, the women’s union of the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan received nearly 200 million VND (8,600 USD) from the bazaar. The money was spent to build schools for Agent Orange child victims in Vietnam.-VNA