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Tokyo (VNA) –
Vietnamese culinary delights are drawing attention at the 41st FOODEX, Japan’s largest international food and beverage exhibition, which opened in Chiba prefecture on March 8.

Twenty-one Vietnamese firms are displaying their products, including fruit, cashews, cakes and juices, on an area of 180 square metres.

According to Nguyen Hong Viet, head of the Trade Promotion Centre of Agriculture’s Media and Event Department, Vietnam has taken part in the annual exposition since 2012.

This year marks the country’s fifth time participating and is the largest in scale yet, both in terms of numbers and exhibition space.

Vietnamese products are receiving credit from several international businesses at the fair and expect to make inroads into the Japanese market.

Vietnamese Trade Counselor to Japan Nguyen Trung Dung said FOODEX Japan 2016 opens a great opportunity for Vietnam to boost exports to Japan.

The trade show, which lasts through to March 11, gathers 3,000 enterprises from 83 countries and territories worldwide and is estimated to welcome 75,000 visitors.-VNA