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Hanoi (VNA) – A Vietnam – Japan music gala will be held in Hanoi on September 9 celebrating the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties, said General Director of Vietnam Television (VTV) Tran Binh Minh on September 8.

The music gala, which will be co-hosted by the VTV, the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Hanoi, will gather well-known artists from the two countries, featuring not only traditional but also pop music, Minh said.

The event will be broadcast on VTV1 channel on September 15.

Vietnam – Japan and Japan – Vietnam Special Ambassador Ryotaro Sugi expressed his hope that the two countries will work more closely together in diverse fields following the gala.

Vietnamese artists joining the event include singer My Linh, Dong Nhi, Trong Hieu, Yanbi, Duong Tran Nghia, rapper Weeza, Ngoi Sao Nho club, Young Hit Young Beat and The Wings bands. Japanese artists Pikotaro, Godai Natsuko will also stage performances.

Before the gala the same day, a red carpet programme will welcome Vietnamese high-ranking leaders, the Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam and participating artists.-VNA