The Vietnamese Embassy hosted a charity fair of the Asia-Pacific Ladies Friendship Society (ALFS) in Tokyo on April 14.

The fair, an annual event to raise relief funds for natural disaster victims throughout the world, drew the participation of 23 other embassies of Asia-Pacific countries and the host Japan.

Japanese Princess Akishino and the wives of several former Japanese Prime Ministers were among the guests to the fair.

According to Le Thieu Ngan, the wife of Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Nguyen Phu Binh, who is the ALFS Managing President for the 2009-2010 term, the participating countries displayed their traditional fine arts and handicrafts at the fair. The money earned from the sales of these products will be handed over to ALFS for charitable work.

At the two previous fairs, the ALFS allocated 18,000 USD for the embassies to conduct charitable activities. The Vietnamese Embassy used the allocated money to build a dormitory in the central province of Nghe An and support flood victims in the northern mountain province of Bac Kan./.