A youth exchange programme between Vietnam and Japan was concluded on September 10 after a number of joint events.

The programme, organised by the southern province of Binh Phuoc, in collaboration with Lotus University ( Ho Chi Minh City ) and the Asia Association of Education and Exchange, aimed to strengthen sustainable development and facilitate cultural exchange between Vietnam and Japan.

During the five-day event, 18 youth delegates from Japan lived with five Vietnamese families in Dong Xoai town, visited outstanding youth-run farms to learn about effective agricultural models, and met with the province’s Association of Young Entrepreneurs.

Moreover, they participated in a number of recreational activities with local residents, visited the historical site of Ta Thiet, and gave gifts worth 9 million VND (450 USD) to 70 exceptional Vietnamese students from disadvantaged families.

The exchange group also visited Tan Phu Elementary School and Quang Trung High School and introduced students to green technologies.

This year’s Vietnam-Japan youth exchange programme celebrated 41 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries.-VNA