At the press conference, the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced exciting news for Vietnamese travelers: a new Visa Exemption Program has been established to make it easier for Vietnamese citizens to visit Japan. Under the program, citizens of Vietnam who hold ordinary passports can now enter Japan without a visa for up to 15 days.
This is an exciting development for Vietnam, as it marks the first time that citizens of the country have been granted visa-free access to Japan. The program is expected to significantly increase the number of Vietnamese tourists visiting Japan, opening up new opportunities for business, cultural exchange, and tourism.
The Visa Exemption Program is part of a larger effort by the Japanese government to promote cultural exchange and tourism with other countries. The program is expected to provide an economic boost to the Japanese economy, as well as promote mutual understanding between the two countries.
The announcement of the Visa Exemption Program was met with enthusiasm by the Vietnamese government and citizens alike. This new initiative is seen as an important step towards forging closer ties between Japan and Vietnam, and will no doubt be welcomed by travelers from both countries.
The story of Araki Sotaro, a Red Seal ship trader living in the Azuchi Momoyama period to Edo period, is quite remarkable. He ventured from Nagasaki to Dang Trong in central Vietnam, where he managed to gain the trust of the local ruler, King Nguyen Phuc Nguyen. This trust was strong enough for Sotaro to eventually marry the King’s daughter, Princess Ngoc Hoa.
Sotaro took Princess Ngoc Hoa to Nagasaki as his wife, and the people of the city welcomed her with open arms. She was given the name Anio-san, and she spent the remainder of her life in Nagasaki, embraced by the locals. She became beloved by many, and her story is still remembered today.
Commemorating the golden jubilee of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries, the opera stands as a symbol of potential diplomacy that draws upon the rich heritage of friendship and mutual respect between the two nations.
The opera will draw the participation of artists from both countries including Dao To Loan and Bui Thi Trang from Vietnam, and Kobori Yusuke and Yamamoto Kohei from Japan. They will perform in both Vietnamese and Japanese.
The enchanting opera, “Princess Anio,” is set to be staged in Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hung Yen in the near future. Audiences will be treated to a captivating performance that is sure to provide a feast for the eyes and ears. Don’t miss your chance to experience this magical production, and get your tickets soon!