The decision to expand the scale of the festival was made during a working session between Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien and Tsumoto Takebe, Special Advisor to the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance, in Hanoi.

Tsumoto Takebe expressed the Japanese side’s expectation of expanding the festival.

The Japan Business Association will host a dialogue on Japanese-Vietnamese peace as part of the event.

Attendees of the festival will have the opportunity to take part in traditional Japanese street dances and admire the vibrant lanterns from the “country of sunrise”.

The festival is planned to have approximately 160 pavilions, with 80 representing Japanese enterprises and agencies and 80 from Vietnam.