The ‘Vietnamese Tourism and Cultural Festival’ will be held in some Japanese cities including Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, and Aichi from September 11-23. The event is part of many activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties. The festival will present to Japanese friends a series of cultural activities such as traditional music and dance performances, traditional costume shows, exhibition on Vietnamese people and country, introduce various handicraft products, costumes, and cuisines. There will be also a conference on Vietnamese tourism promotion in Japan. The event is being organized by the Department of International Cooperation, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.