Viet Nam wants to beef up cooperation with Japan in culture, sports and tourism, and will closely coordinate with the country to organise cultural exchanges in the near future.
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh made the statement while receiving the Viet Nam-Japan Special Friendship Ambassador, Sugi Ryotaro, in Ha Noi on Nov. 1.
The minister spoke highly of Sugi Ryotaro’s positive contributions to deepening cultural ties between
Sugi Ryotaro, who doubles as Japan-Viet Nam Goodwill Ambassador, said his visit to
The ambassador asked his host for help to organise the contest and following competition, as well as cultural activities to celebrate the 35th anniversary of
Sugi Ryotaro was appointed by the Vietnamese Government as Viet Nam-Japan Special Friendship Ambassador on
The goodwill ambassador is widely known in
He has also donated buses, ambulances and medicine to a number of Vietnamese organisations and has sponsored 20 Vietnamese orphans.
Sugi Ryotaro also supported the "Illiteracy Elimination Programme in
In recognition of his contributions, State President Tran Duc Luong awarded Sugi Ryotaro the “Friendship Medal” in 1997.Source: Vna