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Photo contest on Vietnam – Japan friendship launched

A photo contest on Vietnamese and Japanese youths joining hands in fostering friendship was launched in Hanoi on July 31 by the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Vietnam Youth Federation Central Committee.

The contest, part of activities to mark the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Japan (September 21, 1973), aims to improve young people’s understanding of the bilateral ties as well as friendship between the two peoples, helping Japanese people and the youth in particular gain a deeper insight into Vietnam’s land and people in the integration process.

The contest is open to all youth, amateur and professional photographers and reporters from Vietnam and Japan.

Photos should capture the solidarity, friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Japan, diplomatic activities, cultural exchanges and economic and political events taking place in both countries, beautiful images of the land, people, customs, and the special cultural characteristics, national construction and socio-economic achievements of the two nations.

The organising board will present one first, two second, five third and five consolidation prizes with a total value of 90 million VND (3,858 US dollars).

Entries can be sent to the organizing board from August 1 to September 30 via post or email at