Taku Haruyoshi is the office manager for the Viet Nam Liaison Office
of Tierra International Affairs, a multi-faceted company based in Kobe,
Japan, whose core business is education. Van Dat spoke to Haruyoshi
about his company's efforts to encourage environmental awareness and
exchange between Japanese and Vietnamese students through an annual
tree-planting activity in Can Gio Mangrove Forest.
Chuyen Chang Dung Si (Story of a Valiant Man) will be performed
during the second ASEAN-China Festival to be held in Nanning, China,
this October. Nguyen Anh Tu, deputy director of the theatre staging
the event, talks with Lan Dung about theatre for children in Viet Nam.
Chef Bobby Chinn became popular in Viet Nam after opening
restaurants in Ha Noi (in 2001) and HCM City (in 2011). He recently
opened a new Vietnamese-influenced restaurant in London, The House of
Ho. The new Ambassador of Viet Nam's Tourism in Europe speaks to Le
Professor Ngo Bao Chau of the University of Chicago is the first
Vietnamese mathematician to win a Fields Medal. He recently talked to Sunday Viet Nam News about the ongoing reform of Viet Nam's higher education. Tran Thu Van reports
"Art dolls" are not toys for children. Rather, they are artistic
creations that have become increasingly popular around the world. Tran
Thu Hang has brought this style of contemporary art to Viet Nam. The
artist talks with Dinh Phuong Linh about the many sources of inspiration
for her handcrafted dolls as well as her philosophy on life and art.
Designer Nguyen Cong Tri, one of the biggest names in contemporary
Vietnamese fashion, just returned from the Origin-Passion & Be Life
exhibition in Italy's Vincenza. He spoke to Thy Khac about his career
and international experience.
Tay Thi Nguyen, a 20-year-old college student from Long An
Province, defied all odds to pursue education. Even after her parents
burned all her books, she continued to find ways to read. A New York Times column detailed her courageous story, calling her "graduate of the year".
Le Ha Uyen wanted to share her passion for her native cuisine with
her international friends, and in doing so she discovered the
subtleties that made Vietnamese cuisine so diverse, Luong Thu Huong
Nguyen Thuy Trang studied arts and media at L'E'cole superieure des
Beaux-Arts d'Angers, from where she graduated in 2012. She received an
award from the Viet Nam Fine Arts Association in 2010 and took part in
the International Mini Textile Exhibition in France in 2012.
Park Noh Wan, the Minister-Counsellor of the Embassy of the Republic
of Korea in Viet Nam, recently became the first foreigner to receive
the International Relations Doctoral Degree from the Diplomatic Academy
of Viet Nam.