Lasting impressions of Japanese culture
Vietnamese need to deepen understanding of their own culture and society in order to better appreciate and compare it with other cultures, Kazumi Inami, director of the Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Viet Nam, tells Thu Trang.
Army veteran To Hoai Dan or Sau Dan from the southernmost province of Ca Mau devoted almost a decade to researching, investing and developing a wind power project in the neighbouring province of Bac Lieu. The General Director of Cong Ly Company spoke to Thanh Ha about the project, now worth nearly VND6,000 billion (US$300 million).
Fond memories of her native place, Ha Giang, and empathy for women who live difficult lives there impells Do Bich Thuy to write stories that reach the heart of urban dwellers, but her love for Ha Noi is also a muse, the author tells Thu Trang.
Huynh Ba Long, who currently works at the Treû Publishing House, has appeared in a number of reality television programmes. He spoke to Mi Ly about his experience making human interest programmes about individuals with disabilities.
John Reilly, chairman of Friends of Viet Nam Heritage (FVH) Ha Noi, an organisation that aims to enhance foreigners' understanding of Viet Nam's cultural heritages, tells Ha Nguyen that local residents also benefit from their membership.
After winning the Miss Ao Dai Viet Nam crown on January 5, supermodel Tran Ngoc Lan Khue will represent the country at the 2015 Miss World pageant. The 22-year-old student at the HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humanities talks with Thuy Hang about her latest victory.
The Phuong My brand has been making waves in the international fashion industry, but its designer focuses her creativity on the modern Asian woman with sophisticated, simple tastes, Phuong Linh reports.
Do Trong Hieu, 14, is the 3,000th "heart child" of the VinaCapital Foundation's ‘Heartbeat" programme. The teenager, who suffered the added complication of congenitally dislocated knees, will have surgery next week that will put his life back on track and enable him to walk upright soon.
Weightlifter raises the bar for Viet Nam
Thach Kim Tuan, who recently became the country's first weightlifter to win a world-level gold medal, spoke with Thanh Nga.
Life's struggles inspire Vietnamese author
Young Vietnamese bestselling author Phan Viet, back in Viet Nam from the US to serve as a judge at the YxineFF film festival, throws more light on her carreer as a writer in a conversation with Thu Trang.
Sugi Ryotaro, Viet Nam-Japan special ambassador, has been recognised as an honorary citizen of Ha Noi for helping develop co-operative relations between the two countries in the past 20 years. He discusses his social and cultural work in Viet Nam with Thu Trang.

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Confiscated bikes set for charity sale Confiscated bikes set for charity sale

The National Traffic Safety Committee plans to sell motorbikes and bicycles driving on expressways that have been banned for their use.

Cycling race escort dies in accident Cycling race escort dies in accident

A member of a motorbike escort group for the Binh Duong Open International Women's Bike Race died yesterday after being hit by a motorbike tour group.

Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen

The five-star Furama Resort has released a 120-page cookbook titled A Journey Through Viet Nam's Cuisine, featuring recipes from the resort's culinary library.

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.

Da Nang to teach archipelago history Da Nang to teach archipelago history

The history of Da Nang and its relationship with the Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) will be introduced into the curricula at secondary and high schools in the central coastal city this year, officials have announced.