|Visitors to the “The Peace Movement in Japan Supporting Việt Nam during Wartime (1954 – 1975) and the Friendship between Việt Nam and Japan” exhibition at the HCM City War Remnants Museum. VNS Photo by Phương Mai |Viet Nam News
HCM CITY – An exhibition titled “The Peace Movement in Japan Supporting Việt Nam during Wartime (1954 – 1975) and the Friendship between Việt Nam and Japan” opened at the HCM City War Remnants Museum yesterday (August 20).
The two-month-long event is organised by the museum and the 10-8 Yamazaki Hiroaki Project of Japan to celebrate Việt Nam’s 72nd National Day and 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Việt Nam – Japan Friendship Association.
More than 200 photos and objects featuring Beheiren – The Peace Commission for Việt Nam, an anti-war movement established in Japan to demand an end to the American War in Việt Nam, are on display.
They highlight the commission’s monthly anti-war rallies from 1965 to 1974 that saw thousands of people participate in cities like Tokyo and Oizumi.
Books, posters, propaganda paintings and newspaper stories supporting Việt Nam created by Beheiren members too are on display.
There are also photos featured the diplomatic relationship between Việt Nam and Japan.
Japanese historian Yamamoto Yoshitaka of the 10-8 Yamazaki Hiroaki Project spoke at the opening ceremony: “The exhibition is aimed at demonstrating the history of the anti-Việt Nam War movement in Japan to visitors to the museum from around the world.”
The event will go on until October 20. The museum is situated at 28 Võ Văn Tần Street, District 3. — VNS