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Japanese Emperor talked to former Japan alumni

Update: March, 02/2017 - 17:16
The Emperor shakes hand with Ngô Minh Thủy, Vice Rector of Việt Nam National University’s University of Foreign Languages and International Studies, who is also a Japan Alumni.

Viet Nam NewsHÀ NỘI — Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, who are on an official visit to Việt Nam, met with Vietnamese alumni of Việt Nam’s first university in Hà Nội, Văn Miếu – Quốc Tử Giám (Temple of Literature), who studied in Japan.

To welcome the Emperor and the Empress, many Japanese living in Việt Nam gathered at the area near Văn Miếu Quốc Tử Giám with Japanese flags in hands.

The Emperor and the Empress at Văn Miếu Quốc Tử Giám. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Sơn

Talking to the former students, Emperor Akihito called them the bridge that connects Việt Nam and Japan and expressed his wish that they continue to contribute to the good relationship between the two countries.

Ngô Minh Thủy, Vice Rector of Việt Nam National University’s Foreign Languages and International Studies programme and the vice president of the Việt Nam – Japan Friendship Association and president of the Japan Alumni Club in Việt Nam, said it was a memorable day.

“The Emperor and Empress were very friendly and down-to-earth,” she said.

Many Japanese living in Hà Nội gather to welcome the Emperor and the Empress. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Sơn

She also said that the Việt Nam – Japan Friendship Association has organised many activities to foster the relationship between the two peoples and nations.

The former students said they all share the desire to continue nurturing bilateral friendly ties.

In the same afternoon, the Japanese guests met families of Japanese war veterans living in Việt Nam. — VNS

 

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