Participating in USSH’s May Festival in Ho Chi Minh City

On May 25th 2019, Hiroshima University (HU) participated in the May Festival (Satsuki Matsuri) held at the Faculty of Japanese Studies of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, in Ho Chi Minh City (USSH). This cultural event is held every year in May by the Faculty of Japanese Studies of USSH. HU, which has one of its overseas bases in USSH, is also active in helping to support the creation and conduction of this event each year.

In the beginning of the event, the Consul General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City and other special guests gave their welcome speeches on the main stage of the auditorium. Afterwards, the students gave their performances on the stage.

Commemorative photo of the participants (taken in the morning session)

From the afternoon, exhibition stands presented various aspects of Japanese culture, including studying in Japan, during which our staff introduced HU and its overseas study programs. As a fun way to experience Japanese culture, origami paper folding was offered for those interested.

HU’s booth

After that, the students held a “Red and White singing contest” on the main stage in which they entertained the audience with various Japanese dance and song performances.

HU is determined to continue its efforts for further promoting academic and student exchange with Vietnam in a wide range of fields, through various activities utilizing its Vietnam Center including the participation in this annual event.

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