Japan media gives wide coverage on Emperor’s visit to Vietnam

Vietnamese people's warm welcome for Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko made headlines in many Japanese newspapers on Wednesday.

Various papers in Japan, including "Yomiuri," "Mainichi," "Asahi," Nihon Keizai," "Japanese News," "Japanese Times," and "Japan Today," highlighted Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko's big smile upon being welcomed by Vietnamese people.

Machini newspaper ran a photo of the duo received by Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh at Noi Bai airport on Tuesday, together with the full text of the Emperor's statement on his Vietnam visit.

Asahi newspaper on Wednesday ran an article entitled "Friendly visit of Emperor and Empress to Vietnam", quoting Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc as saying that the visit is a historical event that opens a new chapter in bilateral ties.

The Japan Times revealed that during the visit, the Emperor and Empress will meet families of Japanese soldiers who chose to stay in Vietnam after World War II, as part of efforts to heal war pains and strengthen friendship between the two countries.

On Monday, the NHK Television aired the welcome ceremony for the Japanese guests in Noi Bai airport, while revealing that during the visit, the Japanese Emperor and Empress will perform exchange activities with Vietnamese people.

Source: VOV5