Japanese Emperor’s Vietnam visit attracts media attention

The visit of the Japanese Emperor and Empress to Vietnam from February 28 to March 5 has received a lot of attention from the world media.

On March 1, many major Japanese newspapers carried on the front page the warm welcome given to the Japanese royal couple in Vietnam. The Kyodo News quoted Emperor Akihito as saying at a State banquet hosted by President Tran Dai Quang on March 1 evening that he hoped the visit will contribute to further deepening mutual understanding and strengthening bilateral ties. Japanese media highlighted that Vietnam and Japan are strategic partners and Japan is currently the top economic partner and the largest ODA provider of Vietnam. Public broadcaster NHK said the Emperor and Empress's visit added freshness and made the Vietnam-Japan ties more complete. Talking to the French news agency AFP, Yuji Otabe, professor at Shizuoka University of Welfare and expert on Japanese modern history said that the visit is of great important for both countries. He said both Vietnam and Japan wanted to further strengthen bilateral ties.

Source: VOV5