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Vietnam Festival 2012 
5th Anniversary:

At Yoyogi Park, one of the popular parks in central Tokyo, a series of ethnic festivals is held from spring through fall every year to introduce local food, culture, and music from different countries around the world, including Thailand, Laos, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and India in Asia and Jamaica and Brazil in Central and South America. This month, as part of the series, the Vietnam Festival is held on September 15 (Sat.) and 16 (Sun.) at the event area of the park.

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Since it was first held in 2008 to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Vietnam and Japan, the Vietnam Festival at Yoyogi Park has grown into the largest Vietnamese event in Japan. The festival attracts over 100,000 visitors every year as a place where anyone who is related to or is interested in Vietnam can gather to celebrate its culture and history. The 4th festival last year brought a record-breaking 150,000 visitors for two days. This year, the festival will be further expanded and upgraded with more events according its annual theme, "Meet Vietnam!"

For this year's featured musical guests, popular singer Dan Truong and youth idol Phuong Vy will be performing special concerts for Japanese audiences. Do not miss a rare chance to enjoy a live performance by Vietnamese top artists.

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Visitors will also enjoy about 80 booths which will sell a variety of Vietnamese foods and souvenir items. At the food booths, dishes that are not usually available in Japan will be served in addition to popular menus such as pho (noodles), fried spring rolls, and banh xeo (savory pancakes). Popular ao dai (traditional dress for women), colorful plastic baskets, and many other fun and interesting items are found at the souvenir booths. Discover and fall in love with all the charms and attractions that Vietnam has to offer.

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Vietnam Festival 2012

Date &Time: September 15 (Sat.) and 16 (Sun.), 2012/ 10:00 to 20:00 (rain or shine)
Venue: Yoyogi Park Event Area
Admission: Free
Vietnam Festival 2012 official website (in Japanese only)
*Check out the Vietnam Festival Supporters pages on Facebook and Twitter!