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Japanese Cartoon Film Festival to take place in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:20 am

Japanese Cartoon Film Festival will be held at the National Cinema Center in Hanoi on January 12-16, 2011.

     Poster of the Japanese Cartoon Film Festival

Eight outstanding Japanese animations for 2000 will be screened with Vietnamese sub-titles.

The highlight of this event will be the movie entitled ‘Spirit away’, which is directed by Miyazaki Hayao in 2001. The film won the Golden Bear award in 2002, and was among the Oscar nominees for best-animated feature film, at the 75th annual Academy Awards ceremony.

’Spirit away’ tells about the adventures of a 10-year-old girl, Chihiro, who is lost at an abandoned amusement park. Japanese directors, filmmakers and producers, including popular voice actress Mitsuki Saiga and guitarist Kazuya Nishikawa, will arrive in Hanoi for an exchange with Vietnamese audience.

The Japanese Culture Department, the Japanese Cultural Exchange Centre of Vietnam, the Cinematographic Department and the National Cinema Center are jointly holding the event.
Free tickets are available at the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange from 2 pm on January 5, 2011.

Source: SGGP

Japanese cartoon week to take place in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2010 at 5:56 am

Japanese cartoon week to take place in Hanoi

QĐND – Thursday, December 16, 2010, 21:7 (GMT+7)

A Japanese cartoon week in Vietnam, jointly held by the Vietnamese Cinema Department and the Japanese Culture Department, will be held at the National Cinema Centre in Hanoi from January 12-16.

The event will feature 8 cartoons including Spirited Away, which won the Oscar prize for best animated feature in 2003.

Meetings between film producers and viewers and between Vietnamese and Japanese film makers will be held as part of the event.

Source: VOV

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Japanese martial arts performed in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:54 am

The Japanese Embassy in coordination with the Aikido Yukishudokan and Kendo Hanoi Clubs held a performance of Aikido and Kendo in Hanoi on December 4.

Speaking at the event, Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yasuaki Tanizaki said that Aikido and Kendo are Japan ’s two traditional martial arts that represent the unique cultural identity of the people in the country of cherry blossoms.

He expressed his wish that the performance would help Vietnamese people, especially young people, understand more about the Japanese culture, and strengthen the friendship and mutual understanding between the two nations.

Aikido was formed in Japan and developed throughout the world in the middle of the 20 th century. Aikido practitioners do not use attacking movements but take advantage of their rivals’ strength to master them.

Formed 1,200 years ago, Kendo uses bamboo-made sticks to attack the rival with the aim of strengthening physical and spiritual health as well as improving concentration on study and work.

Source: SGGP

Saigontourist seeks Japanese investment for new hotel projects

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:38 am

Saigontourist seeks Japanese investment for new hotel projects

QĐND – Sunday, December 12, 2010, 22:2 (GMT+7)

Vietnam’s leading tourism company Saigontourist said it is looking for Japanese partners to invest in the development of 12 new hotels and tourism complexes.

General Director Nguyen Huu Tho said the company announced details of the projects to around 70 Japanese companies at a real estate conference in Tokyo late last month.

He said Saigontourist is looking for both capital investment and management cooperation.

“Many investors have made appointments for further discussion and the first meeting will be held in Ho Chi Minh City this month,” Tho said, noting that Japanese investors are, in general, very interested in business opportunities in Vietnam.

He said Saigontourist also plans to buy hotels in Japan as an attempt to expand its operation.

The tourism firm now operates around 100 hotels, resorts and restaurants around the country. It posted revenues of VND8.2 trillion (US$420.6 million) last year and planned to boost the figure to $1 billion in 2015.

The company plans to add 4,000 new rooms to its hotel system in the next five years.

Source: TBKTSG Online/Thanh Nien 


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Japanese whaler cleared of ramming protest boat

In Uncategorized on November 18, 2010 at 6:26 am

Seminar helps Japanese investors in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on November 12, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Japanese PM’s visit promotes strategic partnership

In Uncategorized on October 31, 2010 at 2:11 pm

PM meets Japanese and Australian counterparts

In Uncategorized on October 31, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Japanese joins the ranks of sequenced genomes

In Uncategorized on October 25, 2010 at 9:36 am

A Japanese has joined the elite club of humans whose genetic code has been fully sequenced, according to research unveiled on Sunday.

The unnamed male gave a sample of DNA which has been unravelled to show all three billion base pairs, or “letters” in the double-helix code for life.

Six other genomes are reported to have been fully sequenced since 2001.

They comprise the genomes of James Watson, who co-discovered the structure of DNA; Craig Venter, a US biotech tycoon; a male of the Yoruba ethnicity of western Africa; two Korean males; and a male of Han Chinese ethnicity.

This undated handout illustration shows the DNA double helix

The study, published online in the specialist journal Nature Genetics, is headed by Tatsuhiko Tsunoda of the Centre for Genomic Medicine in Yokohama.

An international research consortium has launched the so-called “Thousand Genomes Project” aimed at fully sequencing the genomes of 1,000 anonymous individuals and placing the data in the public domain.

The project aims at shedding light on genetic variations that can explain inherited vulnerability to disease, tailor drugs to individual needs and help explain the odyssey of human migration.

In email exchange with AFP, Tsunoda said he was cautious about making any early comparison between the Japanese and the other known genomes, as the seven sequencing projects used different methods to unravel the DNA and analyse it.

“More samples — dozens — would be necessary, which is our future plan,” he said.

Tsunoda said his team were working on new ways to spot patterns of multiple variations in the gene code.

“In the future, we would be able to find (a) huge number of variations in individual genomes that should be related to many diseases,” he said.

Source: SGGP

Japanese parliamentarians welcomed in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Japanese parliamentarians welcomed in Hanoi

QĐND – Sunday, October 24, 2010, 20:2 (GMT+7)

Japan wishes to strengthen cooperation with Vietnam in areas that the two countries are interested in, said former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, who is leading a Japanese parliamentarian delegation to Vietnam.

The former Japanese PM made the statement while meeting with Ho Duc Viet, Head of the Personnel Commission of the Party Central Committee and Chairman of the Vietnam-Japan Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group, in Hanoi on October 23.

At the reception, Viet, who is also a Poliburo member and Secretary of the Party Central Committee, said he was pleased with positive development in the Japan-Vietnam relations in various fields, including politics, diplomacy, economics, culture, science and technology, and transport.

He spoke highly of the two countries’ cooperation in atomic energy and thanked the Japanese side for its assistance for Vietnam in training human resources.

He also expressed his wish that Japan and Vietnam will maintain and further develop the friendship between the two legislative bodies and two States.

Yukio Hatoyama informed the host of the results of the Japanese delegation’s working sessions with Minister of Science and Technology Hoang Van Phong and Minister of Transport Ho Nghia Dung.

The former Japanese PM also extended his deep condolences and sympathy to flood victims in central provinces. On behalf of the Japanese delegation, Yukio Hatoyama presented 1 million JPY (VND250 million) to help the victims overcome difficulties and stabilise their lives.

Source: Vietnam Plus


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