The Hanoitimes - During the first 11 months of 2018, Vietnam supplied 25% of Japan`s imported coffee products, compared with 27% from Brazil, which saw its Japanese exports fall 7% year on year over the same period. Vietnam’s second largest coffee exporter plans 50% stake sale Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival returns in March 9 Ca phe chon among world’s five types of weird coffee around the world Vietnam among world’s must-visit destinations for coffee lovers Vietnam is making its presence felt in Japan's vibrant coffee sector, as the world's second-largest coffee producer leverages its proximity and low-priced beans to close in on market-leader Brazil, according to Nikkei Asian Review. Illustrative photo. During the first 11 months of 2018, Vietnam supplied 25% of Japan's imported coffee products, compared with 27% from Brazil, which saw its Japanese exports fall 7% year on year over the same period. Most of Vietnam's coffee beans are of … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s coffee challenges Brazil for top market slot in Japan
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Vietnamese, Korean lawmakers to push on with cooperation activities Chairman of the RoK-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Group Kim Hak-yong addresses the exchange in Hanoi on January 18 (Photo: quochoi.vn) Parliamentarians of Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) held an exchange programme in Hanoi on January 18 to discuss cooperation between the two countries in various fields. Chairman of the Vietnam-RoK Parliamentary Friendship Group Tran Van Tuy, who is Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA)’s Committee for Deputy Affairs, said the two countries’ parliaments signed a cooperation agreement for the first time in 2009 so as to elevate bilateral ties to a new height. This deal was renewed in 2013 and is being implemented effectively, he said. This exchange programme was an activity facilitated by the two sides’ parliamentary leaders, Tuy noted. Chairman of the RoK-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Group Kim Hak-yong, who is also head of the RoK … [Read more...] about Government News 19/1
Japan Japan has two moon festivals every year, following lunar calendar. Zyuyoga is associated with the traditional customs of "Otsukimi" (meaning watching the moon on the full moon day in autumn). For the people in the land of the rising sun, the festival is the time for them to honor the moon in the fall, the only time the moon is at its fullest. In the Otsukimi festival, the Japanese often make Dango, a type of rice dumplings (mochiko). It is quite similar to mochi and is served with tea. On the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, the Japanese personally hand mix flour with water, pound it to create that structure-builder before proceeds to baking. Dango cake is presented with a Susuki grass vase during moon festivals. Also known as tail flower, susuki is a perennial tall grass that blossoms in the autumn. The moon watching ritual cannot be done without dango cake. Dango cake and susuki grass. Photo courtesy of Katorisi on Wikipedia The legend of Dango cake is traditionally … [Read more...] about Are moon festivals the same everywhere in Asia?
Chả Mãn Tự rau rừng (Mãn Tự style soybean curd cake with wild vegetables) is the favourite choice of visitors to the restaurant. VNS Photo/Ñình Nhi Viet Nam News With natural food becoming increasingly popular in Viet Nam, one of HCM City’s better-known vegan eateries is offering tasty food at inviting prices. My Duyen reports. Though I’m not a Buddhist or a vegan, I eat two meatless meals twice a month, usually on the first and middle day of the month of the lunar calendar. At my recent dinner at Mãn Tự, a vegan restaurant in downtown HCM City, I was impressed by the dishes which had a decidedly different taste. My visit gave me a chance to not only sample the best meatless cuisine I had ever tasted, but also to learn more about veg specialties from different areas. Đỗ Thị Ngọc Phượng, owner and manager of the restaurant, was influenced by recipes from her native province … [Read more...] about Feed your soul in HCMC on vegan feast
PM to chair meeting on wood exports Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will chair a meeting on wood processing industry and forestry exports in HCM City on August 8, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Viet Nam Administration of Forestry has announced.The forthcoming event will attract the participation of more than 500 enterprises operating in wood and representatives from foreign and domestic agencies. They will discuss measures for the fast and sustainable development of timber industry in the time to come.Statistics from the administration revealed that the country earned US$5 billion from forestry exports in the first seven months of this year, up 14 per cent year-on-year.The exports fulfilled nearly 56 per cent of the yearly target and made up 22.6 per cent of the total turnover of the agriculture sector.The US, China, Japan and South Korea were the largest forestry importers of Vietnamese timber goods. Other markets with strong growth … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS 7/8