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?
Vietnam fisheries int’l exhibition opens in HCM City Visitors to the Vietnam Fisheries International Exhibition (Vietfish) 2018 The Vietnam Fisheries International Exhibition (Vietfish) 2018 kicked off at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City on August 22. The event attracts 233 exhibitors from 14 countries and territories, including 153 of Vietnam, showcasing aquatic products in 374 booths. The numbers of both exhibitors and booths increase by 6.8 percent and 3.6 percent, respectively, from last year. Vietfish 2018, lasting through August 24, also features many workshops discussing the market situation, production trends and other hot topics in the fisheries sector at present. Ngo Van Ich, Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers, said over the last 20 years, Vietfish has established itself as a leading and influential fisheries exhibition in Asia as seen in the surge of exhibitors, booths and visitors. He noted … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 23/8
Overcoming adversity: Chilean Andres Godoy will demonstrate his one-handed guitar technique at the 4th Việt Nam International Finger-Style Guitar Festival on August 25. — Photo courtesy of the festival organiserViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Five international guitarists will perform at the 4th Việt Nam International Finger-Style Guitar Festival at Việt Nam Youth Theatre on August 25. The musicians are Andres Godoy; Ryohei Shimoyama; Tom Lumen; Claus Boesser-Ferrari and Huang Chia-Wei, who are regarded as among the most talented guitarists in the world. The 4th edition of the festival is co-hosted by the Wind String Music and Vietnam Fingerstyle Guitar Organisation (VNFS). "This year’s festival will host amazing artists coming from many different countries," said Đỗ Dương Tùng, chairman of VNFS. "The concert will be an extraordinary event for local music lovers to enjoy guitar finger-styles from all over the … [Read more...] about Hà Nội to host Finger-Style Guitar Fest