Photo exhibition on Japan earthquake in Hanoi

Nearly 100 photos showing Japan before and after the recent tsunami and earthquake are on display at an exhibition which opened at the Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi on February 27.

Photo exhibition on Japan earthquake in HanoiThe event is being held by the Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts in coordination with the Asahi Shinbun Newspaper and Mitsubishi Corporation (Japan), under the sponsorship of the Japanese Embassy, the Japanese Business Association in Vietnam and the Vietnam-Japan Human Resources Cooperation Centre (VJCC), as part of activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties and mark the second anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in eastern Japan.

These photos were take by reporters from Asahi Shinbun Newspaper, depicting the devastation and collapsed structures after the disaster on March 11, 2011 in three eastern provinces of Japan, as well as efforts of local people in reconstruction, with timely assistance from the Japanese and Vietnamese governments since the earthquake hit the region.

The exhibition will run until March 4. The organizing board will put on a seminar and a talk with Japanese speaker Nobuyoshi Nakamura – journalist from Asahi Shinbun Newpaper, who reported from the earthquake-hit region at 6pm on March 11.

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