Japanese Embassy launches logo design contest for 50th anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties

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Japanese Embassy launches logo design contest for 50th anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties

This image shows Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio (left) welcomed by Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh in Hanoi during the former’s visit to Vietnam in 2021. Photo: TTO

The Japanese Embassy in Vietnam has launched a logo design contest celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries next year.

The contest is open to all people, regardless of their nationalities, ages or professions, and each contestant or group of contestants is allowed to submit only one entry for the contest, the embassy said on its website.

The application form for the contest can be downloaded at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_TkyDJvmUW6E4g_vie8fuKFDYCXJzHRF0ids_AH6b1KAEeg/viewform?usp=sf_link.

Entries should be submitted via email to 50japan-vn@ha.mofa.go.jp by July 7 this year.

According to the organizers, candidate logos should help viewers visualize the special relationship between Japan and Vietnam as well as the similarity and closeness between the two peoples.

The design also needs to reflect the vigorous development of the relationship between the two countries.

The submitted work must be an original one by the applicant that has not ever been published in Japan or overseas and must not infringe any copyright, trademark rights or other rights of any third party.

Logos submitted will not be returned and their authors may be asked by the embassy to make some changes to their works.

The winning logo will be used for commemorative events, exchange projects, public relations materials, and other activities of the anniversary.

The copyright of the selected logo belongs to the Japan-Vietnam Diplomatic Relations 50th Anniversary Business Executive Committee, the embassy said.

The award ceremony is expected to take place in September this year and will be announced at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of Japan in Vietnam, and the website of the 50th Anniversary Japan Executive Committee, according to the embassy.

Since their establishment of diplomatic ties on September 21, 1973, Japan and Vietnam have fruitfully developed their bilateral relation.

Having maintained an extensive strategic partnership with Vietnam since 2014, Japan is the largest official development assistance (ODA) provider, the third-biggest tourism market, and the fourth-largest trade partner of the Southeast Asian country.

Bilateral trade last year reached US$42.7 billion, up 7.8 percent from 2020, and Japan has invested $64.4 billion in Vietnam, behind only South Korea and Singapore.

Vietnamese constitute the biggest foreign community in Japan with over 450,000 people living in 47 localities, mostly in Aichi, Tokyo, Osaka, Saitama, Chiba, and Fukuoka, VnExpress reported.

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