COVID-19: Vietnamese stuck in Japan celebrate full-moon festival

The Vietnamese Buddhist Association in Japan and Hana’s Charity have recently organised a full-moon festival at a community centre in Chiba prefecture where many Vietnamese citizens stuck by COVID-19 are staying.

Apart from the festival, the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan and the association have carried out an array of activities at the centre like providing airport transportation services and calling for food donations from Japanese localities.

Currently, 58 Vietnamese are staying at the centre, which was transformed from the dormitory of the Meiyuu Japanese language school, about 40km from Tokyo.

The centre represents a joint effort by the embassy, the association and the Kyodai charity group to help Vietnamese citizens who are stranded or meet difficulties caused by the pandemic.

Put into operation in August, it provides free services for the Vietnamese in need.

Source: Vietnam News Agency