The region covers seven prefectures on Kyushu Island and the Okinawa Prefecture.

At the event

In his letter sent to the congress to establish the association, Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Hieu praised the efforts made by the Association of Vietnamese in Fukuoka and the provisional executive committee of the Vietnam-Japan of Vietnam-Japan families in mobilizing support and participation for the establishment.

Hieu, also Chairman of the Foreign Ministry’s State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs, expressed his belief that the new association will become a trusted address for connecting, supporting and gathering the community toward a stable and happy life, integration into Japanese society, preservation of traditional cultural identities, and contribution to the two nations’ friendship.

At the congress held at the Vietnamese Consulate General in Fukuoka on December 25, more than 40 delegates passed the association’s operation charter and elected the executive board for the 2021-2023 term.

Vietnamese Consul General to Fukuoka Vu Binh pledged to assist the association’s operation.

Chairwoman of the association Nguyen Thi Minh Nguyet stressed her commitment to planning and implementing future activities taking into account comments and recommendations collected at the congress.

Source: VNA