Japanese professor honoured for Vietnamese culture promotion

June 12, 2006

   06/07/2006 — 21:26(GMT+7)

Ha Noi (VNA) -The Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) has presented an insignia to Prof. Kaneko Kazushige, President of the Institute of Asian Ethno-Forms and Culture, for his contributions to promoting the Vietnamese culture to the world and boosting cultural exchange between Viet Nam and the region.

The insignia "For the Cause of Social Sciences" was granted to Prof. Kazushige, who is also President of Asian School of Japan, by VASS President Prof. Do Hoai Nam in Ha Noi on June 7.

An ethnology expert, Prof. Kazushige has conducted research into Vietnamese culture for nearly 30 years. He has visited various Vietnamese cities and provinces to collect ethnological objects.

On this occasion, Prof. Kazushige presented 560 ethnological objects from 28 Asian countries to the Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology.

These objects, including Japanese prayer books, pottery plates and altars, Indian puppets, Korean clothes and paintings, and Cambodian knitwear, will be displayed in the Kaneko Kazushige Room at the Museum's Southeast Asia House, which will be inaugurated in 2008.-Enditem

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