Japan-Korea Exchange Festival held online for the first time September 26 at 9:49 p.m. due to the influence of the Corona Virus
The Japan-Korea Exchange Festival, an annual cultural exchange event supported by the governments of Japan and South Korea, was held online for the first time under the influence of the new Coronavirus, and young people from both countries exchanged opinions on cultural differences.
The Japan-Korea Exchange Festival, held every year in Tokyo and Seoul, is said to be the largest cultural exchange event between Japan and South Korea, and last year more than 70,000 people visited the venue in Tokyo in two days.
The 12th event was held online for the first time due to the effects of the new coronavirus, and on the afternoon of the 26th, the contents of the live broadcast and pre-recording were distributed on a special site.
From the venue in Tokyo, the performances of pianists and violinists active in both Japan and South Korea were broadcast live, as well as songs and dances recorded by popular Korean artists for the day.
In addition, at an online exchange meeting where young Koreans studying Japanese could talk freely, participants exchanged opinions about cultural differences and were excited by the story of their favorite idols in common.
A 21-year-old female university student living in Hyogo Prefecture who participated in the exchange party said, “I couldn’t go to Tokyo until now, but I was able to participate easily online. It was good to know the culture and differences of each other’s countries.”
According to the organizers, about 30,000 people had visited the special site by 6 p.m., and many comments were received from people who had not been able to attend the venue in Tokyo until now.