Mottainai festival supports child victims of traffic accidents The Saigon Times Daily Actor Manh Truong, one of Mottainai festival’s ambassadors, and his wife take part in the Mottainai Run - PHOTO: VNA HCMC - The Vietnam Women’s Association in collaboration with the Japanese Embassy organized the sixth Mottainai festival in Hanoi on October 13 to support child victims of traffic accidents. With the theme “Give Love - Receive Happiness”, the program included a wide range of cultural, artistic and sporting activities. Particularly, the Mottainai Run was held as part of the program to raise funds for child victims of traffic accidents. The organizers also presented scholarships to 71 children who lost father or mother by traffic accidents, and those who are direct victims of traffic accidents, as well as gifts to nearly 300 children from child care centers in Hanoi. Mottainai is a Japanese word that means “regret for something to be wasted”, … [Read more...] about Mottainai festival supports child victims of traffic accidents
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VietNamNet Bridge – A video clip featuring a teacher in a secondary school in HCM City giving cash rewards to students has gone viral. Illustrative image. – File photo Du Thi Lan Huong, a guest teacher of Chu Van An Secondary School, appeared with some bundles of cash, awarding the money to a long line of students who gained scores of 6.5 points or more in their exams. The students looked joyful and excited. According to Huong’s rule, students would show their test papers as proof, and receive VND20,000 ($0.8) for each. This is not the first time the teacher has given such bonuses to her students. Previously, she offered VND2,000-3,000 ($0.08-0.13) for those who scored at least 8 points in their exams. The amount of money is small and was used as a way of praising students and encouraging them to study harder in upcoming tests. The clip has received thousands of shares and comments from the public, mostly showing their interest and … [Read more...] about Cash rewards for studying?
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh said the establishment of the center is significant to growing relations between the two countries. He added the Centre for India Studies, which was established in Viet Nam four years ago, has helped Vietnamese understand more about India and the Viet Nam-India relations. Secretary (East) in the Indian Ministry of External AffairsPreeti Saran stated the Viet Nam – India friendship has been based on their differences, similarities and common benefits over the centuries. She stated that today, Viet Nam is not only a trustworthy friend of India but also a key pillar in India’s Act East policy and an important partner of the country in ASEAN. The Viet Nam Embassy in India will do its best to support the centre, particularly in its early stages, the diplomat affirmed. On the occasion, the centre launched its website and signed a memorandum of … [Read more...] about VN Studies Center inaugurated in India
Fulbright University Vietnam, the first American-style, non-profit university in the country, has appointed a new chair to succeed her predecessor whose role at the school raised ethical questions. Helen Kim Bottomly, 72, served as President of Wellesley College in the U.S., the world's top-ranked college for women, from 2007 to 2016, Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV) announced in a statement on Wednesday. An immunobiologist and scientist, Bottomly was a faculty member at Yale University between 1980 and 2007, and also served as Yale’s Deputy Provost. She is an elected member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an elected member of the National Academy of Inventors. “The opportunity to help create a new liberal arts university in Vietnam is a worthwhile and important endeavor. The energy and dynamism of Vietnam’s young people makes Vietnam a particularly special place to create a new institution of higher learning,” Bottomly said, … [Read more...] about Fulbright University Vietnam assigns new chair to replace controversial predecessor
The ninja research facility will be established in July. A Japanese university is planning what it says will be the world's first research centre devoted to ninja -- the black clad assassins known for secrecy and stealth. While mostly confined to history books and fiction, ninja have been enjoying something of a resurgence as Japanese authorities increasingly deploy them to promote tourism ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Now, Mie University in central Japan -- the region considered the home of the feudal martial arts masters -- has announced that a ninja research facility will be established in July. It plans to compile a database of ninja and encourage cooperation between scholars from different disciplines who study ninja, according to Yuji Yamada, a professor of Japanese history at the university. "We'll conduct research on ancient documents and collaborate with science researchers to be able to apply the wisdom of ninja to modern society," Yamada, who is setting up … [Read more...] about Japan university to set up ninja studies center