In Cambodia, which celebrated the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Japan, an event introducing the traditional cultures of both countries was held in front of the temples of the Angkor archaeological complex on the evening of the 3rd.
In order to further deepen exchanges between the two countries, local Japan Association volunteers held the event in Siem Reap in the north, where the World Heritage Site "Angkor Wat" is located, with the cooperation of the Cambodian government and others.
On the evening of the 3rd, a stage was set up in front of the Bayon Temple in the Angkor archaeological complex, which Japan has been helping to restore, and the traditional performing arts of the Japan, such as Noh and Gagaku, were performed.
On the Cambodian side, women dressed in glittering costumes performed traditional dances and other dances gracefully, and the audience applauded loudly.
Ambassador Atsushi Ueno to Cambodia said, "Japan has been involved in the preservation and restoration of the Angkor archaeological site, including Bayon Temple, for many years, and Japan has also been actively involved in the peace process in Cambodia. I hope that Japan and Cambodia will continue to work together as partners to address issues in the region and the international community."