During Japanese Literature Week in Ha Noi (December 26 to January 8), Japanese books will be promoted at seminars, film screenings and exhibitions.

The grand opening will be held at 10am at the Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Viet Nam, kicking the event off with the awards ceremony of a fan fiction contest.

The nationwide contest, which opened on November 4, asked Vietnamese readers to create fan fiction based on works by prestigious Japanese authors such as Haruki Murakami, Banana Yoshimoto, Ogawa Yoko and Higashino Keigo.