Hanoi, Vietnam- Higashiyama Noriyuki and KAT-TUN‘s Nakamaru Yuichi together with child actress Ashida Mana attended the completion announcement for “The Partner ～itoshiki hyaku nen no tomo e ～“. The said drama is a joint project of TBS and VTV (Vietnam TV) in commemoration of 40 years of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan.
The event was attended by government officials and about 100 media outlets covered the event. Furthermore, there was also a surprise video message from Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, who talked about bilateral relations of two countries.
The drama tells the story about the special friendship between Pan Boi Chau and Japanese doctor Asaba Sakitaro, which began 100 years ago when Chau went to Japan to seek support for Vietnam’s national independence movement.
This is Higashiyama’s second visit to Vietnam after he filmed in Hanoi last July. Higashiyama felt the young energy (in Vietnam) as for the people was filled with strong sense of pride seeing their country’s flag fluttering beautifully.
“The Partner ～itoshiki hyaku nen no tomo e ～” will air on Sept 29th (21:00, JST) on TBS and in VTV Vietnam on the same day.