I have been fortunate enough to travel to many countries over the years, both for work and leisure. However, my recent trip to Japan was my first international trip since the COVID-19 pandemic started.
From the moment I arrived in Japan, I was struck by its beauty and impressed by the admirable work ethic of the Japanese people. Growing up, I had learned about Japan through anime, so it was incredible to finally experience the country firsthand.
One of the things that stood out to me during my visit was the strong work ethic of the Japanese people. They are incredibly committed to their work, patient, and meticulous in everything they do, whether it's in their workplace or when signing commercial contracts.
Another aspect that caught my attention was the well-organized and methodical traffic system. The streets are lined with trees, and people strictly abide by traffic rules and regulations. Public transportation, such as the subway and other public utilities, is readily available and widely used. As a result, it's common to see Japanese people walking a lot on the streets to get to train stations or bus stops.
Japan is known for its outstanding safety measures. The streets, traffic, and rivers are meticulously maintained, creating a safe and civilized environment that is appealing to both tourists and residents. Furthermore, in Japan, drinking water is easily accessible, and tourists and residents can refill their own bottles instead of purchasing bottled water. This not only promotes environmental sustainability but also makes Japan a more appealing destination for tourists.
During my visit, I also learned that many Japanese people are interested in Vietnamese culture and traditions, including traditional dishes, holidays, festivals, and costumes such as the "ao dai". They are enthusiastic about visiting Vietnam to learn more about our country, and I hope to welcome them soon.
Despite our short trip, we managed to visit many places, including the Tokyo TV tower, the Meiji Temple, and the Tokyo Imperial Palace. However, what impressed me the most was the Tokyo Imperial Palace which is surrounded by greenery, fresh air, and a dignified atmosphere in the heart of the city.
We also enjoyed shopping in bustling areas with a wide variety of options available. Thanks to the enthusiasm of our tour guide and the thoughtful arrangements made by the company's organizers, we had a fun, exciting, and meaningful trip. I believe that we all gained valuable lessons and experiences from this journey. I would like to express my gratitude to the company's board of directors, my colleagues, and especially the warm welcome of the ISB Group organizing committee.
In conclusion, I wish Japan continuous development and prosperity. I hope its people will always be happy, peaceful, and safe. And I am sure that I will return to Japan soon.