International cultural exchange cafe Campus Hanoi offers online events

PUBLISHED Aug 3, 2021

Exterior of the café

Campus Hanoi (2/5 Ngo 629 Kim Ma, Ngoc Khanh, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi), which is a café that aims to exchange culture between Japanese and Vietnamese opened in Ba Dinh district, Hanoi on July 3.

The purpose of this café is to explore cultural experiences for Japan and Vietnam. In detail, they host some events with each theme, language classes, experiencing the culture. Masao Oyama, who is the CEO of this café says “There is a lot of places that locals can study the Japanese language in Vietnam. However, it does not always mean students can use what they learn practically there. Thus, we opened this café to be where Vietnamese can communicate with Japanese directly.” He also adds “This place also contributes to creating a new community for Japanese to enjoy their life in Vietnam.”

Before movement restrictions started on July 24, they had cultural exchange events that participants use both Japanese and Vietnamese. These events include kimono classes, karaoke parties, outdooring activities such as camping and fishing. Since they cannot have activities inside and outside at this moment, the café plans to have online events through Facebook Live and Zoom. Each event has specific themes such as cultural differences, slang for young generations, popular music so that all participants can join and have fun.

Oyama comments “We would like to provide information to make everyone happy through social media. We can have activities only in online space, but we hope everyone enjoys it.”

Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Temporary closed due to movement restriction) Closed on Mondays. 

  • Previous cultural exchange activities

  • Inside the café

  • Previous Kimono class