Japan-S.Korea cultural event held online

An annual cultural exchange festival between Japan and South Korea has been held online for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sunday's event combined livestreaming from the venue in Seoul with pre-recorded videos.

The distributed content included a performance of traditional South Korean musical instruments by a female group, and video messages by Japanese and South Korean pop stars.

University students who worked as volunteers wore "yukata" summer kimono at the venue.

A female student said young generations need to interact with each other even though relations between the two countries are strained.
The festival will also be held in Tokyo next Saturday, and the performances will be livestreamed.

A committee made up of Japanese and South Korean companies and organizations has organized the event since 2005.