Event Schedule

Vietnamese Week (until 6/21)

This event has concluded.


Monday, June 17, 2013 - Friday, June 21, 2013


Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

First day (June 17)

“Parade”12:00 – 12:30 @ fountain: opening day.
Parade-style reenactment of a Vietnamese style wedding

Second day (June 18)

“Beauty Event” 12:00 – 15:00 @ booths set up near the fountain.
Experience Vietnamese hairstyles and tattoos.

Prom Night for APU Students. 18:30 – 21:15 @ Student Hall
Dance party (theme: Black & Red).
Ao Dai beauty contest (featuring 10 beauties from 10 different countries).
Special performance by guest DJ.

NB: Entry: 300yen. Tickets will be on sale at the cafeteria booth. Proceeds will be donated to the SOS Children’s Village and a Vietnamese support agency helping children suffering from the ongoing effects of Agent Orange.

Third day (June 19)

“Sports Event” 12:25 – 15:00 @ Soccer Ground
Soccer tournament (open to APU students, public viewing okay)
Cheerleading performance, mini-soccer games

Treasure Hunt Race 12:25 - @ APU Campus
Teams vie to arrive at the goal first solving problems along the way.

Fourth day (June 20)

“Vietnamese Cooking Contest” 12:30 – 13:45 @ Cafeteria
Delicious Vietnamese cooking, performances and bingo games.

Fifth day (June 21

“Grand Show” 18:30 -20:30 (doors open: 18:00) @ Millennium Hall
Musical style performances including a Fashion Show and traditional Vietnamese martial arts.
NB: to be streamed live via Ustream.Please refer to the Images of Vietnamese Week can be viewed in the APU Gallery, Spring 2013.


[Event report available here.]

“Experience Vietnamese Culture”11:00-16:00 @ Cafeteria display booth (beside tray return area)
Try on an Ao Dai traditional costume, Ao Dai display, Vietnamese tea tasting, Vietnamese sweets tasting, Ao Dai photo contest.

Monday June 17 – Friday June 21“Special Cafeteria Lunch Menu” @ Cafeteria Ethnic Food Corner
Vietnamese style spring rolls, Buntan (Vietnamese style noodles), dessert
NB: while stocks last.

Every year during the spring (May-July) and fall semesters (November-January), APU hosts a series of Multicultural Weeks. During each week the spotlight is put on one of the many countries and regions represented on campus and that country’s culture and language are introduced and celebrated through a range of student-led events and activities. Much of the management and planning of this event is handled by students who are not native to the featured country or region. A delicious array of traditional dishes is also available on the cafeteria menu in addition to traditional dance and music performances held throughout the campus and the Grand Show held on the final day of the week.
Footage of the Grand Show will be streamed live on the internet via Ustream.Please refer to the "APU Gallery:Spring 2013, Vietnamese Week". Please be sure to tune in and enjoy the colorful performances by APU’s multilingual and multicultural students.