Japanese people support Vietnamese AO victims
The Japanese singer is leading a 23-member Japanese delegation to visit
She handed over 100,000 Japanese yen to VAVA vice president Prof. Nguyen Trong Nhan to assist AO victims.
The delegation visited and presented wheelchairs to Hoa Binh (Peace) village in
In an interview with the Vietnam News Agency, the Japanese singer said she is interested in the fate of AO victims and totally supports their lawsuit against US chemical companies. She said she feels disappointed by the US Court of First Instance’s ruling to dismiss the lawsuit, but believes that the victims will win in their struggle for justice in the end.
In the early 1970s, Yokoi Kumiko joined demonstrations in
In 1994, she returned to
She was one of the foreign guests invited by the Vietnamese State to attend the grand meeting to mark the 30th anniversary of Southern Liberation (April 30, 2005) and was awarded the Friendship Order.