Japan – Working with Vietnamese migrant workers in Japan to help their country

Once a year, the lilt of the t’rung and the rise and fall of the sounds of the danbau transport audiences at a charity concert in Tokyo to the mountain regions of Vietnam. The performers are Vietnamese migrant workers in Japan, and this year’s concert featured a choir called “Cecilia”, that usually serves at the Vietnamese Sunday masses at St Ignatius Church next to the Jesuit Tokyo Social Centre. “The concert made our imagination fly to Vietnam and we enjoyed our stay there for more than two hours,” shared Fr Ando Isamu SJ, head of the Jesuit Tokyo Social Service Centre Migrants Desk, who works closely with the Vietnamese migrants for the welfare of their own community and country. Read more…