On 6-7 February 2014, Ambassador Thanatip Upatising joined Aichi-Nagoya Network & International Exchange (ANNIE) in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. Other ASEAN Ambassadors or high-ranking representatives to Japan also attended to give speeches on ASEAN business opportunities for Aichi investors.
Ambassador pointed out on Thailand’s role in ASEAN, especially after ASEAN Economic Community will be established in 2015. He highlighted on Thailand as the center of investment and production in the region, of which the business can be expanded to Mekong Region in the form of Thailand+1.
The Ambassadors also participated in ANNIE Industrial Tour. The program introduced Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Inazawa Works SOLAE, which invested in many ASEAN countries, and its subsidiary firm, Mitsubishi Elevator Asia, which has operated in Thailand since 1991.
In this occasion, Ambassador had lunch with Mr. Toshiyuki Kamada, CEO of Sagami Chain Co., Ltd. The firm will start its Japanese restaurant business, “Sagami”, in Central Rama 3 in April 2014.