On 2 March 2016, Mr. Mitsuru Murai, Chairman of the J.League, and Mr. Daisuke Nakanishi, Managing Director, paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag to discuss on how to further develop the cooperation between Thailand and Japan through soccer exchange. Mr. Murai said that he wants to recruit many Thai football players to play in J. League, as the Thai players are skillful, and it would help to draw more Thai people’s attention to J. League. Ambassador Bansarn pledged his support in boosting the cooperation with J.League, as it will further strengthen the ties between our people.