On 28th June 2016, Mr. Motoharu Inaba, the Mayor of Shimosuma City, Ibaraki Prefecture and delegation paid a courtesy call on H.E. Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag to introduce themselves and to exchange opinions on exporting agricultural products of Shimotsuma City to Thailand. In addition, the Mayor is scheduled to visit Malaysia and Thailand between July 9-12 in order to promote melons through leading department stores and supermarkets.
Shimotsuma city is similar to Thailand in that it places emphasis on agricultural products. Their main agricultural products are pears, watermelons, melons and tomatoes along with various other fruits.