On 31 October 2018, Ms. Dheerangkun Uchino, First Secretary attended the exhibition of the 45th Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP) at the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center. This "Cultural Exchange Program" is playing an important role for cultivating the youth and deepening mutual understanding among Japan and ASEAN member countries.
This year, the 45th Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP) has been held during 23 October - 13 December 2018. There are 28 youths together with 1 national leader from each ASEAN countries as well as 40 Japanese youth in total of 330 participants. They will be on board the ship called "Nippon Maru" startign from Japan and will stop by ASEAN countries such as Brunei Darussalam, the Phillippines, Thailand and Vietnam.