On 23 October 2010, Ambassador and spouse, the Head of Thai Offices in Japan, Thai officials, Royal Thai Honorary Consulate-General in Nagoya and Thai people resided in Japan joined in the memorial ceremony of the centennial of the demise of King Rama V at Nitaiji Temple, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. The ceremony this year was special to recollect the King Rama V’s centennial demise and the royal grace of who had tremendous contributions to Thailand, Thai people as well as to Thailand-Japan relationships. It is reflected in 1900 when His Majesty conferred the Lord Buddha’s relics to the Buddhism clergy from Japan as their request which is currently placed in the stupa located inside the area of Nitaiji Temple. Besides, during the year, His Majesty also provided an ancient Buddha image and his own funds as a contribution to build the new temple. In the ceremony, there were 34 Buddhist monks prayed for 30 minutes to contribute to His Majesty’s merit. After the Buddhism ceremony, the Ambassador, the Head of Thai Offices in Japan and representatives of Thai people in Japan laid wreaths in front of the statue of the King Rama V located at the Nitaiji Temple which is the crucial custom performing every year on 23 October or Piya Maharaj Day. In the last part of the ceremony, the Ambassador provided meals to the monks. Then, he offered a Benjarong bowl as a souvenir together with some contributions to Rev. Komei Sumi of Nitaiji Temple.
On 9 August 2010, Ambassador hosted a dinner for Ms.Chinami Nishimura, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs at the Residence. They discussed Japan- Thailand Economic Partnership Agreement and Mekong Basin Development Co-operation.
On 28 August 2010, Madam Umaporn Futrakul together with the Embassy’s staffs organised the activities or kids and youths in Kids Create Tokyo 2010 at Makuhari Messe. At the Thai session, there were about 30 kids and parents participated in the activities by the Thai Embassy. The Embassy organised various activities to promote easy-Thai-culture among Japanese kids and family including demonstration on how to don Jong Kraben, a Thai traditional pants, and briefed them on Thai culture. The most interesting activity for all kids was quiz on Thailand which all of kids cheerfully participated and received Thai souvenirs. The highlight activity was the folk lore telling by Madam Umaporn titled “Princess Snonoi”.
On 25 August 2010, the Embassy staff attended the Farewell Party of the 22nd Summer Camp in Japan hosted by Yazaki Corporation where the children of Yazaki Corporation’s employees’ children from different countries, including 49 children from Thailand, attending the camp this year. The Yazaki Summer Camp was held during 21 – 27 August 2010. The children from many countries were invited to join the program including visit to Yazaki’s factories and sightseeing in Tokyo and Kamakura. These activities aimed to promote the mutual understanding and cultural exchange for the children.
On 22 August 2010, Royal Thai Embassy organised final examination for the 1st semester of academic year 2010 for non-formal education students in Tokyo. 26 students attended the examination including 2 students in elementary level, 6 students in junior high school level, and 18 students in high school level.
On 10 August 2010, the Royal Thai Embassy, with cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, has organised the exhibition to honour Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 78th Birthday Anniversary for all Thai resided in Japan at Wat ParNam Japan, Chiba Prefecture. The said exhibition will be displayed until 19 August 2010.
On 2 July 2010, Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Minister, together with Thai people residing in Japan and Japanese people attended the making-merit ceremony by practicing the dharma to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 78th Birthday Anniversary. The religious ceremony was attended by 120 Thais to practice the dharma, a Buddhist’s duty, from 2 – 4 July 2010, at Wat Paknam Japan, Chiba Prefecture.
On 27 June 2010, Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Minister, together with the Embassy’s officials and Thai people residing in Japan attended the 1st Anniversary Ceremony of WatPa Buddharangsee in Hachioji City, Tokyo. In this occasion, Mr. Singtong mentioned about the Embassy’s temporary relocation and listened to Thai people with comprehension about their difficulties in living in Japan.