On 30 October 2018, Mr. Masafumi Shukuri, Chairman of International High-Speed Rail Association, IHRA paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag at the Royal Thai Embassy. On this occasion, both sides discussed the EEC and the IHRA Forum under the theme of "Overcoming Challenges in a Complex World Past, Present and Future" which will be held during 7-9 November 2018 in Fukuoka.
On 30 October 2018, Mr. Shigeru Nakanishi, Mayor of Kanoya city paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag at the Royal Thai Embassy.
On 23 October 2018, Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag presided over the wreath laying and religious ceremony on the occasion of King Chulalongkorn Memorial Day at Nittaiji Temple in Nagoya city, Aichi Prefecture. There were more than 40 people including the Thai officers and Thai citizen in Japan participate in the ceremony.
On 22 October 2018, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) led the delegation of the World Robot Summit Tokyo 2018 to pay a courtesy call on H.E. Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag at the Royal Thai Embassy. On the occasion, the Ambassador gave a presentation on the Japan-Thailand relations.
On 20 October 2018, the Royal Thai Embassy organized the Mobile Consular at the Thai Festival in Saga city. The service included passport services, civil registration, legalization as well as visa. On this occasion, Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag met Thai people living in that area and got to know about their living. In addition, it was an opportunity to promote the openin of the Royal Thai Consulate-General inn Fukuoka.
On 20 October 2018, Ambassador Bansarn BUNNAG presided over the opening ceremony of the first Thai Festival in Saga with Mr. Yoshinori Yamaguchi, Governor of Saga, and Mr. Attakarn Wongchanamas, Consul General of Thailand to Fukuoka. The Thai Festival in Saga was held for the first time this year, after the Royal Thai Embassy had cooperated with Saga Prefecture to organize the Thai Fair in Saga in 2017 to commemorate the 130th anniversary of Japan and Thailand Diplomatic relations.
On 19 October, the Ambassador and the Thai delegation had a call on the Governor of Saga to discuss ways foward in furthering the cooperation between Thailand and Saga. Ambassador Bansarn informed the Governor of the Thai Government’s policy to enhance relations between Thailand and local governments of Japan. According to that policy, since 1 October this year, Thailand
On 17 October 2018, Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag had a lunchon meeting with Mr. Seiji Imai, Senior Executive Officer of Mizuho Bank.
On this occassion, both sides discussed the development of EEC as well as the investment. On 4 July 2018, the Mizuho Bank supported the Eastern Economic Corridor Policy Committee by holding a seminar under the theme of "EEC: Thailand 4.0 in action" at Keidanren where the Ambassador gave an opening remarks and organzied the exhibition including mini project model to be displayed.
On Sunday, 14 October 2018, Minister Counsellor Salinee attended the ASEAN Festival in Japan 2018, organised by the ASEAN Youth Network in Japan where the Thai Students’ Association in Japan under the Royal Patronage (TSAJ) is also a member. At the event, there were several activities arranged by ASEAN students including an exhibition of ASEAN countries, a national dress’s show, and leisure activities.
Ambassador Bansarn, Madam Yuppadee, Thai diplomats, spouses and Thai citizens in Japan attended the religious ceremony and activities in remembrance of His Majesty late King Bhumibol on occasion of the passing anniversary of His Majesty late King Bhumibol on 13 October 2018.