On 29 July 2011, Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul, together with officers from the embassy and other Thai government offices in Japan, joined the “JTA Evening Cool Party 2011” jointly-organized by Japan-Thailand Association and the Royal Thai Embassy at Marunouchi Club. The Ambassador gave an opening speech, mentioning great friendship between the two countries and the importance of strengthening such relationship.Events organized by the embassy such as Muaythai on 7 August, Thai puppet show on 6 September, Thai Festival in October, and National Day in December, were introduced. Embassy officers also performed Thai traditional music at the event.
On 27 July 2011, Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul attended the 13th Japan International Seafood & Technology Expo Tokyoat Tokyo Big Sight, where Thailand’s Office of Agricultural Affairs in Japan held a booth. Mr. Chalermporn Phirunsarn, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, also joined the booth opening.
On 23 July 2010, the Ambassador and his wife, together with the embassy’s officers joined ASEAN’s annual bowling game in Tokyo.
On 24 July 2011, Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul and his wife, together with Minister Singtong Lapisatepun supported 12-year-old Thai youth football team at the Saitama International Junior Football Tournament 2011 final. Warm hospitality was given by Mr. Osamu Shiokawa, Saitama Vice-governor. After the match, the Ambassador and his wife, and the Minister joined a dinner with the Thai football team. This year Thailand (yellow) won 7-6 over Japan (blue) by free kicks.
On 21 July 2011, Mr. Teisuke Kitayama, President of Japan-Thai Business Forum(JTBF) and Chairman of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, called for the annual meeting and reception of year 2011 at Sumitomo Kaikan Building to discuss with members about activities to promote Thailand.Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul and the embassy officers attended the event.
On 14 July 2011 evening, the Ambassador, together with the Ambassadors of the ASEAN Embassies,attended a Dinner hosted by H.E. Mr. Takeo Nishioka, President of the House of Councillors,at the Official Residence of the President to express gratitude to the ASEAN countries for the support andrelief to the East Japan Great Earthquake and Tsunami disaster.
On 11 July 2011, the Ambassador and Madame hosted a dinner at the Thai Residence in honour of the Chief of Protocol of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Yoshitaka Akimoto and his spouse, as well as the diplomatic colleagues - the Ambassadors and spouses of Venezuela, Colombia, Pakistan, European Union, Belgium and Sri Lanka.
On 17 July 2011, the Ambassador and Madame visited Sendai to view the Tohoku Rokkon Matsuri, meet with Ms. Mieko Okuyama, Mayor of Sendai, and examine Natori City - one of the devastated area of the great earthquake.
On 27 June 2011, H.E. Mr. Virasakdi Futrakul and Madame hosted a dinner at the Thai Residence in honour of Mr. Pramon Sutivong, Chairman of Toyoto Motor Thailand, in celebration of his conferment of the decoration, The Order of the Rising Sun of Japan
On 13 July 2011, H.E. Mr. Virasakdi Futrakul, Ambassador of Thailand, hosted a luncheon at the Thai Residence for Japanese politicians who are members of the Japan-Thailand Parliamentarians’ Friendship League. The guests include H.E. Mr. Yukio Hatoyama, former Prime Minister, Mr. Masahiro Komura, former Foreign and Defence Minister, Mr. Yasuhisa Shiozaki, former Chief Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Koriki Jojima, Ms. Chinami Nishimura, and Mr. Taro Kono.