Activities


11.01 Chargé d’affaires attended reception to celebrate Bangkok-Sapporo flight

On 1 November 2012, Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’affaires, attended a reception to congratulate the Thai Airways International on its new international flight from Bangkok to Sapporo, at Sapporo City in Hokkaido.  Executives from Thai Airways International, Hokkaido Governor and senior officers, executives from Hokkaido firms and Thai investors also presented.Thai Airways International’s direct flight from Bangkok to Sapporo commenced its first flight on 31 October 2012 and schedules to continue the flight throughout the year.  Flight TG 670, Bangkok-Sapporo, operates every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, departing at 23.45 hrs and arriving at 8.30 hrs.  On the returning route, flight TG 671, Sapporo-Bangkok, operates every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, departing at 10.15 hrs and arriving at 15.45 hrs. On 1 November 2012, Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’affaires, attended a reception to congratulate the Thai Airways International on its new international flight from Bangkok to Sapporo, at Sapporo City in Hokkaido.  Executives from Thai Airways International, Hokkaido Governor and senior officers, executives from Hokkaido firms and Thai investors also presented. Thai Airways International’s direct flight from Bangkok to Sapporo commenced its first flight on 31 October 2012 and schedules to continue the flight throughout the year.  Flight TG 670, Bangkok-Sapporo, operates every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, departing at 23.45 hrs and arriving at 8.30 hrs.  On the returning route, flight TG 671, Sapporo-Bangkok, operates every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, departing at 10.15 hrs and arriving at 15.45 hrs.  

11.18 Consular Services at Wat Paknam, Chiba

On 18 November 2012, the Embassy arranged the annual consular services for the Thai community in Japan at Wat Paknam (Paknam Temple), Chiba prefecture. The consular team, led by Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’affaires, hold its first consular services of the fiscal year 2013 at the facility of Wat Paknam at the sideline of the Royal Katina ceremony, graciously granted by HM the King of Thailand. The consular services include passport issuance, legalization and household documents issuances as well as counseling for Thais experiencing with everyday life in Japan. The Thai Network in Japan (TNJ), a volunteer-based organization run by Thais, also set up a mobile counseling service for Thai residing in Japan, together with Tawan, a Thai volunteer group, which provided free medical check-up and consultation by Dr. Takashi Sawada, a Japanese physician and philanthropist.

11.10 ACT Family Day 2012

On Saturday 10 November 2012, the Royal Thai Embassy, as the host of the year, held the annual ACT Family Day 2012 to promote friendship among ASEAN countries in Tokyo, at Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art in Chiba Prefecture. More than 350 participants, including families of diplomats and staff, from 10 ASEAN diplomatic missions joined the event.  Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’affaires, Mr. Teruo Toyoshima, Director General of International Affairs Division, Policy and Planning Department, Chiba Prefectural Government, and Mr. Kazumi Sumida, Director of Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, each delivered a speech at the opening ceremony.  A variety of entertaining activities such as museum tour, games and soap carving workshop proceeded on throughout the day.  Under the blue sky of a beautiful bright sunny day, adults and children alike cheerfully enjoyed the activities and diversity of food from the 10 ASEAN nations, making the ACT Family Day 2012 another memorable event.

10.29 Thai Students in Short-term Exchange Program at Meiji U. visited the Embassy

On 29 October 2012, Professor Dr. Kenichi Eto, Adviser & Coordinator, School of Political Science and Economics, Meiji University led the 8 Thai students who are joining the short-term exchange program of Meiji University, to pay a courtesy call on Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’affaires at the Embassy. Teachers and Japanese students from Meiji University who had studied in Thailand in the past were also present at the courtesy call.  The 8 Thai students are from the Japanese Major in Srinakharinwirot University and King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang and have been joining the program in the School of Information and Communication, Meiji University for 3 weeks from 15 October 2012. This year is the 3rdyear of the exchange program between Meiji University and Thai Universities which started in 2010.

10.23 Worship and Wreath-Laying Ceremony on King Rama V’s Memorial Day

On 23 October 2012, Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’affaires and his spouse led the representatives from Royal Thai Embassy in Tokyo, Royal Thai Consulate-General, Osaka together with the Head of Thai offices in Japan and the representative of Honorary Consulate-General in Nagoya to attend the worship and wreath-laying ceremony on the occasion of King Rama V’s memorial day at Nittai-ji Temple, Nagoya, Aichi prefectureNittai-ji, meaning Japan-Thai Temple, is the symbol of the long relationship and Buddhism relations between Thailand and Japan. It was constructed as a memorial on the occasion that King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) gave the relics of Buddha Sakyamuni and the Buddha statue to Japanese Buddhists in 1900. Many members of Thailand’s Royal Family often came to the temple when they visited Japan. In 1987, the temple constructed the King Chulalongkorn’s statue to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Thailand and Japan. On 23 October 2012, Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’affaires and his spouse led the representatives from Royal Thai Embassy in Tokyo, Royal Thai Consulate-General, Osaka together with the Head of Thai offices in Japan and the representative of Honorary Consulate-General in Nagoya to attend the worship and wreath-laying ceremony on the occasion of King Rama V’s memorial day at Nittai-ji Temple, Nagoya, Aichi prefecture Nittai-ji, meaning Japan-Thai Temple, is the symbol of the long relationship and Buddhism relations between Thailand and Japan. It was constructed as a memorial on the occasion that King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) gave the relics of Buddha Sakyamuni and the Buddha statue to Japanese Buddhists in 1900. Many members of Thailand’s Royal Family often came to the temple when they visited Japan. In 1987, the temple constructed the King Chulalongkorn’s statue to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Thailand and Japan.

10.18 27th ASEAN Japanese speech contest winners – speech and reception

On 18 October 2012, Mr. Yordying Supasri, First Secretary, on behalf of the Royal Thai Embassy, joined the 27th ASEAN Japanese speech contest winner’s speech and reception organized by Japan Overseas Enterprises Association.Eleven winners from 8 ASEAN countries, including Thailand, gave their speech in different topics.  Winners from Thailand included Mr. Napat Hatthayanan, Thammasat University student, who gave a speech on “My Own Way” and Mr. Sorrasak Prawitsittkoon, Ubon Ratchathani University student, who spoke on a topic of “Toward ASEAN Community”.On 18 October 2012, Mr. Yordying Supasri, First Secretary, on behalf of the Royal Thai Embassy, joined the 27th ASEAN Japanese speech contest winner’s speech and reception organized by Japan Overseas Enterprises Association.Eleven winners from 8 ASEAN countries, including Thailand, gave their speech in different topics.  Winners from Thailand included Mr. Napat Hatthayanan, Thammasat University student, who gave a speech on “My Own Way” and Mr. Sorrasak Prawitsittkoon, Ubon Ratchathani University student, who spoke on a topic of “Toward ASEAN Community”.

10.20 5th Thailand-Japan International Academic Conference 2012

On 20 October 2012, Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’ affaires, delivered a speech at the 5th Thailand-Japan International Academic Conference at Tokyo Institute of Technology.  The event was organized by the Thai Students Association in Japan under the Royal Patronage, supported by the Royal Thai Embassy in Tokyo and Royal Thai Consulate-General in Osaka.The conference was aimed at continuing academic cooperation, bringing together students, researchers and experts from various fields to provide an opportunity to share knowledge between Thailand and Japan, including other countries, and promoting and enhancing Thai academic work internationally.On 20 October 2012, Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’ affaires, delivered a speech at the 5th Thailand-Japan International Academic Conference at Tokyo Institute of Technology.  The event was organized by the Thai Students Association in Japan under the Royal Patronage, supported by the Royal Thai Embassy in Tokyo and Royal Thai Consulate-General in Osaka.The conference was aimed at continuing academic cooperation, bringing together students, researchers and experts from various fields to provide an opportunity to share knowledge between Thailand and Japan, including other countries, and promoting and enhancing Thai academic work internationally.

10.18 Hokkaido Obihiro Sanjo High School students visited Embassy

On 18 October 2012, eight students from Hokkaido Obihiro Sanjo High School visited the Embassy. The group was welcomed by Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’Affaires, who then gave a briefing on Thailand-Hokkaido relations and answered questions from the students.  The Embassy staff talked about Thailand and its culture using Power Point.Such visit was a part of the students’ study trip in Tokyo, which was introduced by the Goi Peace Foundation.   

10.18 Hokkaido Obihiro Sanjo High School students visited Embassy

On 18 October 2012, eight students from Hokkaido Obihiro Sanjo High School visited the Embassy. The group was welcomed by Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’Affaires, who then gave a briefing on Thailand-Hokkaido relations and answered questions from the students.  The Embassy staff talked about Thailand and its culture using Power Point.Such visit was a part of the students’ study trip in Tokyo, which was introduced by the Goi Peace Foundation.On 18 October 2012, eight students from Hokkaido Obihiro Sanjo High School visited the Embassy. The group was welcomed by Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’Affaires, who then gave a briefing on Thailand-Hokkaido relations and answered questions from the students.  The Embassy staff talked about Thailand and its culture using Power Point.Such visit was a part of the students’ study trip in Tokyo, which was introduced by the Goi Peace Foundation.


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