On May 16, 2011 a group of ambassadors’ spouses from 15 countries in Asia-Pacific region led by Mme. Aumaporn Futrakul,Thai Ambassador’s spouse, held a charity bazaar at Asean-Japan Center. Thai handicraft and lemongrass juice were also sold in the event.The proceeds would be donated to youth affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.Mrs. Nobuko Kan, Japanese Prime Minister’s spouse, also kindly attended this charity event.
On May 13, 2011 Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul and Minister Counsellor Waravuth Pouapinya of the Royal Thai Embassy witnessed the delivery of 25-ton-processed chicken meat product, Kara-age, from Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL at Nichirei Logistics Warehouse, Shinagawa District, Tokyo. Maruei Group and Ocean System Group will distribute it to the victims of Great East Japan Earthquake.
On 23 May 2011, 8 members of Chulalongkorn University’s Karate Club paid a courtesy call on Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, who gave briefings on Thai-Japanese relationship and Japanese Society.Chulalongkorn University’s Karate Club has collaborated with Hitotsubashi University, Japan, for 6 years to hold a joint training camp in both countries.For this year, the joint training camp was held at Hitotsubashi University during 21 – 29 May 2011.
On 12 May 2011, Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul joined the celebration of registering ETF fund, invested in the Stock Exchange of Thailand’s SET50 group fund, in Tokyo Stock Exchange at Tokyo Stock Exchange. This marked the first registration of a fund directly invested in the Stock Exchange of Thailand in Tokyo Stock Exchange.
On 4 May 2011 the Royal Thai Embassy, P.K. Siam and Wat Paknam Japan visited Takajo Bunka Center, a temporary shelter for earthquake and tsunami victims in Takajo City, Miyagi Prefecture.The Embassy gave relief supplies to the victims such as 400 relief bags from the project “Helping Flood Victims in the Deluge Calamity” by Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya’s Miracle of Life Foundation, 2,400 bottles (600 ml.) of drinking water, stationary and flash lights. Moreover, the Thai community also distributed Thai food and fruits for the victims and volunteers in the area.
On 2 May 2011, 14 students from Tokyo Metropolitan Ryogoku Junior High School visited the Royal Thai Embassy as an international study programme. The Embassy’s staffs briefed the students on Thailand culture and the relationship between the two countries and also answered questions of the students regarding Thailand.
On 7 April 2011, Mme. Aumaporn Futrakul, Ambassador’s wife was interviewed in “Taishikan no Shokutaku” (A Table of Embassy), a TV Program in BS Fuji. Mme. has introduced Thai Restaurants in Japan and “Thai Select” logo which is a certification from the Ministry of Commerce by Royal Thai Government given to Thai restaurants in Japan that meet specific quality standards.The Program will be on air in BS Fuji TV on 17 April 2011, 21.00 pm onwards.
On 25 March 2011 Mr. Virasakdi FUTRAKUL, Ambassador of Thailand to Japan, presented a donation of 5 million Baht (13 million yen) from Their Majesties the King and Queen of Thailand and another donation of 5 million Baht (13 million yen) from the Royal Thai Government to Mr. Tadateru Konoe, President of the Japanese Red Cross Society.
On 15 December 2010, Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Minister, provides a lecture on Japan-Thailand relationship and current situation of Thailand, as invited by Fuji Television at Fuji Television office in Odaiba, Tokyo. The Fuji Television has been regularly organized an activity called “The World Meeting” programme to allow its staffs and employees to learn and better understanding on Thailand, to widen their visions and to provide opportunity for them to meet with foreign embassies in Japan.
On 3 December 2010, at Thai Residence, H.E. Mr. Takekazu Kawamura, Grand Master of the Ceremonies, Inperial Household Agency, delivered the Message of Their Majesties The Emperor and the Empress of Japan in the occasion of the King’s Bhumibol’s Birthday to Mr. Virasakdi Futrakul, Ambassador, where the heads of Thai Offices in Tokyo and the Embassy’s officials also witnessed.