On 24 October 2011, Mr. Yukihiro Ikeda, Head of Niigata Prefecture Office in Tokyo, paid a courtesy call on Minister Singtong Lapisatepun. As the representative of Niigata Prefecture, Mr. Ikeda kindly delivered a letter of condolence on Thai flood and made 300,000 yen donation to help the victims.
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On 21 September 2011, Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul and his spouse attended the ASEAN Fair in Osaka, which was held at Takashimaya Department Store. The fair was organized by ASEAN-Japan Centre. Mr. Manopchai Vongphakdi, Consul-General from the Royal Thai Consulate General in Osaka also attended the event.
On 1 October 2011, Mme Aumaporn Futrakul, Ambassor’s spouse, attended the 3rd Thai Carving Contest at Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center, Hamamatsucho, organized by Japan Thai Carving Association. She made the opening speech and joined the soap carving selection panel, in which 40 pieces of carved soap were nominated for prizes. Mr. Jamnong Nirungsan, Chairman of Thai Chef’s Association, and Chef Chart Kunsri from Shangri-la Hotel, were also invited to join the panel.
On 3rd October 2011, the Ambassador and his spouse hosted a dinner at the Thai Residence in honour of Mr. Naotake Takatsukasa,Head of Ise Shrine and Mme. Kumiko Takatsukasa as well as members of the Kasumi-kai.The Royal Thai Ensemble, consisting of Embassy officials, played Thai traditional instruments for the guests.
On 6-7 October 2011, the Ambassador and his spouse participated in the Ambassadors’ Study Tour to Miyagi and Iwate organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of JapanThey observed the reconstruction of the disaster areas, visited Matsushima and experienced making traditional crafts.
On 6 September 2011, the Royal Thai Embassy in Tokyo, the Royal Thai Consulate General in Osaka and the Ministry of Culture of Thailand, co-organized a traditional Thai puppet performance on the “Legend of Lunar Eclipse” by Joe Louis. More than 500 people attended the event. The performance was to celebrate the 84th Birthday Anniversary of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej and to support cultural exchange between Japan and Thailand. All proceeds were donated to ASHINAGA to assist orphans from the Great East Japan Earthquake.
On 28 August 2011, the Embassy and the Office of Labour Affairs organized the 3rd Mobile Consular 2011 at Ibaraki International Exchange Association, Ibaraki Prefecture. The services included passport services, civil registration and legalization, as well as basic health check by Doctor Ryosuke Yano. The total number of Thai citizens receiving the services was 91 (71 cases for passport services, 2 cases for C.I., 12 cases for legalisation, 2 cases for birth registration and 4 cases for other counselling). Photo 1: Thai citizen in Ibaraki and nearby prefectures waiting for servicesPhoto 2: Official checking application documents for legalization Photo 3: Official issuing legal documentsPhoto 4: Official receiving application for passport Photo 5: Official taking a passport photoPhoto 6: Embassy officials and volunteers taking a group photo
On 8 September 2011, Mme Aumaporn Futrakul hosted a luncheon, inviting President, Vice Presidents, Executive Members of the Asia-Pacific Ladies Friendship Society (ALFS), and Madames who will be the next ALFS Bazaar Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson. Mme Aumaporn, who was the Bazaar Chairperson for the last session, introduced the new Chairperson and the Vice Chairperson and wished them all the best for the next session and the bazaar.
On 25 August 2011, Mr. Toshihiro Sano, Managing Director of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and colleagues paid a courtesy visit to the Ambassador. The company thanked Thailand for lending the it 2 power generators to ease power shortage crisis due to the nuclear power plant accident in Fukushima in March. TEPCO had installed one power generator at Kawasaki Thermal Power Station in Kanagawa Prefecture and started the operation on 3 August 2011. The other was installed at Ooi Thermal Power Station in Tokyo’s Shinagawa City. The operation started on 11 August 2011.