On 8 December 2011, H.E. Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul hosted a dinner in honour for members of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) at the Residence. Special guests included Mr. Masayuki Naoshima, former Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Mr. Tatsuo Hirano, Minister of State for Disaster Management, Mr. Chiaki Takahashi, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), business leaders and artists from various fields. Minister, Commercial Minister and Industrial Minister Counsellor of the Royal Thai Embassy also were present.
On 7 December 2011, H.E. Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul and his spouse hosted a dinner at the Residence for H.E. Mr. Padermchai Sasomsap, Minister of Labour, and his delegation, who visited Japan to participate in the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s 15th Asia and Pacific Regional Meeting on 5-6 December 2011.
On 5 December 2011, H.E. Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul, presided over the ceremony to present to Mr. Takayasu Miwa, Royal Thai Honorary Consul-General in Nagoya, the Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand. The Royal Decoration was bestowed by His Majesty the King upon Mr. Miwa who had been working on behalf of the Thai government for 51 years.
On 5 December 2011, Mr. Takekazu Kawamura, Imperial Palace’s Grand Master of the Ceremonies, delivered a congratulatory blessing message from His Majesty the Emperor of Japan to His Majesty the King on His Majesty’s 84th Birthday Anniversary at the Ambassador’s Residence.
On 5 December 2011, Mr. Hideo Yamakuchi, CEO of Orimoto Yamakuchi Co.Ltd., Yamagata prefecture, presented to H.E. Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul His Majesty the King machine-woven tapestry, to celebrate His Majesty’s 84th Birthday Anniversary. The tapestry is original, both in terms of hi-tech digital technology and its high-resolution portrait of His Majesty the King.
On 4 December 2011, H.E. Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul and his spouse, presided over the cermonies to celebrate His Majesty the King’s 84th Birthday Anniversary at Wat Paknam Narita in Chiba Prefecture and Wat Pa Buddharangsee in Tokyo. Other Embassy officials and their spouses, as well as members of Thai Community in Japan also attended the ceremonies.วัดปากน้ำนาริตะ จังหวะชิบะWat Paknam Narita in Chiba PrefectureWat Pa Buddharangsee in Tokyo
On 4 December 2011, Minister Singtong Lapisatepun and his spouse attended Japan Asia Fine Arts Association’s reception held to commemorate His Majesty the King’s 84th Birthday Anniversary. The Minister welcomed artists from Thai Fine Arts Department, who performed Thai classical dance accompanied by students from Kayoko Akimoto Thai Dance Troupe. The association also presented donation for Thai flood victims in this occasion.
On 18 November 2011, H.E. Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul and spouse, presided over the buddhist ceremony to make merits during 18-20 November 2011 at Wat paknam Naritato celebrate H.M. the King’s 84th Birthday. There were 84 participants joining the ceremony
On 17 November 2011, Mme. Aumaporn Futrakul, Ambassador’s spouse, organized an event for 11 members of Small Interest Group “Taste of Asia” of the Asia-Pacific Ladies Friendship Society, in which she introduced how to preprae Thai dishes, Tom Yum Kung soup and Spicy Glass Noodles Salad with Seafood, to the participants.