for East Asia - Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) Foreign Ministerss Meeting in Tokyo during 16 – 17 January 2010.On 15 January 2010, Mr. Kasit Piromya, Minister of Foreign Affairs calls on Mr. Katsuya Okada, Japan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan to discuss bilateral issues including the stability of the Royal Thai Government, the cooperation in development of Mekong sub-region and issues of international concern such as political situation in Myanmar, climate change and nuclear weapon reduction.On the same day, Foreign Minister Kasit met with a group of Japanese experts on Thai studies, leading Japanese media and members of Japan-Thailand business forum to exchange views on Thailand-Japan relations and political situation in Thailand.
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. Pichai Israbhakdi, Chargé d’Affairs, a.i., where the heads of Thai Offices in Tokyo and the Embassy’s officials also witnessed.
visited the Royal Thai Embassy as a international study programme. The Embassy’s staffs briefed the students on Thailand and Thai culture. After the briefing, the students asked interesting questioned on Thailand and its culture. In this occasion, the Embassy’s staffs performed Thai traditional music for the first time to the students. Indeed, Tokyo-Jogakukan Elementary School visits the Embassy every year. All students pay attention to listen to the briefing which makes impression and appreciation to the Embassy’s officials and staffs.
Department of Social Development and Social Welfare, visited the Embassy and talked with the Embassy’s official on protection and fight against human trafficking. The delegation visits to Japan to participate in the Workshop in Japan Collaboration between BATWC and JICA during 23 November – 3 December 2009. The programme aims at promoting better understanding between Thai and Japanese authorities and related organisations as well as to further closer cooperation for both sides on fight against human trafficking
in Japan titled “What is the happiness?” at Kanda University. The annually contest is held to promote Thai language and Thai Studies among Japanese undergraduates in Japan. In this year contest, there were 13 Japan undergraduates from 5 universities in Japan comprised of Tenri University in Nara Prefecture, Osaka University in Osaka Prefecture, Keio University in Tokyo, Kanda University in Chiba Prefecture and Utsunomiya University in Tochigi Prefecture.The speech contest contained 4 categories including 1) the sophomore, 2) the third-year/fourth-year students, 3) students studied in Thailand less than 6 months and 4) students studied in Thailand more than 6 months.All contestants performed Thai language skills and abilities which reflected in their speeches. They also interestingly interpreted the meaning of “the happiness” in their own ways indicating the strong intention to study Thai language. The speech contest, therefore, was a stage for performing the language ability and inspiration on Thai Studies.The 2 outstanding winners of the contest received round-trip tickets routed Tokyo-Bangkok together with trophies supported by the Royal Thai Embassy. As for other categories, the winners received trophies and rewards.The results of the speech contest (in Japanese)
as a study programme in Tokyo. In this occasion, the Embassy also gave some souvenirs to all students and teachers.
attended the Kathin Ceremony at Wat Pak Nam in Chiba Prefecture. In this occasion, the Embassy provided mobile consular service for Thai people including e-passport, degalisation and labour consultant by Office of Labour Affairs.
Chiba Prefecture, to provide services on e-passport, legalisation and consultation on labour by Office of Labour Affairs. 137 Thai people received the service on the day.