On 25 January 2019, Mr. Tomomi Matsuda, Mayor of Misato City, Akita Prefecture paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag at the Ambassador's Residence. On this occasion, both sides agreed to promote people to people level cooperation. In addition, Misato City has also been selected as a host town for badminton athletes in the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020.
On 24 January 2019, the Governor of Mie Eikei Suzuki paid a courtesy call on the Ambassador to express their gratitude to the Royal Thai Embassy as a coordinator in the visit of the Governor and businessmen between 14-15 November 2018 and thanked Thailand for helping to flexible the orange inspection system from Japan before exporting to Thailand which is considered as the main agriculture of the prefecture. In addition, the governor invited the Thai leaders who will attend the G20 meeting in Osaka this year to visit Mie officially.
On January 23, 2019, Mr. Bansan Bunnag, Ambassador of Thailand to Japan, was invited to attend the FEC/AJC ASEAN Forum, which organized by The International Friendship Exchange Council (FEC) at the ASEAN-JAPAN Centre. On this occasion, Ambassador gave a briefing on Current Economic Situation and Prospects in Greater Mekong Subregion.
On January 23, 2019, Mr. Akio Matsumoto, Mayor of Hokue Tottori Prefecture paid a courtesy call on Mr. Bansan Bunnag, Ambassador of Thailand to Tokyo, at the Ambassador's Residence, where displayed the famous painting “The Sea" by Mr. Kanji Maeta from Hokue town, Tottori Prefecture.
On this occasion, both sides discussed about the cultural exchange between Thailand and Hokue town in the future. In addition, Hokue town is also the birthplace of a cartoonist drawing "Conan", and known as a town that can see detective Conan.
On January 21, 2019, Mrs. Dheerangkun Uchino, First Secretary welcomed 5 winners of the 6th Japanese Language Contest in Bangkok organized by Kyoritsu International Foundation on August 23, 2018, and talked with them about the Japanese speech contest and Japan visit. Winners were granted the chance to travel to Japan during 20-27 January 2019.
On 18 January 2019, H.E. Mr. Bansarn Bunnag, Ambassador of Thailand to Japan, presided over the opening ceremony of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Day at the hall of the Royal Thai Embassy, which was organized by the office of the Attache in Tokyo and the Royal Thai Embassy.
On 18 January 2019, Ms. Dheerangkun Uchino, First Secretary and embassy staffs gave a lecture about Thailand as well as Japan – Thailand Relations, which is the international exchange program, to the grade 3 students of Umenoki Elementary School, Kita Ward, Tokyo.
On 16 January 2019, On behalf of the Chairman of the Japan through Diplomats’ Eyes Committee, Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag together with his spouse and Mr. Kazuya Tsugimatsu, President of the Central Park, Mr. Yoshihiro Miwa, Honorary Consul- General, and the representatives from Nagoya city presided over the 14th Japan through Diplomats’ Eyes 2018 in Nagoya. This has been held at the Central Gallery of Central Park during 16-22 January 2019.
On 11 January 2019, Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag welcomed Lt-Gen. Charnchai Phuthong, Chairman of the Local Government Committee of the National Legislative Assembly, and the delegation at hall of the Royal Thai Embassy, Tokyo. On this occasion, the Ambassador gave a briefing about Thailand – Japan relations.
From 5-9 January 2019, Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag joined Mrs. Busaya Mathelin, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, during her participation in STEP (Strategic Exchanges on Practical Level), the programme organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan with the aim to deepen the understanding of Japan through exchanges of views with Japanese experts from various sectors.