On 29 September 2018, Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag presided over and gave an opening remarks for the 1st Thai Festival in Fukuoka together with Mr. Hiroshi Ogawa, Governor of Fukuoka and Mr. Jungo Inoue, Chairman of Fukuoka Prefectural Assembly at the Hakata station area. The Ambassador expressed that the 1st Thai Festival in Fukuoka was organized to be celebrated the opening of the Royal Thai Honorary Consulate-General which will be opened from 1st October 2018.
On 23 September 2018, COL Thiratch Sombutsiri as a representative of Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag participated in trophy cremony of Japan-Thailand Relations for Sumo competition this year
Thai students won in the 30th International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI 2018) held in Tsukuba, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan. The silver medalist is Mr Sanchayaphol Liewkasemsant from Kamnoetvidya Science Academy of Rayong. The bronze medalists are Mr Thanadol Chomphuchan from Bunyawat Witthayalai School of Lampang, Mr Jirayu Burapacheep from Bangkok Christian College of Bangkok and Mr Milin Krotnongbua from Kamnoetvidya Science Academy of Rayong. The competition was held between 1-8 September. There were 335 students from 87 countries participated in this competition.
Thai Badminton team is now competing in Daihatsu Yonex Japan Open 2018 during 11-16 September at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza Main Arena.
On 10 September 2018, Ms. Cataleya Phatoomros, Minister-Counsellor, was invited from Oin High School to give a lecture on women’s human rights at the school. In the lecture, she stressed two prominent points.
On the 10 September 2018, Mr. Cherdchai Chaivaivid, Charge d'affaires welcomed Lieutenant General Kanit Sapitak, the National Legislative Assembly’s (NLA) Committee on religion, art, culture and tourism together with the delegation at the Royal Thai Embassy. On this occasion, both sides talked about Thailand – Japan relations
On 6 September 2018, Mr. Atsushi Shimada, President of the Japanese Association paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag at the Royal Thai Embassy. On this occasion, Mr. Shimada reported the outcome of the activities on the occasion of the 130th Thailand – Japan Anniversary as well as the activities of the Japanese Association in Thailand.
On 6 September 2018, Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag welcomed H.E. Mr. Prachuab Chaiyasan, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and the delegation. On this occasion, the Ambassador gave an overall briefing of Thailand – Japan relations at the hall of the Royal Thai Embassy.
On 5 September 2018, Mr. Muneo Kurauchi, Advisor of the MUFG Bank led Mr. Masaki Suzuki, Executive Officer paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag at the Royal Thai Embassy. On this occasion, Mr. Suzuki had recently returned to Japan after finishing his term as a Senior Executive.
On 5 September 2018, Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag hosted a lunch in honor of Mr. Osamu Izawa, the Consul General of Japan in Montreal, Canada and the Japanese media who had been working in Thailand such as the Asahi Newspaper, Yomiuri Newspaper, Kyodo News and NHK. On this occasion, the Ambassador exchanged views and opinions on many issues.