Activities


07.25 Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives visited Ambassador

On 25 July 2012, Mr. Chalit Dhamrongsak, Deputy Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, led a group of senior officers from the Ministry to pay a courtesy visit to Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul at the Residence. The group also learned about Japan’s economy and agriculture as they were in Japan to attend Sub-committee meetings concerning agriculture area under Japan-Thailand Economic Partnership Agreement (JTEPA). Representatives from Thailand’s Office of Agricultural Affairs in Japan also attended.

07.24 Participants of Children’s International Festa 2012 visited Residence

 On 24 July 2012, Mme Aumaporn Futrakul, Ambassadors spouse, and the Embassy officers introduced Thailand through a lecture, Thai tourism DVD, traditional play, and quiz to 11 primary school students and their parents.Their visit to the Residence was a part of Foreign Culture Studies Program for the 4th Children’s International Festa on 25-26 August 2012 at Ebisu Garden Place. This is the second time the Embassy had supported the activity to promote Thailand. On 24 July 2012, Mme Aumaporn Futrakul, Ambassadors spouse, and the Embassy officers introduced Thailand through a lecture, Thai tourism DVD, traditional play, and quiz to 11 primary school students and their parents.Their visit to the Residence was a part of Foreign Culture Studies Program for the 2nd Children’s International Festa on 25-26 August 2012 at Ebisu Garden Place. This is the second time the Embassy had supported the activity to promote Thailand.  

07.21 King Prajadhipok’s Institute Council visited Residence

On July 21, 2012, Shinagawa Ward’s staff gave a lecture on disaster prevention and flood control to members of the King Prajadhipok’s Institute Council, who were on a study trip in Japan.  Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul hosted a luncheon for them at the Residence. The members of delegation included General Sirindra Dhupklum, Professor Dr. Borwornsak Uwanno and Professor Dr. Wissanu Kreangam.

07.26 Ambassador’s spouse gave lecture on Thailand-Japan relations at Gunma Prefectural Women’s University

On 26 June 2012, upon an invitation from the Goi Peace Foundation, Mme Aumaporn Futrakul, Ambassador’s spouse, gave a lecture on Thailand-Japan relations at Gunma Prefectural Women’s University.  The audience of 120 included students from the Faculty of International Communication and general public, who actively participated in Q&A discussion period afterwards.  The Ambassador’s spouse also had a talk with Mr. Fujio Hamaguchi, the rector of the university in this occasion.

07.10 Governor of Chiba Prefecture visited Ambassador

On 10 July 2012, Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul hosted a luncheon for Mr. Kensaku Morita, Governor of Chiba Prefecture, and his colleagues.  The group plans to visit Thailand in order to promote products and tourism of Chiba Prefecture in Thailand during 17-22 August 2012.  Minister Singtong Lapisatepun, diplomat, and representatives from economy-related offices in Tokyo also presented.

07.03 Welcome dinner in honor ofnew Russian Ambassador

On July 3, 2012, H.E. Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul and his spouse hosted a welcome dinner at the Residence for H.E. Mr. Evgeny V. Afanasiev, the new Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Japan and former Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Thailand, and his spouse.  Also presented at the dinner were senior diplomats who used to serve in Thailand and their spouse, namely, H.E. Dr. Samir Arrour, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Japan and former Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Thailand, H.E. Mr. Hideaki Kobayashi, former Ambassador of Japan to Thailand, and H.E. Mr. Masato Kitera, Deputy Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who was a Minister at the Embassy of Japan in Thailand.

07.02 Members of Secretariat of the House of Representatives paid a courtesy call on Minister

On 2 July 2012, Mr.Watcharin Chomphalaphon, Deputy Secretary-General of the Secretariat of the House of Representatives, led members of the Secretariat to the Embassy to pay a courtesy call on Minister Singtong Lapisatepun and attended the briefing of the current situation of Japan by the Minister. The delegation was on a study trip about Japan legislative system during 30 June – 6 July 2012.

06.26 Ambassador’s spouse gave lecture on Thailand-Japan relations at Gunma Prefectural Women’s University

On 26 June 2012, upon an invitation from the Goi Peace Foundation, Mme Aumaporn Futrakul, Ambassador’s spouse, gave a lecture on Thailand-Japan relations at Gunma Prefectural Women’s University.  The audience of 120 included students from the Faculty of International Communication and general public, who actively participated in Q&A discussion period afterwards.  The Ambassador’s spouse also had a talk with Mr. Fujio Hamaguchi, the rector of the university in this occasion.

06.29 NHK Culture Center visited Residence

On 29 June 2012, Mme Aumaporn Futrakul and Embassy staff welcomed forty members of NHK Culture Center, from Saitama Arena and Machida branches, at the Residence.  The participants listened to the briefing about the Residence’s history and Thailand-Japan diplomatic relations that reached their 125th year. They also enjoyed Tourism DVD, Thai classical dance, Thai cuisine buffet, and Thai handicraft bazaar.

06.26 Chargé d’affaires’s speech for Kanagawa Prefectural Assembly Japan-Thailand Goodwill Federation

On 26 June 2012, Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’affaires, gave a speech on “Japan-Thailand: Old Friends and Modern Partners” to mark the establishment of Kanagawa Prefectural Assembly Japan-Thailand Goodwill Federation at the inaugural meeting at Kanagawa Prefectural Assembly. The Federation aims at promoting further friendship of both countries for the commemorative 125th anniversary of Japan-Thailand diplomatic relations. It comprises 65 members at present with Mr. Hiroaki Shikida as the Chairperson. On this occasion, the Chargé d’affaires also paid a courtesy call onc Mr. Yuji Kuroiwa, Governor of Kanagawa Prefecture.


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