Activities


08.31 Ambassador visited Shizuoka and joined Shizuoka Thai Festival

Upon Shizuoka visit during 31 August – 1 September 2012, H.E. Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul, joined the 3rd “Japan-Thailand Exchange Festival in FUJINOKUNI Shizuoka”, the Thai Festival held during 1-2 September 2012 by the Shizuoka Japan-Thailand Association.  At the same time, he also met with key persons in Shizuoka to strengthen the bond between Thailand and Shizuoka.  On 31 August 2012, the Ambassador paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Seiji Moriyama, Vice Governor of Shizuoka, and expressed gratitude for the prefecture’s support and cooperation with the Shizuoka Japan-Thailand Association in holding the Thai Festival.  He further emphasized close historical relations between Thailand and Shizuoka, especially through Nagamasa Yamada, the Japanese samurai from Shizuoka who served in the Royal Thai army during Ayutthaya period and was granted a title of “Okya Senaphimoc”.  In regards to economic relations, the Ambassador mentioned about more than 130 Japanese companies from Shizuoka investing in Thailand and 50,000 Shizuoka tourists visiting Thailand per year.In this occasion, the Ambassador also paid a courtesy call on Mr. Masahiro Goto, Director and Chief Operating Officer of Shizuoka Bank, which had commenced its partnership with Kasikorn Bank since February 2011 in order to facilitate the prefecture’s businesses investing in Thailand.  The Ambassador showed appreciation to the bank for providing convenience for those businesses. At 10.30 A.M. on 1 September 2012, the Ambassador attended the opening ceremony of the 3rd “Japan-Thailand Exchange Festival in FUJINOKUNI Shizuoka”.  He stressed the close ties between the two nations at all levels and mentioned this year marking the 125th anniversary of Thailand-Japan diplomatic relations and the 400th anniversary of Nagamasa Yamada residing in Thailand.  At the festival, the Royal Thai Embassy held a booth promoting Thai tourism and fruits, not to forget free tasting of Thai mangoes.  Approximately 30,000 people participated in the festival. Shizuoka indeed gives precedence to Thailand through “Japan-Thailand Exchange Festival in FUJINOKUNI Shizuoka”, which has been held for three years now, and through Japan-Thailand Nagamasa Festival, which is organized in October every year.  This year marks the 27th anniversary of such festival, proving the long-lasting relationship between Thailand and Shizuoka.

08.26 The 5th Ooi Festa (Shinagawa Ooi International Exchange Festival)

On 26 August 2012, Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, organized the 5th Ooi Festa, or “Shinagawa Ooi International Exchange Festa”, in Chuo-Dori Street, in front of Oimachi Station, Shinagawa Ward. The purpose of the event was to deepen understanding of Japanese residents in Shinagawa Ward about foreign countries and their cultures. Eleven embassies and consulates in Tokyo which located or has specific relations with Shinagawa Ward, including the Royal Thai Embassy, joined and supported the event. In this occasion, the Royal Thai Embassy provided the support for Thani Kitchen, a local Thai restaurant in Shinagawa Ward, to demonstrate and promote Thai cuisine as well as the Saenchai Muaythai Gym to demonstrate Muaythai to the audience.On 26 August 2012, Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, organized the 5th Ooi Festa, or “Shinagawa Ooi International Exchange Festa”, in Chuo-Dori Street, in front of Oimachi Station, Shinagawa Ward. The purpose of the event was to deepen understanding of Japanese residents in Shinagawa Ward about foreign countries and their cultures. Eleven embassies and consulates in Tokyo which located or has specific relations with Shinagawa Ward, including the Royal Thai Embassy, joined and supported the event. In this occasion, the Royal Thai Embassy provided the support for Thani Kitchen, a local Thai restaurant in Shinagawa Ward, to demonstrate and promote Thai cuisine as well as the Saenchai Muaythai Gym to demonstrate Muaythai to the audience.

08.25 Children’s International Festa 2012

During 25-26 August, 2012, Children’s International Festa 2012 was held at Ebisu Garden Place in order to provide opportunity for Japanese children to experience culture exchange with Embassies in Japan, including the Royal Thai Embassy. The Thai traditional dance was performed at stage and a fruit carving workshop was arranged for Japanese children and visitors by the International Thai Dance Academy (ITDA).

08.12 Ceremony on Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 80th Birthday Anniversary

On 12 August 2012, Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’affaires as interim, led the officers of the Royal Thai Embassy and their spouses, and other Thai offices in Tokyo together with Thai community in Japan to celebrate and to make merit on the occasion of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 80th Birthday Anniversary at Wat Paknam, Chiba prefecture.

07.22 Phra Ajarn Amnart Opaso, Phasornkaew Temple, delivered a sermon

On 22 and 29 July 2012, Phra Ajarn Amnart Opaso, from Phasornkaew Temple, Khao Ko District, Petchaboon Province, delivered a sermon at Wat Paknam, Chiba Prefecture, and Wat Pa Buddharangsee, Tokyo.  Mme Aumaporn Futrakul, Ambassador’s spouse, the embassy’s diplomats and staff, and Thai people in Japan, attended the event.

08.07 Representatives from Royal Thai Embassy attended Yazaki Summer Camp 2012

On 7 August 2012, Mr. Yordying Supasri, First Secretary, and Mr. Thatree Luengtreeroj, Cultural Officer, attended the party of Yazaki Summer Camp 2012 project held by Yazaki Cooperation at Shizuoka prefecture. In this project, there were 44 youths from Thailand among total of 304 participants from 33 countries. The objective of this year’ camp was to instill youth with the awareness of environmental problems as well as disaster management.Yazaki Cooperation mainly produces electrical wires and power generators for automobile companies such as Toyota and General Motors. It has several factories around the world. In Thailand, there are more than 7,000 employees and 3 factories in Samut Prakarn province, Chachoengsao province, and Phitsanulok province.On 7 August 2012, Mr. Yordying Supasri, First Secretary, and Mr. Thatree Luengtreeroj, Cultural Officer, attended the party of Yazaki Summer Camp 2012 project held by Yazaki Cooperation at Shizuoka prefecture. In this project, there were 44 youths from Thailand among total of 304 participants from 33 countries. The objective of this year’ camp was to instill youth with the awareness of environmental problems as well as disaster management.Yazaki Cooperation mainly produces electrical wires and power generators for automobile companies such as Toyota and General Motors. It has several factories around the world. In Thailand, there are more than 7,000 employees and 3 factories in Samut Prakarn province, Chachoengsao province, and Phitsanulok province.

08.05 Representatives of Embassy observed the 11th Muay Thai Wave from YOKOHAMA

 On 5 August 2012, Hamakko Muay Thai Gym organized the 11th Muay Thai Wave from YOKOHAMA at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse’s hall with many competitions between Japanese and Thai Muay Thai boxers.In this occasion, CAPT. Yongyut Phrompromrach, Naval Attache, presented the trophy, on behalf of the Ambassador, to the awarded boxers. Other Embassy officers also observed the competitions.Hamakko Muay Thai Gym has held the Muay Thai Wave for 11 times. This event encourages the promotion of Thai culture to Japanese public.  The Royal Thai Embassy has provided support as well as trophy for the event annually.On 5 August 2012, Hamakko Muay Thai Gym organized the 11th Muay Thai Wave from YOKOHAMA at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse’s hall with many competitions between Japanese and Thai Muay Thai boxers.In this occasion, CAPT. Yongyut Phrompromrach, Naval Attache, presented the trophy, on behalf of the Ambassador, to the awarded boxers. Other Embassy officers also observed the competitions.Hamakko Muay Thai Gym has held the Muay Thai Wave for 11 times. This event encourages the promotion of Thai culture to Japanese public.  The Royal Thai Embassy has provided support as well as trophy for the event annually.  

07.31 JTA Evening Cool Party 2012

On 31 July 2012, Japan-Thailand Association (JTA) and the Embassy jointly organized the annual Evening Cool Party at Gofukubashi Club, Tokyo.  Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul and representatives from the Embassy and other Thai offices in Tokyo, including leading Japanese businessmen and VIP who have connection with Thailand, altogether 150 people, joined the event.Mr. Teisuke Kitayama, Chairman of JTA, and the Ambassador gave opening speeches, mentioning the long-lasting close relationship of Thailand and Japan and reaffirming the commitment to strengthening the ties of both nations to the future.  At the same time, the Ambassador emphasized the Royal Thai Government’s water management policy and economic partnership enhancement opportunities.The event not only allowed for opinion exchange and meeting between Thai diplomats and Japanese private sector but also promoted Thai culture through a variety of Thai cuisine and Thai traditional music performed by the Embassys Thai musical ensemble.On 31 July 2012, Japan-Thailand Association (JTA) and the Embassy jointly organized the annual Evening Cool Party at Gofukubashi Club, Tokyo.  Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul and representatives from the Embassy and other Thai offices in Tokyo, including leading Japanese businessmen and VIP who have connection with Thailand, altogether 150 people, joined the event. Mr. Teisuke Kitayama, Chairman of JTA, and the Ambassador gave opening speeches, mentioning the long-lasting close relationship of Thailand and Japan and reaffirming the commitment to strengthening the ties of both nations to the future.  At the same time, the Ambassador emphasized the Royal Thai Government’s water management policy and economic partnership enhancement opportunities.The event not only allowed for opinion exchange and meeting between Thai diplomats and Japanese private sector but also promoted Thai culture through a variety of Thai cuisine and Thai traditional music performed by the Embassys Thai musical ensemble.

07.30 Thai Government donated for North Kyushu flood

The Thai government donated 14.5 million yen (5.8 million baht) to the four prefectures in North Kyushu (Kumamoto, Oita, Fukuoka, and Saga) hit by the flood from 12 July 2012 to show the country’s concern for Japan.Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul visited the governors of Kumamoto, Oita and Fukuoka during 30-31 July 2012 to deliver the donations as follows:1) On 30 July 2012, 11.00 hrs., the Ambassador paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Ikuo Kabashima, Kumamoto Governor, and delivered a 5-million-yen cheque.The Royal Thai government has donated 14.5 million yen (5.8 million baht) flood relief to the four prefectures in Northern Kyushu (Kumamoto, Oita, Fukuoka, and Saga) heavily hit by the floods following by torrential rainfall on 12 July 2012 as a symbolic token underscored the close ties between the two countries.In this regard, H.E. Virasakdi Futrakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Japan, visited Kumamoto, Oita and Fukuoka during 30-31 July 2012 and met the Governors of each prefecture to present the said donations which have been allocated as follows:1) On 30 July 2012, 11.00 hrs., the Ambassador paid a courtesy call on Mr. Ikuo Kabashima, Kumamoto Governor, and presented a 5-million-yen cheque.2) On 30 July 2012, 16.30 hrs., the Ambassador paid a courtesy call on Mr. Katsusada Hirose, Oita Governor, and presented a 4-million-yen cheque.3) On 31 July 2012, 14.00 hrs., the Ambassador paid a courtesy call on Mr. Hiroshi Ogawa, Fukuoka Governor, and presented a 4-million-yen cheque.Upon the visits, both sides emphasized the strong ties of Thailand and Japan at all levels, from Royal Family level to people level, in particular the assistance to one another in times of need including the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan and severe flood in Thailand in 2011.    The financial assistance to Japan during this tough time indeed underscored their strong bond of friendship.As for Saga Prefecture, the Royal Thai Embassy will deliver the separate donation of 1.5 million yen through Japan Red Cross Society.

07.29 Thai Junior Football Team visited the Residence

On July 29, 2012, on behalf of the Embassy, Minister-Counsellor Pattarat Hongtong, gave a moral support to 12-year-old Thai junior football team at the Saitama International Junior Football Tournament 2012.  In the following day, special lunch and overview history of the Residence were provided to the youth football team at the Residence.  


Pages: Prev. 1 ... 73 74 75 76 77 ... 96 Next