Activities


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.

06.25 Cooking class demonstration for ambassador and ambassador spouses

On 25 June 2012, Mme Aumaporn Futrakul, Ambassador’s spouse, invited Mme Miyuki Hatoyama, former Prime Minister’s spouse, H.E. Ms. Patricia Cardenas, Ambassador of Colombia to Japan, and ambassadors’ spouses from Algeria, Kuwait, Greece, Mozambique, Switzerland and Brazil to the cooking class at the Residence. The menu included Yam Woonsen (Seafood Vermicelli Salad), Tom Yam Koong (Shrimp Tom Yam Soup) and Panaeng Gai (Chicken Panang Curry).1. Yam Woonsen (Seafood Vermicelli Salad) 2. Tom Yam Koong (Shrimp Tom Yam Soup) 3. Panaeng Gai (Chicken Panang Curry)

06.21 Sabai Sabai Afternoon Tea

On 21 June 2012, Mme Aumaporn Futrakul invited members of Lady Friends of Thailand Fellowship to the Sabai Sabai Afternoon Tea.  The event included a Thai lesson for beginners and demonstration of how to make Thai milk tea and Thai desserts such as Kanom Dokjork and Kanom Krok.

06.14 Ambassador hosted a dinner in honour for the National Anti-Corruption Commission

On 14 June 2012, Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul and his spouse hosted a dinner in honour for the members of the National Anti-Corruption Commission, who were on a study visit in Japan during 14-19 June 2012.  The study group on human resource management and development was led by Commisioner Vicha Mahakun and the other on Corruption Prevention and Assets Inspection was led by Commissioner Klanarong Chanthick.

06.14 Ambassador gave an interview to MCOT

On 14 June 2012, Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul gave an interview to the staff of “24 hours – Sleepless Thailand”, Modernine TV’s documentary.  The program focuses on Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand’s mission from various perspectives and will be broadcasted in 8 episodes during August-September 2012.  The Ambassador emphasized the strong bond between Thailand and Japan, which will be commemorated in this coming September for its 125th anniversary.  He also mentioned about the embassy’s missions, including consular affairs, assistance to the Thai nationals in Japan affected by last year’s Great East Japan Earthquake, preparation for future disasters and promotion of Thai culture to the Japanese.On 14 June 2012, Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul gave an interview to the staff of “24 hours – Sleepless Thailand”, Modernine TV’s documentary.  The program focuses on Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand’s mission from various perspectives and will be broadcasted in 8 episodes during August-September 2012.  The Ambassador emphasized the strong bond between Thailand and Japan, which will be commemorated in this coming September for its 125th anniversary.  He also mentioned about the embassy’s missions, including consular affairs, assistance to the Thai nationals in Japan affected by last year’s Great East Japan Earthquake, preparation for future disasters and promotion of Thai culture to the Japanese.

06.14 Luncheon for representatives of the Juroku Bank and Kasikorn Bank

On 14 June 2012, Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul hosted a luncheon at the Residence for Mr. Yoji Matsuura, Managing Director of the Juroku Bank, Gifu Prefecture, and Dr. Chakrit Suwannachote, Chief Representative of Kasikorn Bank, Tokyo Office. Minister, Minister of the Economic and Investment Affairs Office and Minister-Counsellor of the Economic and Financial Affairs Office also attended.

06.05 Working Group on Infrastructure, Transportation and Energy visited Minister

On 5 June 2012, Mr. Okas Teparagul, Chairman of Thailand’s National Economic and Social Advisory Council, led members of the Working Group on Infrastructure, Transportation and Energy of the council who visited Japan on their field study trip during 4-9 June 2012, to pay a courtesy visit on Minister Singtong Lapisatepun at the embassy. The meeting was also attended by Mr. Toshihiro Yamakoshi, Director of the Office of Project Development, Railway Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). In this occasion, the Minister gave a briefing on Japan’s energy policy issue, while Mr. Yamakoshi gave a lecture on the system of Shinkansen, Japanese bullet train, to the group.

05.12 13th Thai Festival’s Opening Ceremony

On 12 May 2012, the dignitaries including H.E. Mr. Yukio Hatoyama, former Prime Minister of Japan and President of Japan-Thailand Parliamentarians’ Friendship League of Democratic Party of Japan, H.E. Mr. Kazuyuki Hamada, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, as well as H.E. Mr. Kittiratt Na-Ranong, Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, attended the opening ceremony of the 13th Thai Festival at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo.The Festival is now Tokyo’s biggest annual event with visitors of 350 thousand within 2 days during 12-13 May 2012.On 12 May 2012, the dignitaries including H.E. Mr. Yukio Hatoyama, former Prime Minister of Japan and President of Japan-Thailand Parliamentarians’ Friendship League of Democratic Party of Japan, H.E. Mr. Kazuyuki Hamada, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, as well as H.E. Mr. Kittiratt Na-Ranong, Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, attended the opening ceremony of the 13th Thai Festival at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo. The Festival is now Tokyo’s biggest annual event with visitors of 350 thousand within 2 days during 12-13 May 2012.


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