Activities


11.25 Japanese Thanksgiving 2012 at Meiji Shrine

On 25 November 2012, Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’affaires, attended the “Japanese Thanksgiving 2012” at Sanshuden, Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. The purpose of the event is to celebrate the harvest and thanksgiving to the gods of agriculture. Over 20 companies, agricultural organizations from all over Japan and the foreign embassies in Japan participated in the event by displaying their products. The Embassy, in cooperation with the Office of Commercial Affairs and the importing companies, displayed the processed food products from Thailand, such as jasmine rice, green curry, seasoning and wine, to promote Thai agricultural products and Thai food to Japanese people.

11.09 Vice Minister of Natural Resources and Environment visited MLIT Minister

On 9 November 2012, Dr. Pithaya Pookaman, Vice Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, accompanied by Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’affaires, paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Yuichiro Hata, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan (MLIT).  The Ministry presented the visitors with emergency response technology at its disaster prevention center.

11.07 Provincial Waterworks Authority Governor and Saitama Prefecture Official visited Chargé d’affaires

On 7 November 2012, Thai delegation led by Mrs. Ratana Kitchawan, Governor of Provincial Waterworks Authority, and Mr. Minoru Matsumoto, Deputy Director General of International Waterworks and Human Resource Development, General Affairs Division, Bureau of Public Enterprise, Saitama Prefecture, paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’affaires.  The visit was upon the occasion of four officers from the Provincial Waterworks Authority, both from the headquarter and Chonburi Province, taking part in technical training in Saitama Prefecture. Such training was according to an agreement between Saitama Prefecture’s Bureau of Public Enterprise and Thailand’s Provincial Waterworks Authority to support water management in Chonburi Province under JICA Partnership Program.Under the 3-year-agreement (April 2012-March 2015), Saitama Prefecture agrees to send three experts to Thailand for two weeks, twice a year.  At the same time, four officers from Thailand’s Provincial Waterworks Authority also receive training in the prefecture for two weeks, twice a year.  The program is expected to help enhance Chonburi Province’s water treatment technology with necessary technical assistance.  The officers joined the training during 5-16 November 2012, which marked the second year of the agreement. On 7 November 2012, Thai delegation led by Mrs. Ratana Kitchawan, Governor of Provincial Waterworks Authority, and Mr. Minoru Matsumoto, Deputy Director General of International Waterworks and Human Resource Development, General Affairs Division, Bureau of Public Enterprise, Saitama Prefecture, paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’affaires.  The visit was upon the occasion of four officers from the Provincial Waterworks Authority, both from the headquarter and Chonburi Province, taking part in technical training in Saitama Prefecture. Such training was according to an agreement between Saitama Prefecture’s Bureau of Public Enterprise and Thailand’s Provincial Waterworks Authority to support water management in Chonburi Province under JICA Partnership Program. Under the 3-year-agreement (April 2012-March 2015), Saitama Prefecture agrees to send three experts to Thailand for two weeks, twice a year.  At the same time, four officers from Thailand’s Provincial Waterworks Authority also receive training in the prefecture for two weeks, twice a year.  The program is expected to help enhance Chonburi Province’s water treatment technology with necessary technical assistance.  The officers joined the training during 5-16 November 2012, which marked the second year of the agreement.

11.01 Chargé d’affaires attended reception to celebrate Bangkok-Sapporo flight

On 1 November 2012, Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’affaires, attended a reception to congratulate the Thai Airways International on its new international flight from Bangkok to Sapporo, at Sapporo City in Hokkaido.  Executives from Thai Airways International, Hokkaido Governor and senior officers, executives from Hokkaido firms and Thai investors also presented.Thai Airways International’s direct flight from Bangkok to Sapporo commenced its first flight on 31 October 2012 and schedules to continue the flight throughout the year.  Flight TG 670, Bangkok-Sapporo, operates every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, departing at 23.45 hrs and arriving at 8.30 hrs.  On the returning route, flight TG 671, Sapporo-Bangkok, operates every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, departing at 10.15 hrs and arriving at 15.45 hrs. On 1 November 2012, Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’affaires, attended a reception to congratulate the Thai Airways International on its new international flight from Bangkok to Sapporo, at Sapporo City in Hokkaido.  Executives from Thai Airways International, Hokkaido Governor and senior officers, executives from Hokkaido firms and Thai investors also presented. Thai Airways International’s direct flight from Bangkok to Sapporo commenced its first flight on 31 October 2012 and schedules to continue the flight throughout the year.  Flight TG 670, Bangkok-Sapporo, operates every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, departing at 23.45 hrs and arriving at 8.30 hrs.  On the returning route, flight TG 671, Sapporo-Bangkok, operates every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, departing at 10.15 hrs and arriving at 15.45 hrs.  

11.18 Consular Services at Wat Paknam, Chiba

On 18 November 2012, the Embassy arranged the annual consular services for the Thai community in Japan at Wat Paknam (Paknam Temple), Chiba prefecture. The consular team, led by Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’affaires, hold its first consular services of the fiscal year 2013 at the facility of Wat Paknam at the sideline of the Royal Katina ceremony, graciously granted by HM the King of Thailand. The consular services include passport issuance, legalization and household documents issuances as well as counseling for Thais experiencing with everyday life in Japan. The Thai Network in Japan (TNJ), a volunteer-based organization run by Thais, also set up a mobile counseling service for Thai residing in Japan, together with Tawan, a Thai volunteer group, which provided free medical check-up and consultation by Dr. Takashi Sawada, a Japanese physician and philanthropist.

11.10 ACT Family Day 2012

On Saturday 10 November 2012, the Royal Thai Embassy, as the host of the year, held the annual ACT Family Day 2012 to promote friendship among ASEAN countries in Tokyo, at Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art in Chiba Prefecture. More than 350 participants, including families of diplomats and staff, from 10 ASEAN diplomatic missions joined the event.  Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’affaires, Mr. Teruo Toyoshima, Director General of International Affairs Division, Policy and Planning Department, Chiba Prefectural Government, and Mr. Kazumi Sumida, Director of Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, each delivered a speech at the opening ceremony.  A variety of entertaining activities such as museum tour, games and soap carving workshop proceeded on throughout the day.  Under the blue sky of a beautiful bright sunny day, adults and children alike cheerfully enjoyed the activities and diversity of food from the 10 ASEAN nations, making the ACT Family Day 2012 another memorable event.

10.29 Thai Students in Short-term Exchange Program at Meiji U. visited the Embassy

On 29 October 2012, Professor Dr. Kenichi Eto, Adviser & Coordinator, School of Political Science and Economics, Meiji University led the 8 Thai students who are joining the short-term exchange program of Meiji University, to pay a courtesy call on Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’affaires at the Embassy. Teachers and Japanese students from Meiji University who had studied in Thailand in the past were also present at the courtesy call.  The 8 Thai students are from the Japanese Major in Srinakharinwirot University and King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang and have been joining the program in the School of Information and Communication, Meiji University for 3 weeks from 15 October 2012. This year is the 3rdyear of the exchange program between Meiji University and Thai Universities which started in 2010.

10.23 Worship and Wreath-Laying Ceremony on King Rama V’s Memorial Day

On 23 October 2012, Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’affaires and his spouse led the representatives from Royal Thai Embassy in Tokyo, Royal Thai Consulate-General, Osaka together with the Head of Thai offices in Japan and the representative of Honorary Consulate-General in Nagoya to attend the worship and wreath-laying ceremony on the occasion of King Rama V’s memorial day at Nittai-ji Temple, Nagoya, Aichi prefectureNittai-ji, meaning Japan-Thai Temple, is the symbol of the long relationship and Buddhism relations between Thailand and Japan. It was constructed as a memorial on the occasion that King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) gave the relics of Buddha Sakyamuni and the Buddha statue to Japanese Buddhists in 1900. Many members of Thailand’s Royal Family often came to the temple when they visited Japan. In 1987, the temple constructed the King Chulalongkorn’s statue to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Thailand and Japan. On 23 October 2012, Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’affaires and his spouse led the representatives from Royal Thai Embassy in Tokyo, Royal Thai Consulate-General, Osaka together with the Head of Thai offices in Japan and the representative of Honorary Consulate-General in Nagoya to attend the worship and wreath-laying ceremony on the occasion of King Rama V’s memorial day at Nittai-ji Temple, Nagoya, Aichi prefecture Nittai-ji, meaning Japan-Thai Temple, is the symbol of the long relationship and Buddhism relations between Thailand and Japan. It was constructed as a memorial on the occasion that King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) gave the relics of Buddha Sakyamuni and the Buddha statue to Japanese Buddhists in 1900. Many members of Thailand’s Royal Family often came to the temple when they visited Japan. In 1987, the temple constructed the King Chulalongkorn’s statue to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Thailand and Japan.

10.18 27th ASEAN Japanese speech contest winners – speech and reception

On 18 October 2012, Mr. Yordying Supasri, First Secretary, on behalf of the Royal Thai Embassy, joined the 27th ASEAN Japanese speech contest winner’s speech and reception organized by Japan Overseas Enterprises Association.Eleven winners from 8 ASEAN countries, including Thailand, gave their speech in different topics.  Winners from Thailand included Mr. Napat Hatthayanan, Thammasat University student, who gave a speech on “My Own Way” and Mr. Sorrasak Prawitsittkoon, Ubon Ratchathani University student, who spoke on a topic of “Toward ASEAN Community”.On 18 October 2012, Mr. Yordying Supasri, First Secretary, on behalf of the Royal Thai Embassy, joined the 27th ASEAN Japanese speech contest winner’s speech and reception organized by Japan Overseas Enterprises Association.Eleven winners from 8 ASEAN countries, including Thailand, gave their speech in different topics.  Winners from Thailand included Mr. Napat Hatthayanan, Thammasat University student, who gave a speech on “My Own Way” and Mr. Sorrasak Prawitsittkoon, Ubon Ratchathani University student, who spoke on a topic of “Toward ASEAN Community”.


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