On 6 November 2011, Mme Aumaporn Futrakul, Ambassador’s spouse, was invited to give a special lecture on “Religious Life of Buddhist Women in Thailand” for members of the International Ladies Association of Buddhism at Kodosan Temple in Yokohama.
On 27 October 2011, Mme. Aumaporn Futrakul, spouse of Ambassador invited 13 members of “Lady Friends of Thailand Fellowship”, a group of Japanese ladies who used to accompany their spouses for stationing in Thailand, for Thai food cooking demonstration at the Thai Residence. The menu included seafood glass noodle salad and Tom Yam Kung.
On 24 October 2011, H.E. Mr. Virasakdi Futrakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Japan, attended the DLE Co., Ltd. Press Conference at the 24th Tokyo International Film Festival at Mori Tower, Ropponggi Hills,and delivered a congratulatory message on the cooperation between the DLE and 4 Thai companies in content industry business. With its successful experiences in animation business in Japan,4 of DLE executives have been designated as Honorary Digital Content Business Advisor by the Thailand Digital Content Center (TDCC) from October 2011. Executives from the TDCC and Thai partner companies were also present at the event.
On 23 October 2011, Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul and his spouse led officials and spouses of the Embassy and Consulate-General in Osaka to attend the memorial service for King Chulalongkorn at Nittai-ji Temple, which houses his statue, in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. Mr. Takayasu Miwa, Honorary Consulate in Nagoya was also present.
On 19 October 2011, Mme Aumaporn Futrakul, Ambassador’s spouse, received, on behalf of the Ambassador, donation for Thai flood victims from Kasumi Kai, a group of Japanese elites.
On 19 October 2011, Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul hosted a luncheon for high-ranking officials from METI, including Director-General of Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, Director of Asia and Pacific Division, and Director of Trade Policy Bureau. Other members of the Embassy’s economic team were also present.
On 19 October 2011, Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul received donation for Thai floodfrom Mr. Shosaku Yasui, President of Japan Finance Corporation.
On 14 October 2011, Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul, hosted a luncheon and briefing on Thailand for ambassadors accredited to Thailand with residence in Tokyo, including the Ambassadors of the Republic of Nicaragua, Republic of Malawi, Republic of Rwanda, Republic of Honduras, and Republic of Djibouti.
On 14 October 2011, Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul led officials fromthe Embassy to visit TEPCO Power Station in Oimachi, Tokyo. One of the two gas turbine generators Thailand lent to TEPCOafter the Great East Japan Earthquake was installed at the site.