Activities


03.23 Ambassadors lecture on Thailands Economy after the Great Flood.

On 23 March 2012, Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul, gave lecture on the topic Thailands Economy after the Great Flood at a seminar organised by Research Institute of Economic, Trade & Industry (REITI) at the Ministry of Economic, Trade & Industry (METI). At the lecture, Ambassador gave updates on the recovery from the flood disaster in Thailand and information on concrete measures against future flood as well as partnership opportunities with Japanese government and business opportunities for Japanese private sectors.About 60 Japanese participants from various fields attended the seminar. On 23 March 2012, Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul, gave lecture on the topic Thailands Economy after the Great Flood at a seminar organised by Research Institute of Economic, Trade & Industry (REITI) at the Ministry of Economic, Trade & Industry (METI). At the lecture, Ambassador gave updates on the recovery from the flood disaster in Thailand and information on concrete measures against future flood as well as partnership opportunities with Japanese government and business opportunities for Japanese private sectors. About 60 Japanese participants from various fields attended the seminar. 

03.21 Ambassador hosted lunch for FEC

On 21 March 2012, Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul hosted lunch for representatives from the International Friendship Exchange Council (FEC) at the Thai Residence.Mr. Norio Yamaguchi, Chairman of the Board of Ajinomoto Co., Inc., who led the FEC delegation to Thailand, along with Mr. Yoshihiko Nakagaki, Corporate Advisor & Former President of Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (J-Power), as well as Ambassador Hiroyuki Yushita, Advisor of FEC delegation, came to report the outcome of their mission to Thailand and Myanmar in February 2012. Heads of economic offices of the Embassy were also present at the meeting. On 21 March 2012, Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul hosted lunch for representatives from the International Friendship Exchange Council (FEC) at the Thai Residence. Mr. Norio Yamaguchi, Chairman of the Board of Ajinomoto Co., Inc., who led the FEC delegation to Thailand, along with Mr. Yoshihiko Nakagaki, Corporate Advisor & Former President of Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (J-Power), as well as Ambassador Hiroyuki Yushita, Advisor of FEC delegation, came to report the outcome of their mission to Thailand and Myanmar in February 2012. Heads of economic offices of the Embassy were also present at the meeting.

03.16 Phra-ajahn Mitsuo Gavesako delivered a sermon at the Residence

On 16 March 2012, Rev. Mitsuo Gavesako, the Abbot of Sunandavanaram Temple, Kanchanaburi Province, delivered a sermon to the Embassy’s officers led by H.E. Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul and his spouse, at the Residence.

03.16 GSDF Staff College visited the Ambassador

On 16 March 2012, Major General Suthat Kanchananonkul, Commander in Chief of General Staff Defense Force (GSDF) Staff, along with GSDF officials and students, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul at the Thai Residence. The delegation visited Japan during 10-17 March 2012 to exchange experiences on national defense affairs.

02.27-28 Ambassador paid a courtesy call on the Chairman of Naha Chamber of Commerce

On 27-28 February 2012, H.E. Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul visit Okinawa Prefecture. During his visit, the Ambassador paid a courtesy call on Mr. Yukikazu Kokuba, Chairman of the Naha Chamber of Commerce and Industry and discussed ways and means to bilateral economic cooperation as well as strengthen mutual cooperation between Thailand and Okinawa in the field of tourism and spa industry. The Ambassador also met with Mr. Takeshi Sakumoto, the Honorary Consul of Thailand in Okinawa and Thai communities during his visit.

03.22 NHK Culture Center’s third visit to Thai Embassy

On 22 March 2012, 35 members from NHK Culture Center, Aoyama Branch, were welcomed by Mme Aumaporn Futrakul, Ambassador’s spouse, and the embassy staff at the Residence.  After briefing about Thai Residence, Thai culture and Thailand-Japan relations, the audience watched a Thailand tourism DVD, Thai traditional dance and music performance.  The Embassy also prepared Thai cuisine and traditional handicraft for them to enjoy Thai uniqueness.

02.15 Dinner for Mr. Shozaburo Jimi and the delegates

On 15 February 2012, Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul and spouse hosted the dinner for H.E.Dr. Shozaburo Jimi, State Minister for Postal Reform and Financial Services, his family, and other guests from Kita-Kyushu at the residence.

02.07 Koshigaya Chuou Junior High School visited the Embassy

On 7 February 2012, the students from Koshigaya Chuou Junior High School, Saitama prefecture, visited the Embassy to listen to the briefing about Thailand. Minister Singtong Lapisatepun also answered the questions from the students about Thai flood situation and other issues related to Thailand.

03.15 Thai Cooking Demonstration for WTT members

On 15 March 2012, Mme. Aumaporn Futrakul, Ambassador’s spouse, hosted a Thai Cooking Demonstration at the Thai Residence for 10 ladies of WTT members including Mme. Tazuko Okada, spouse of H.E.Mr. Takuya Okada, Deputy Prime Minister & Mme. Mikiko Gemba, spouse of H.E.Mr.Koichiro Gemba, Minister for Foreign Affair, in which she introduced how to preprae Thai dishes, such as Spicy Glass Noodles Salad with Seafood, Tom Yum Kung soup and Green Curry with Chicken to the participants.

02.20 Ambassadors meeting with JTBF

On 20 February 2012, H.E. Mr. Virasakdi Futrakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Japan, hosted dinner for the members of the Japan-Thailand Business Forum (JTBF) led by Mr. Teisuke Kitayama, JTBF President and Chairman of Sumitomo Mitsui Bank.The JTBF, an alumni group of former Japanese executives in Thailand, reported to Ambassador the outcome of its mission to Thailand in January 2012, where they visited the BOI Fair and industrial estate sites.  They also attended a dinner hosted by H.E. Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand.Members of the Embassys economic team were also present at the meeting. On 20 February 2012, H.E. Mr. Virasakdi Futrakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Japan, hosted dinner for the members of the Japan-Thailand Business Forum (JTBF) led by Mr. Teisuke Kitayama, JTBF President and Chairman of Sumitomo Mitsui Bank. The JTBF, an alumni group of former Japanese executives in Thailand, reported to Ambassador the outcome of its mission to Thailand in January 2012, where they visited the BOI Fair and industrial estate sites.  They also attended a dinner hosted by H.E. Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand. Members of the Embassys economic team were also present at the meeting.


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