Activities


07.10 Governor of Chiba Prefecture visited Ambassador

On 10 July 2012, Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul hosted a luncheon for Mr. Kensaku Morita, Governor of Chiba Prefecture, and his colleagues.  The group plans to visit Thailand in order to promote products and tourism of Chiba Prefecture in Thailand during 17-22 August 2012.  Minister Singtong Lapisatepun, diplomat, and representatives from economy-related offices in Tokyo also presented.

07.03 Welcome dinner in honor ofnew Russian Ambassador

On July 3, 2012, H.E. Ambassador Virasakdi Futrakul and his spouse hosted a welcome dinner at the Residence for H.E. Mr. Evgeny V. Afanasiev, the new Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Japan and former Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Thailand, and his spouse.  Also presented at the dinner were senior diplomats who used to serve in Thailand and their spouse, namely, H.E. Dr. Samir Arrour, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Japan and former Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Thailand, H.E. Mr. Hideaki Kobayashi, former Ambassador of Japan to Thailand, and H.E. Mr. Masato Kitera, Deputy Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who was a Minister at the Embassy of Japan in Thailand.

07.02 Members of Secretariat of the House of Representatives paid a courtesy call on Minister

On 2 July 2012, Mr.Watcharin Chomphalaphon, Deputy Secretary-General of the Secretariat of the House of Representatives, led members of the Secretariat to the Embassy to pay a courtesy call on Minister Singtong Lapisatepun and attended the briefing of the current situation of Japan by the Minister. The delegation was on a study trip about Japan legislative system during 30 June – 6 July 2012.

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.


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