On 7st November 2021, Mr. Somsak Vivithkeyoonvong, Minister-Counsellor (Agriculture), participated as the Chairperson of the Kathin Ceremony at Watrakang Japan Temple. Other representatives from the Royal Thai Embassy attending the said event included Ms. Prangtip Kanchanahattakij - Minister.
The Kathin Ceremony is an annual religious event where Buddhists present monks with new yellow robes and make a merit after the ending of the Lent period. At this event, the Embassy offered the temple a donation along with Covid-19 protection equipment such as facial masks, antigen test kits and Oximeters. Moreover, the Embassy also provided a number of health-caring books and Kanji handbooks for Thai nationals living in Japan so that the temple would distribute them among Thai community in the area. The Ceremony was attended by approximately 200 Thai and Japanese Buddhists.