On 22 May 2022, H.E. Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Ambassador of Thailand to Japan, attended the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament 2022 at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan. The Ambassador presented the Thailand-Japan Friendship Cup to Sumo Champion Yokozuna TERUNOFUJI who won the highest division of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament.
The presentation of the Thailand-Japan Friendship Cup to the winner of Grand Sumo Tournaments was held in Tokyo since 2017 when Thailand and Japan celebrated their 130th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic relations.
Besides Thailand, ambassadors and representatives from other 10 countries, namely, the United Arab Emirates, Hungary, Mongolia, Bulgaria, the United States of America, France, China, Mexico and the Czech Republic, also presented certificates and trophies to the Champion.