On 18 August 2023, Mr. IIDA Koichi, General Manager of the KUROBE Aqua Fairies volleyball team, and Mr. NISHIDA Seiji, Representative Director of the NPO Yum! Yam! SOUL SOUP KITCHEN paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Ambassador of Thailand to Japan.
KUROBE Aqua Fairies, with its 25thanniversary in 2023, has been a member of the first division of V-league, the top category of Japanese volleyball league, since 2018. Since 2021, Thailand's national team player, Ms. Pimpichaya Kokram (Beam),has become a pivotal part of the team, actively contributing to their success. With the aim of spotlighting Ms. Pimpichaya and showcasing the culture of Thailand, the KUROBE Aqua Fairies has outlined plans to organise a "Thai Festival" on November 25-26, 2023, and January 6-7, 2024, hosted at the Kurobe City Sports Center in collaboration with the NPO Yum! Yam! SOUL SOUP KITCHEN. The festival promises an array of Thai cuisine and Thai culture booths.