On October 18, 2023, the Shine for You Foundation, with the support of the Royal Thai Embassy in Tokyo, hosted a charity concert at the Embassy's Hall. The purpose of the event was to express appreciation to those who contributed to the Immanuel Orchestra’s Japan Performance Tour 2023. The Immanuel Orchestra performed from October 11 to October 24, 2023 in Tokyo, Hokkaido Prefecture, and Kumamoto Prefecture.
At the event, Mrs. PrangtipKanchanahattakij, Charge d'Affaires ad interim, delivered a welcome speech. Additionally, speeches were also delivered by Ms. Seiko KAKOGAWA - Chairman of the Shine for You Foundation, Mr. Yasuhiro YOSHIZAWA - representing the event’s sponsors, Mr. Hiroaki SHIKIDA - Chairman of the Kanagawa Prefectural Assembly Japan-Thailand Friendship League, and H.E. Mr. Singtong LAPISATEPUN - former Ambassador of Thailand to Japan.
During their stay in Japan, apart from performing concerts in the above cities, the young musicians of the Immanuel Orchestra had the opportunity to explore various sightseeing locations and participate in cultural activities. These activities included a Japanese Ikebana, i.e. a flower arrangement workshop, held at the Royal Thai Embassy and cultural exchange activities with students from the American School in Japan.
The Immanuel Orchestra’s Japan Performance Tour 2023 received significant attention from the Japanese media, both newspapers and television.