On 30 August, 2014, Minister Singtong Lapisatepun and his spouse, Mrs. Porndee Lapisatepun, attended the opening ceremony of the 5th Thai Festival in Shizuoka. The event was held at Aoba Symbol Road, Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture during 30-31 August 2014 with The Association of Thai -Japanese as the main organizer, supported by the Royal Thai Embassy. In this occasion, Minister gave an opening speech together with other honorable guests from both Thai and Japanese offices. Mr. Hajime Amano, chairman of Japan-Thailand Relations Association delivered the speech on behalf of Shizuoka city, Shizuoka prefecture.
This year, the Royal Thai Embassy displayed Thai herbs and spices, which play important roles in Thai cuisine, while introducing their usage in other areas such as spa, beauty and other daily products.
The festival showcased Thai food and products, including Thailand promotion by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Thai Airways International, Nagoya Office sponsored a round-trip ticket Nagoya-Thailand for the lucky-draw event on the stage.