On 29 July 2015, Mr. Teisuke Kitayama, President of the Japan-Thailand Association (JTA) and Chairman of the Japan-Thailand Business Forum (JTBF) hosted a welcome reception in honour of H.E. Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow upon assuming the post of Ambassador of Thailand to Japan. Mr. Kitayama, in his remarks, warmly welcomed H.E. Ambassador Sihasak and reiterated the role and cooperation of JTA and JTBF in enhancing the relations between Thailand and Japan. On his part, H.E. Ambassador Sihasak expressed his appreciation to all the members of JTA and JTBF for their contribution over many years and sought continued support from JTA and JTBF.