On 5 December 2012, the Royal Thai Embassy together with Thai Offices in Tokyo organized the reception to celebrate His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 85th Birthday Anniversary at Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé d’Affaires, gave a speech on the close tie between Thailand and Japan, which this year marks the 125th anniversary of their diplomatic relations. Mr. Teisuke Kitayama, President of Japan Thailand Association, Chairman of Japan – Thailand Business Forum and Chairman of the Board of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, proposed the toast for His Majesty the King and His Majesty the Emperor of Japan. Over 800 guests including foreign diplomats, Japanese authorities and private companies, as well as representatives from international organizations, jointly celebrated the auspicious occasion. H.E. Mr. Thanatip Upatising, Ambassador-Designate, was also introduced to the guests at the reception.