The event was held at the Millenium Hall, Kanda University of International Studies and presided over by Mr. Atsushi Kasuga, Head of Southeast Asia Languages Department and Mr.Nattapong Lathapipat, Minister Counsellor of the Royal Thai Embassy. Eighteen bachelor degree students of Thai Major from 7 universities took part in the contest namely Utsunomiya University , Obirin University, Osaka University, Keio University, Meiji University, Ritsumeikan University and Kanda University of International Studies. Prof. Kuniya Sakai, President of Kanda University of International Studies gave the closing remarks.
Every contestant had delivered the speech under the title of “Important thing” and answer a question in Thai. The selection panel was comprised of representatives from the Royal Thai Embassy, Tourism Authority of Thailand in Tokyo and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
The outstanding prize for this year contest belonged to Mr. Daia Okamoto, the 4th year student and Ms. Kanako Watanabe, the 2nd year student from Kanda University of International Studies, who received a round trip air ticket Tokyo-Bangkok, sponsored by Thai Airways International Co., Ltd and the Royal Thai Embassy. Other winners received a certificate, cash reward and books on Thailand supported by the Japan-Thailand Association, Ajinomoto, JapanThailand Business Forum and NGO Khobkhunmak. Thai traditional dance and music were also performed at the event.