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Sincere appreciation from the Royal Thai Embassy for Japanese generosity for Thai elephants.

... the relevant authorities to regularly monitor the number of elephants and camps facing such difficulty.  The Royal Thai Embassy in Tokyo learned with appreciation thata number of Japanese people and Japanese private sector expressed concern over the Thai elephant welfare during the COVID-19 situation. For example, the Embassy was contacted by Ms. KURIBAYASHI Ayuko and Ms. WADA Hiroko, two Japanese nationals, to assist them in transmitting their precious donation to elephant foundations in Thailand. Freewill ...
03/08/2020

Condolences for the passing away of Thai elephant “Arthit” at the Ueno Zoological Gardens

The Royal Thai Embassy in Tokyo learned from the Ueno Zoological Gardens that on 14 September 2020, the Ueno Zoological Gardens organised a condolences ceremony for the passing of the Thai elephant “Arthit” who died of Tuberculosis on 24 August 2020. The unexpected passing of elephant “Arthit” was saddening and shocking for many, especially those who had been visiting and bonded with elephant “Arthit” since his arrival ...

Ambassador attended Japan-Thailand Cultural Festival at Nittaiji Temple and presented “KOCHABUA” elephant statue on the occasion of the 135th anniversary of Thailand-Japan diplomatic relations.

... Thailand-Japan diplomatic relations on 26 September 2022. 90 centimeters tallmade of fiberglass, “KOCHABUA” elephant is one of 90 elephant statues created under the Chiang-Rai Elephant Project. The projectaims topromote Chiang-Rai as the city of Thai elephants and Thai artists. The project was initiated byDr. KobchaiJitsakul,President of the Française-ThaiAssociation. Mr. WorawitSangtong, a Thai artist who painted this “KOCHABUA” elephant, was inspired to use “lotus”, which isregarded ...
03/10/2022

Ambassador visits Ueno Zoo, Tokyo

On 27 October 2021, H.E. Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Ambassador of Thailand to Japan, met with Mr. FUKUDA Yutaka, Director of the Ueno Zoo, Tokyo, to express gratitude for taking good care of Thai elephants and visited two Thai elephants, Uthai and Arun, at Ueno Zoo. 31 October 2021marks the first birthday anniversary of Arun, a Thai elephant born from Arthit and Uthai. The Embassy brought Arun’s favourite fruits to celebrate his first birthday....

Ambassador Singtong expressed appreciation for Dr. Kobchai JITSAKULA’s cooperation to promote Thailand-Japan relations.

On 14 October 2022, H.E. Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Ambassador of Thailand to Japan, and Mrs. Porndee Lapisatepun, spouse of the Ambassador, hosted a luncheon in honour of Dr. Kobchai Jitsakula, President of Alliance Française-Thai, Chiang Rai, and founder of Chiang Rai Elephant Project, and his family members. On this occasion, Ambassador Singtong expressed his sincere thanks to Dr. Kobchai for creating baby elephant statue as the Thailand-Japan Friendship Cup at all Sumo Tournaments in Japan, as well as providing the ...

Ambassador of Thailand attends the Opening Ceremony of "Animal Wonder Rezourt-Ichihara Elephant Country"

... Animal Wonder Rezourt, Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture.  Currently, Animal Wonder Rezourt is home to 12 elephants, the largest number in Japan, including four from Thailand and others from Africa and India. Not only the visitors can learn about the elephants and other animals, but can also experience the Thai atmosphere, enjoy Thai food and products at the zoo. The Tourism Authority of Thailand also supports the zoo in establishing a Thai museum to promote tourist attractions in Thailand. Japanese people would feel like traveling to Thailand without having ...
23/03/2021

2013.01.20 66th Birthday Celebration for Thai Elephant “Hanako”

On 20 January 2013, Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Chargé D’Affaires, attended the 66th birthday celebration of the Thai elephant “Hanako” at Inokashira Park Zoo in Tokyo.  Hanako was given by Thailand to Japan in 1949, as the first elephant which arrived Japan after the World War.  Hanako is now the oldest elephant natured by a zoo in Japan. Mr. Lapisatepun blessed ...
23/01/2013

Hanako Thai Elephant painting in oil on canvas

On 6 August 2015, Miss Ranida Chamchalerm, Counsellor, went to see paintings of “Hanako” Thai Elephant at Un Petit Garage Art Space in Ginza displayed under the theme of “Animaless Zoo Project INOKASHIRA” and painted by Miss Aki Fueda. Miss Fueda is an artist who is interested in painting memorable and significant subjects. Hanako Elephant ...
06/08/2015

Deputy Mayor of Shizuoka paid a courtesy call on the ambassador

... Mayor of Shizuoka City, along with officers from Shizuoka paid a courtesy call on H.E. Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag to discuss the cooperation between Shizuoka City and Thailand, and on this occasion, the delegation handed a proposal letter to the Royal Thai Embassy, requesting for Thailand’s consideration of giving 4 elephants to Nihon Daira zoo in Shizuoka, which is the largest zoo in Japan with a purpose of breeding and conserving elephant species in Japan for the future generations. On 4 October 2017, Mr.Shigeyuki Konaga, Deputy Mayor of Shizuoka City, along with ...
Shizuoka
04/10/2017

The 68th Birthday Celebration for Thai Elephant “Hanako” at Inokashira Park Zoo

On 1 February 2015, Minister Counsellor Mr.Nattapong Lathapipat and his spouse attended the 68th birthday anniversary of the Thai elephant “Hanako” at Inokashira Park Zoo in Tokyo. Hanako was given by Thailand to Japan in 1949 and is now the oldest elephant nurtured by a zoo in Japan. Minister Counsellor said that Hanako is indeed an a goodwill ambassador for Thailand and Japan....
01/02/2015
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