On 30 October 2013, 10 students from the NIYE 2013 Junior Program (Invitation for Junior High School Students in ASEAN Member Countries for Youth Exchange Project), led by Mr. Theeraphol Pitackchartwong, the attendant of the group, attended a briefing about Thailand-Japan relations at the Embassy. The students are currently studying in junior high school. The purpose of the program is to study about Japanese culture and strengthen the relationship between Japan and ASEAN member countries and programmes were ...
On 30 October 2013, Mr. Norio Yamaguchi, FEC Japan-ASEAN Cultural and Economic Exchange Committee and AJINOMOTO President, together with Mr. Hiroyuki Yushita, Senior Executive Director of International Friendship Exchange Council (FEC), paid a courtesy visit to the Ambassador. They discussed on expanding Thailand-Japan economic relations, as today Japanese firms are targeting Thailand as their potential investment base. In this connection, FEC will send delegation led by Mr. Yamaguchi to Thailand in March 2014.
On 24 October 2013, Mr. Yordying Supasri, First Secretary, presented at the ASEAN Japanese Speech Contest and Reception, organized by Japan Overseas Enterprises Association (JOEA). He congratulated representatives from Thailand, Ms. Chanpen Chupoh, 3rd year student from Chiang Mai University, and Ms. Pateehah Kaesi, 4th year student from Prince of Songkla University. Both won the first prizes from the speech contest in Thailand on 1 September 2013. Their speech presentation ...
... with Mr. Norihiko Ishiguro, Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, who succeeded the position in June 2013.
Vice-Minister Ishiguro pointed out that there are many Japanese firms investing in and using Thailand as the hub to expand their business into other ASEAN countries. Ambassador showed gratitude on this and mentioned that Thailand resembles the second home to Japanese firms. Both sides agreed to closely work together to strengthen economic and business relations of the two countries.
... relations. The event was held at Yamashita Park in Yokohama. ASEAN ambassadors accredited to Japan, Secretary-General of ASEAN-Japan Centre and special guests presented at the opening ceremony.
The activities included not only 70 booths ranging from ... ... and culture promotion but also stage performance such as national costume fashion show, traditional dance, and live concert. Thailand presented Thai boxing from Hamakko Muaythai Gym and Thai traditional music by the Royal Thai Embassy Ensemble.
... exemption of visa for Thai tourists within 15 days to promote tourism and exchange of peoples of the two countries, and for the celebration of the 40th anniversary of ASEAN-Japan at the end of the year. Ambassador emphasized that the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 will benefit Japan. That is, Japan can use Thailand as its base for investment and export as Thailand is located in the centre of the region. Both speakers reaffirmed the commitment to strengthening the ties of both nations to the future.
The event was also a venue to promote Thai culture through ...
... improvement of the nationwide infrastructure, especially the high-speed train system as well as the developmental project in Dawei special economic zone and deep-sea port. After in the inauguration of ASEAN Economic Community in 2015, each member of ASEAN countries’ economies will grow substantially, Japanese investors are encouraged to make use of their production bases in Thailand to expand their businesses and production bases even further in the region to its neighboring countries.
... Upatising and urged support and cooperation from the Embassy on the 40
Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP), which will be held from 29 October to 16 December 2013. After various activities in Japan, the ship will set sail to Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines before coming back to Japan.
The Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program was launched as the joint cooperation between Japan and ASEAN countries in 1974 and since then has been carried out annually. This year marks the 40th program, which is coincided with the 40
anniversary of ASEAN-Japan Relations. It aims at building mutual understanding and friendship among youth of Japan ...
... 77firms from Saitama Prefecture investing in Thailand. The Ambassador and the Governor mutually agreed to further strengthen the ties between the two parties.
The Ambassador emphasized the significance of Japan as the important strategic partner for Thailand and ASEAN. He invited Japan to utilize Thailand as the production hub for export to other countries as Thailand is geographically the central of ASEAN and takes regional connectivity greatly into account. To illustrate, Thailand is currently building ...
... jointly signed an Agreement on the Development of Dawei Special Economic Zone in July 2012 and agreed to set up 3 levels of joint working groups to set the initiatives in motion. Due to all these favorable opportunities, Japanese companies investing in
can gain benefit from ASEAN Connectivity.