H.E. Ambassador also commended the Governor and the citizen of Okinawa for their endeavor to restore and reconstruct Shuri Castle, which was on fire in October 2019, with an aim to be completed by 2026.
The Governor of Okinawa emphasized Okinawa and Thailand’s long relationship through Awamori – a distilled rice liquor which Thai rice is the main ingredient. This makes Okinawa people feel very close to Thai people. The Governor also expressed his gratitude to the Thai side, particularly on the first Thai Expo Okinawa in 2019. ...
... addition, both sides agreed to cooperate in every way. Particularly, in trade, investment and tourism.
On the evening of the same day, the Ambassador participated in the Awamori Night at the ANA Crowne Plaza Okinawa Harborview Hotel. The Chairman of the OkinawaAwamori Distillers Association and the Governor also participated in this event.
Awamori is an alcohol made from Thai rice using the traditional method, which began production in the Ayutthaya period and it is a symbol of Thailand-Japan relations.
... strengthen between Thailand and Okinawa, especially in tourism.
On the other hand, during his call on Naha Honorary Consul and Chairman of Suizen Distillery, Co., Ltd., Ambassador expressed his gratitude for looking after and supporting Thais residing in Okinawa. He also thanked him for playing an important role in importing Thai rice for Awamori Liquor production, making Thai rice more widely known in Japan, and proposed for his further support.
Ambassador extended his visit to an EM development industry in which Okinawa is well-known of. EM Research Organization (EMRO) has developed ...
... Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag.
On this occasion, both exchanged views and opinions on bilateral relations; particularly, the preparation for the 130th Japan-Thailand Diplomatic Raltion Anniversary in 2017. They also discussed other events to promote Thailand in Okinawa to enhance trade, investment and tourism between the two countries.
Mr. Sakumoto has been the Honorary Consul of Thailand in Naha City since 2002. He is the president of the Zuisen Distillery Co., Ltd. which produces Awamori that originated in the Ayutthaya Period in Thailand. In addition, Awamori is the only Japanese alcohol which is made from Thai rice.
On 7 November 2018, Mr. Gaku Sakumoto, the President of Sake Brewing Society of Okinawa paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Bansarn Bunnag. Mr. Sakumoto is the president of Suisen Sake Brewery which manufactures Awamori. On this occasion, both sides exchanged views and opinions on how to promote Awamori in the future in both countries. Awamori is distilled liquor made from Thai rice and Thai production method was transfered to Ryukyu from Thailand.
On 7 November ...
... among Japanese consumers because of the differences between the texture of Thai rice and Japanese rice. Nowadays, besides its popularity at Thai food restaurants in Japan, Thai rice is also one of the important ingredients of Japanese cuisine such as, Awamori (alcoholic beverage produced in Okinawa), Senbei (Japanese rice cracker), Shoyu and Miso. Moreover, Ambassador’s Spouse also introduced Thai style Rice ball mixed with Green Curry, Thai Mackerel and Sweet dried fish to the participants.