... 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.