... together with Team Thailand officials visited Okinawa in order to pay a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Takeshi Onaga, Governor of Okinawa Prefecture, Mr. Mikiko Shiroma, Mayor of Naha City and Mr. Denijiro Ishimine, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce in Naha. On this occasion, both sides exchanged views ... ... has continued to this day. In 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 ...
... 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.