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Japan-Thailand Business Forum (JTBF)

Purpose of Establishment :

Japan-Thailand Business Forum was established in 2002 under the patronage of Royal Thai Embassy, Tokyo for the purpose of strengthening the relationship between Japan and Thailand. The members are Japanese businessmen who have ever worked in Thailand . Every member joins the Forum individually and privately.

The present number of the Forum members is 77 as of Jan. 10, 2019.

Counselors :

H.E. Mr. Bansarn Bunnag (Thai Ambassador to Japan)
Mrs. Hirunya Suchinai (Secretary General of BOI)
Mr. Hiroyuki Maruko, former President of Mitsui & Co. Thailand Ltd., former Chairman of JTBF
Mr. Nobutoshi Akao, former Japanese Ambassador to Thailand
Mr. Hirotoshi Iwaki, President of NPO ABIC

Honorary Counselors :

H.E. Mr. Arsa Sarasin (Chairman of Padaeng Industry Public Co. Ltd.)
Mr. Udom Wongviwatchai (Former Secretary General of BOI)
Mr. Suvidhya Simaskul (Former Thai Ambassador to Japan)
Mr. Virasakdi Futrakul (Former Thai Ambassador to Japan)
Mr. Thanatip Upatising (Former Thai Ambassador to Japan)
Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow (Former Thai Ambassador to Japan)

Board Members :

Chairman : Mr. Teisuke Kitayama, Senior Advisor of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Vice Chairman : Mr. Hitomi Morita, former President of Fujikura Thailand

Vice Chairman : Mr. Hiroshi Motomura, former General Manager of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Bangkok

Vice Chairman : Mr. Tsuyoshi Noro, former President of Mitsubishi Thailand

Vice Chairman : Mr. Itsushi Tachi, former attache of Embassy of Japan in Thailand

Vice Chairman : Mr. Takehiko Taniguchi, former General Manager of Siam Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Special Advisor : Mr. Kazuo Kikkawa, former President of Tomen Thailand

Secretary General : Mr. Isao Aramaki, former Joint General Manager of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Bangkok

Committee Chairman :

[Investment Committee] : Mr. Ken Yasuoka, former President of Fujikura Thailand

[Industry Committee] : Mr. Takehiko Taniguchi, former General Manager of Siam Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

[Long Stay Committee] : Mr. Yukio Katono, former President of Mitsubishi Electric Thailand

[Tourism Committee] : Mr. Hatsuo Suzuki, former General Manager of JAL Bangkok Airport Branch

[Public Relations Committee] : Mr. Itsushi Tachi, former attache of Embassy of Japan in Thailand

[Finance Committee] : Mr. Nobuo Nakayama, former Joint General Manager of Sumitomo Mitsui Bank, Bangkok

[Educational Support Committee] : Hiroshi Motomura, former General Manager of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Bangkok

[Planning Committee] : Mr. Mitsutoshi Koyama, former General Manager of Sakura Bank Bangkok

[Commerce Committee] : Mr. Tsuyoshi Noro, former President of Mitsubishi Thailand

[Agriculture Committee] : Mr. Tsuyoshi Noro, former President of Mitsubishi Thailand

[Labor Committee] : Mr. Hitomi Morita, former President of Fujikura Thailand

Contact of JTBF :

ABIC , World Trade Center Bldg., 23F
   4-1, Hamamatsucho 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-6123, Japan
   E-mail : jtbf@abic.or.jp
   Mr. I. Aramaki , Secretary General



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