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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 75 as of July 30, 2021.

Counselors :

H.E. Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun (Thai Ambassador to Japan)
Mrs. Duagnjai Asawachintachit (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. Fumiaki Miyamoto , President of NPO ABIC

Honorary Counselors :

H.E. Mr. Arsa Sarasin (Chairman of Padaeng Industry Public Co. Ltd.)
Mrs. Hirunya Sucihnai (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)
H.E. Mr. Bansarn Bunnag (Former Thai Ambassador to Japan)

Board Members :

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

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.

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. Mitsugu Yamamoto, General Manager of Bangkok Bank Tokyo Branch

[Educational Support Committee] : Mr. Toshio Nozawa, former Assistant General Manager of Thai Mitsui Speciality Chemical

[Planning Committee] : Mr. Seiji Sato, former General Manager of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, 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

[Kansai Branch Manager] : Mr. Moto-O Horiguchi, SEVP of TOA- Dovechem Industries Co., Ltd

[Bangkok Branch Manager] : Mr. Masakazu Okamoto, President of Y.M.P. Thailand Co., Ltd.

Contact of JTBF :

ABIC, Kasumigaseki Common Gate West Tower 20F
   3-2-1, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
   Tokyo 100-0013, Japan
   E-mail: jtbf@abic.or.jp
   Mr.I.Aramaki, Secretary General




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