Indian Ocean tsunami victims 13th memorial service

5th November 2017 – Nonprofit Organization PLAJA (NPO PLAJA), We Plaja held memorial service for Indian Ocean tsunami victims and Wold Tsunami Awareness Day.

on the day of the world tsunami established in the United Nations in 2015, a memorial service for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami that occurred in 2004.

This year also the bereaved families participated, and they supported the Japan Buddhist Federation, Nichiren shu monks.

And, from “Niko Noko Foundation”, it was established to gift children of Phuket a “leaf stamp” made by children of Ishinomaki.
and to do day care of children who lost their parents by the 2004 tsunami, “Child Watch Phuket”, the plan to create “leaf stamps” by children in Phuket was also held.

At the charity party, as a place of cultural exchange between Japan and Thailand, the support of the Japan Foundation, we held a charity concert by “Koto” Performer Ms.Noriko Tsuboi, and inform a Japanese culture for Thai people who joined.

Ishinomanki and Phuket, A bridge between Japan and the Thailand

18th Sep 2017, Published on “bridge between Ishinomaki and Phuket ” at Yomiuri News.

The two countries that experienced the TSUNAMI disaster will become one.

Ms.Asano(Nico Nico General Foundation corporation) has project to From Ishinomaki and Phuket planning good relation.

Kindergarten children’s leaf stamp will be send to Tsunami memorial service in Phuket.

In this time, we Exhibition the making video and leaf stamp at Tsunami memorial service.

World Tsunami Day – 5th Nov.

Dec. 2015 – At the United Nations General Assembly

it was decided to establish November 5th as the “World Tsunami Day”.

“TWorld Tsunami Day” was enacted as a joint proposal by 142 countries, including Japan.

And, We PLAJA also Holding Tsunami memorial service in Phuket on 5th Nov.

A bridge between Japan and the Thailand

Report: Visited Bangkok with Mr.Ohno

Report 2017/8/23~8/24 To Bangkok

So, Long time. Visited Bangkok with Mr.Ohno.

This time purpose, it is request to Sponsorship and  appear in a concert at a charity party.

Today Bangkok is cloudy and rainy, I feel more hot Compared latest visited, and if you walk you will have plenty of sweat.

Hotel is same last time. Will be start from Victory monument.


Victory monument

As First, We visited Japanese Embassy.

Japanese Embassy join to our Memorial service Every years.

In this year coming new person. Mr. Yutaka Nonaka and Mr.Toru Sakamoto.

Mr.Yutaka Nonaka from Australia and Mr. Toru Sakamoto from Myanmar.

Mr. Yotaka Nonaka have been work together with Mr.Kobayashi Director of PLAJA.

We request to join for memorial service at this year too.

タイ国 日本領事館

Japanese Embassy

坂本 徹 一等書記官

From Right: Mr.Toru Sakamoto, Mr.Yutaka Nonaka

Left: Mr.Ohno (PLAJA)

have a lively conversation! Oh it is long time talking already.

Thank you so much!

Will join to Mr.SAITO (PLAJA) at tonight.

Report 2017/8/24 To Bangkok

Weather is Fine. Hot day also.

We go to Japan Foundation now! Because It is an application for sponsorship name.

One of the purpose from NPO PLAJA, It is Cultural exchange between Japan and Thailand.

Japan Foundation has introduced musicians of traditional Japanese instruments.

“KOTO” is a traditional Japanese String instrument.

We want to say “Thank you very much” and discussion again.

Ms.Tomita introduced Ms.Kuwahara. She came at thai land very new.

This year marks the 130th anniversary of Japan and Thailand’s.


Left: Mr.Saito, Mr.Kanke, Ms.Tomita, Mr.Ohno


Center: Ms.Hikaru Kuwahara(Japan Foundation)

Next is a musicians of traditional Japanese instruments. Ms.Noriko Tsuboi.

筝演奏家の坪井 紀子 先生

Center left: Ms. Tsuboi

We Offer to her. On 5 th Nov, She will come to Phuket and Show to the Music Performance!

Our first try! Open Event of Cultural exchange project!

And Ms.Toon, She is a manager of Mr.Khunin. Mr.Khunin is Very Famous Thai traditional instrument Ranato player.

How we can do the collaboration? We discussed.

I would like to make it a meaningful charity party.  Please join us.

Thank you very much.


After, We go to airport to rush!


New terminal

And Arrival at Phuket. Already mid night.

This time trip with Mr.Ohno. Mr.Ohno Also say “When back to Phuket, Fell so good.”

I think so.




Mr.Yutaka Nonaka           Mr.Toru Hashimoto


Ms.Hikari Kuwahara        Ms.Chigusa Tomita


Ms. NOriko Tuboi            Mr.Hajime Ohno


Delivery service in Phuket|Embassy of Japan

Embassy of Japan in Thailand Consular department

On Sep and Oct, will be visit and delivery service at 4 place in Thailand.



Date: 28/Sep(Thu) 15:00 -18:00, 29/Sep(Fri)  9:00am-12:00pm
Place:Royal Phuket City Hotel  (tel:076-233-333)
154 Phang Nga Road, Muang, Phuket 83000

≪Application deadline≫
Application by post                21/Sep/2017(Thu)
Application by Counter         25/Sep/2017(Mon)
Application by Post/E-Mail  21/Sep/2017(Thu)
Application by Counter        26/Sep/2017(Tue)


Sets donation boxes | Special Thanks to @Home Boutique Hotel Patong

On July 2017, Phuket Thailand – Non-Profit Organization PLAJA has set donation boxes at @Home Boutique Hotel Patong.

@Home Boutique Hotel Patong is Main Beach of Phuket in Patong Beach.

The location is center of Patong and best for any access for you.



Report: Activities in Bangkok from Mr.Kanke ④

Last Report 2017/7/19 To Bagkok

Next is YOMIURI News Bangkok.

Mr.KODAMA was back to Japan already.
So, Today`s appointment is New Person, Mr.Sunahama.
But He was not in Office today.
And Mr.OOSHIGE too.

However We have gift for them. Of course! it is original T-shirt of World Tsunami Awareness Day.

YOMIURI News Bangkok, Always Interview to our memorial service.

I want to say Thank you so much.

We were complete mission on This time!
But Still we have a few time.

I`m made schedule, Visited at Mr.HASHIMOTO from SiamHoliday.
It was working in Phuket.

We met to him, and e have been happy time with him.
And also we give to him, about original T-shirt of World Tsunami Awareness Day again.

My report is over.

Only Two night three days.
But I got feel so happy and very Quality time.

After, We arrival at Phuket.
We fell so good in the mid night with Mr.Saito.

We NPO PLAJA has will continue as much as possible activities to like a bridge, Between Thai and Japan. The keyword are “children”,”future”,”world” and “peace”.

Please kindly support for us.
And Please join our Event of memorial service and Dinner Party on 5th Nov 2017.

When you request, we will send letter of invitation.


Mr. Hiromichi Kanke


2017/7/19 To Bagkok

Day 2nd in Bangkok

No`t so good condition for Walk around.
Because A little bit rainy in this morning.
Already no`t enough time!
We were quick breakfast and go!
SAITO was eat good. May be still yang.

As First, we were visited KYODO NEWS in Silom Complex Building.
Mr.CHIKAZAWA (Chief Asian Correspondent) was came to Phuket at latest memorial service.
I already met to him one time.

And He have own opinion of Change day for Memorial service.
Actually TSUNAMI Memorial day is 26/Nov, Event not easy to change to day of 5/Nov World Tsunami Awareness Day.

Of course, It is no`t so easy.
We also understand.

But in reality, more than ten years already and bereaved families are aging.
Also, Every costs to high and most busy for every business in Phuket. Because 26/Dec is  High Season in Phuket.
Air Ticket from Japan, Hotel fare, everything….
It is so bad timing for invite to attendant.

Most important thing from bereaved families.
Keep mind of TSUNAMI Disaster and open memorial service.
So, actually day 26/Dec, Only small memorial service still I`m open by my self.

And This year will exchange friendship from ISHINOMAKI in JAPAN and Phuket.
ISHINOMAKI Childrens will try Reaf Stamp and make Flag of Japan and Thai.

Mr.CHIKAZAWA will back to japan soon, New person Ms.INOUE Introduction for us.

I feel sad and want to next destination.

Left: Mr.Moriyasu Chikazawa

Nest BANGKOK SHUHO in Silom.


But, Mr.Kurabayashi is not in office today. We visited and give to our original T-shirt of World Tsunami Awareness Day only.

Lunch time with Mr.ISODA(Secretary General) of Japanese Association in Thailand.

I have been met to him. But After start NPO PLAJA at first time.
We hope advice for us, Because Japanese Association in Thailand have a lot of Experience and Achievements.
We will be make good relationship with good lunch!
What is different?  Japanese Association in Thailand and NPO PLAJA.
Japanese Association is only for Japanese, And NPO PLAJA is International exchange from Any kind People.

But We do`t Know how to do? So, Japanese Association in Thailand is Big man!
They have good idea for us.

Left: Mr.Hiroyuki Isoda (Secretary General)

We shot again with our original T-shirt of World Tsunami Awareness Day.

Report: Activities in Bangkok from Mr.Kanke ②

2017/7/18 To Bangkok

In the Lunch Time with Mr.INOUE(Executive Managing Director) from Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok.

I`m little bit nervous, because first time met to him.
But he is very friendly! I feel so happy!

Before we have big support for memorial service from Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok.

Of course, We can no`t say “please help for us again”. Because we have long time from TSUNAMI disaster.
We are not same, But we will activity continue in Thailand.
I hope to keep good communication and relationship too.

Right: Mr. Tsuyoshi Inoue(Executive Managing Director) from Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok.

And shot again with our original T-shirt

Afternoon first, We visited at NHK General Bureau for Asia.

We met to Mr.FUJISHITA(Bureau Chief)

Mr.FUJISHITA, He have been TSUNAMI disaster 2004 in Banda Aceh!
So, He know destroyed city.

We explained about change day of memorial service at 5/Nov and hope help us something.

Still not fix about event of Memorial service, Something event From ISHINOMAKI that is get damage of TSUNAMI disaster.
Also, From Phuket will make something event for ISHINOMAKI too.
Thailand and JAPAN, Such us good communicated. This is we PLAJA hope it.

We want to say “very Thank you” for Mr.FUJISHITA.

Right: Mr. Wataru Fujishita (Bureau Chief) NHK General Bureau for Asia

Shop with Original T-shirt again!

And Today`s Last at AJINOMOTO.
AJINOMOTO was big support for us.
Memorial service, Kid`s Day Event, etc.

But Mr.KURASHIMA(President) was not in office.
I give to PLAJA`s Brochure and Original T-shirt and today`s our activity was end.

to be continued