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


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


Report: Activities in Bangkok from Mr.Kanke

2017/7/18 To Bangkok

I`m in Bangkok. It came after a long time.
Bangkok, The place is not near for me.

This time purpose is want the world know for widely.
So, We will visit at Press coverage and Government agency with Mr.Saito.

In Bangkok is Cloudy and Sultry. No window.
When we walk, Became sweat.

We were started from Victory Monument.

Wow! Mr.NAGAMATSU is Good looking Guy!

We were talking about PLAJA and our plan.
And I took a photo to commemorate with our original T-shirt of World Tsunami Awareness Day.

Left: Mr.Yujiro Nagamatsu

He Will be transfer the working location at Korea soon.
I`m Very sad…

Next we visited at Japan Foundation.

This is our important purpose about cultural exchange for such us Japan and Thai.
Japan Foundation was a lot of very good suggestion for us.

And Mr.YOSHIAOKA(Director General) also good looking guy too!

I`m thinking about PLAJA`s goal and deep emotion too.
Because Mr.YOSHIOKA And Ms.TOMITA, Very Kindly talking and have a good idea a lot.

Also Mr.YOSHIOKA introduced Ms.NAKAJIMA for us.
She have been working about disaster prevention relation.
Phuket also before TSUNAMI disaster place.
I hope good suggestion for us about disaster prevention relation too.

Front left: Ms.Chigusa Tomita Mr.Norihiko Yoshioka Rear left: Mr.Saito Mr.Kankerow

Here also I took a photo to commemorate with our original T-shirt of World Tsunami Awareness Day.

To be continued

Report: Activities in Japan from Mr.Kanke

Returning to Japan

So Long time… I returning to japan at middle of April.
At the Changing spring to summer.

I`m working of personal and meeting to my good partners, and also mayor of Ito City.

As the first time visit at Ito City by train.
Feel so quick from Tokyo to Ito City.

kanke201705-1With Mr.Tsukuda and Mr. Tatsuma
kanke201705-2Robby in Kawana Hotel
With the Mayor, We talking about
future communication plan for Ito City and Phuket. And we NPO has what can part? and what can do?
I`m very Lucky! because good SASHIMI and Coffee at Good Hotel! And Good Hot spring!
Next, I`m going to Japan Buddhist Federation. Japan Buddhist Federation has big support for our memorial service.

There are have a office in SHIBAURA. It is famous the temple.
I met to Secretary general Mr.Kuki.
He so busy, but he made the time for me. Thank you so much!

kanke201705-3Japan Buddhist Federation Mr.Kuki

And Visited at Nico Nico foundation and met to chairman Ms.Asano .
It is provide of soap for Child without a habit of washing hands in the world.

We were small assist for the project in Phuket.
I requested visit to Phuket and Thank you.

Mr.Asano and Mr.Fukuda with Ms.Todaka from PLAJA

director meeting 2017Left:Mr.Horiuchi, Ms.Todaka, Mr.Kanke, Mr.Kobayashi, Mr.Ohno, Mr.Kagemoto, Mr.Komakine
Absence(Mr.Saito, Ms.Tanaka)
Last one, Board of directors and dinner.
We started NPO PLAJA at two years ago.
We were confirm about basic policy and next step too.
Also, It is very very happy and great meeting the time!


to be continued  NPOPLAJA President : Hiromichi Kanke