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.

26th Dec Visited the Tsunami memorial monument

26th December 2004, It was the day of Big tsunami came from Sumatra and an lot of victims.

We, NPO PLAJA changed to the ceremony day at 5th Nov World Tsunami Awareness Day.
And PLAJA has 13th memorial service in this year.

In 26th December 2016, It is rial memorial day.
We came and pray for Tsunami victims from here.

Mr.Hiromichi Kanke (President)
Mr.Hajime Ohno (Vice President)
Mr.Masao Hayashi (PR)
Ms.Tanapone Patuchiambun (PR)


Donor list of TSUNAMI memorial service 2016

Japan Buddhist Federation

Nichiren Shu

Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd.

Isuzu Motors Co., (Thailand) Ltd.

Mitsubishi Electric Thailand

Toyota Tsusho (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Ajinomoto Co.,(Thailand) Ltd.

AGC Automotive (Thailand) Co.,Ltd

Hitachi Asia (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

NTT Communications (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Progress Co., Ltd.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation



Mr.Kiyoshi Esaki

Ms.Kyoko Esaki

Mr.JItetsu Nara

Mr.Mitsuhiro Matsumoto

Mr.Tokushi Goto

Ms.Yuko Todaka

Mr.Akira Saito

Mr.Yutaka Kunimoto

Mr.Sakumitsu Hamada

Mr.Takashi Higashiyama

Report: World Tsunami Awareness Day and memorial service on 5th of November

On 5th November 2016, Phuket Thailand – Non Profit Organization PLAJA held the Memorial service for Indian Ocean Tsunami victims and held the charity dinner party as well for the affected areas caused by the earthquake / tsunami in various parts of the world.

In spite of the fact that PLAJA was holding the memorial service every 26th December that the date was the Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami ( Sumatra Earthquake) occurred in 2004.

We have changed the date to 5th November that is because the day is enacted as the World Tsunami day under the United Nations.

We believe that it able to contribute raising awareness of the importance of disaster prevention there is not only phuket but also various areas where earthquake- devastated district in the world.

16:00 The Memorial Service for Indian Ocean Tsunami victims at Sunwing Kamala Beach Resort. Reading by Nichi-ren sect monk from Japan.

18:00 The charity dinner party to raise the donation for the support the areas where caused by the earthquake or tsunami that are occurring in various parts of the world. The charity dinner party was held as grandly exceeded 120 participants.

We got a great support from UOTERU SUISAN Japanese restaurant in Phuket which is well known by local, they performed a tuna filleting display for the charity show and from TSUNAMI CRAFT/ IDEA EAST, they performed the SAWORI- free weaving and sales.
We prepared PLAJA original T-shirts of the World tsunami day for sales and there was the performance by Thai classical instrument as well.

The proceeds from this event will be donated to support disaster stricken areas.