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: 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.

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Exchanged opinions with FUJIFILM Holdings CEO Mr. Shigetaka Komori.

On 20th April 2016, Bangkok Thailand – Non-Profit organization PLAJA visited to FUJIFILM Holdings CEO Mr. Shigetaka Komori.

Mr. Ohno Vice president and Mr. Todaka PR from PLAJA exchanged opinions with Mr. Komori regarding the future of the world economy and Japan economy, friendship between Japan and Thailand, and the activities of the future PLAJA.


Also on 6th May Mr Ohno Vice president and Mr. Kobayashi (former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Thailand) had a dinner with Mr. Kunimoto from AJINOMOTO Group and Mr.Komori CEO from FUJIFILM holdings to exchange opinions about international relationship between Japan and Thailand.


Visited the International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the exchange of opinions according to the tsunami disaster.

On 30th March 2016, – Tokyo, Japan – Nonprofit Corporation Plaja Mr Hiromichi Kanke Chairman visited the International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
We exchanged opinions to consider the proposal to hold a memorial service at Phuket on the World Tsunami Day and in accordance with the Tsunami disaster.
We contribute as a bridge between Japan and Thailand through we perform our future activities by referring the advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Place: The International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Global Issues Summary Division
Mr Hiroyuki Nagasawa planning officer, Mr Yumeto Ito Foreign Affairs officer
Visitor: Mr Hiromichi Kanke Chairman, Mr Keisuke Kagemoto Vice president, Ms Yuko Todaka PR from Nonprofit Corporation Plaja.

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Exchanged opinions of the Cabinet Office for The World Tsunami Day.

On 22nd March 2016, – Tokyo, Japan – Nonprofit Corporation Plaja Mr Hiromichi Kanke Chairman visited the Cabinet office with Mr Jitetsu Nara from The Japan Buddhist Federation and 2 others to take exchange opinions for the World Tsunami Day.
In December 2015, A U.N. committee unanimously adopted a motion by Japan to designate Nov. 5th as world tsunami day to promote awareness of the threats posed by high waves.
Nov. 5th was chosen because of what happened that day in 1854 when a tsunami devastated part of Wakayama Prefecture. The event is remembered because of the heroic actions of local resident Goryo Hamaguchi, who lit a series of fires to guide people to higher ground and safety just before the tsunami hit.
We exchanged opinions of the Cabinet office to consider the proposal to hold a memorial service on the World Tsunami Day. We have sponsored by the memorial service for Indian Ocean Tsuami Victims in Phuket every year.
Circumstances which led to exchange of opinions are, in February this year, the 12th Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction was held in Phuket, Thailand, that Mr Nishikawa Cabinet Secretariat was attended from Japan. And we received a request for worship from Embassy of Japan in Thailand, we were allowed to exchange views on disaster prevention.
We will proceed with careful consideration about changing the date of memorial service for Indian Ocean Tsunami Victims. We would appreciate if we get various advice and opinions from you.

Place: The Cabinet Office, Japan
Mr Kaoru Saito Counsellor for Disaster Management, Mr Kazuaki Sakurada Chief examiner for Cabinet Office companies such as business continuity, Mr Takashi Sakuma Senior policy researcher

Visitors:
Mr Jitetsu Nara, The Japan Buddhist Federation
Mr Hiromichi Kanke Chairman, Mr Keisuke Kagemoto Vice president, Ms Yuko Todaka PR from Nonprofit Corporation Plaja.

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Exchange opinions on disaster prevention with Mr. Masao Nishikawa, Vice-Minister for Disaster Management.

On 29 Feb 2016- Phuket, Thailand – NPO Corporation Plaja held an opinion exchange meeting on disaster prevention with Cabinet Office, Government of Japan Mr Masao Nishikawa Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination and Mr. Kazuaki Sakurada Disaster Preparedness, Public Relations and International Cooperation, who attended the 12th Asian Conference of Disaster Reduction which was held in Phuket.

The 12th Asian Conference of Disaster Redution was carried out at Dusit D2 Patong, Phuket on 25th and 26th Febuary 2016.

The conference was attended Mr. Masao Nishikawa Cabinet Secretariat and Mr. Kazuaki Sakurada Chief examiner of Cabinet Office companies such as business continuity from Japan, from The Embassy of Japan in Thailand Mr. Hitoshi Kozaki International organazation Director and Mr. Toru Adachi First Secretary and other.

On 26th Feb 14:30 After the conference, they visited over the memorial monument of Indian ocean Tsunami for worship.
After worshipping for the memorial monument, we were allowed to have an opinion exchange to explain the situation that Tsunami disaster occurred and the subsequent reconstruction status, etc.
In this opinion exchange meeting attendance, Mr. Withawat Kasayapanand from Ocean Resort Group, who is brother of director of Plaja Mr. Wissut Kasayapanand, and Mr. Prabhjote Sethi Director and Mr. Hajime Ohno Vice Director, the wife of Mr. Hiromichi Kanke Director, Mr. Osamu Saito PR from Plaja.

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