120th Anniversary of Japan-Thailand Diplomatic Relations

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The year 2007 marks the 120th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Amity and Commerce between Japan and Siam in 1887. This was the first treaty that the Meiji government concluded with a Southeast Asian country, signaling the start of Japan's modern diplomatic relations with the region.

Commemorating the anniversary, the governments of Japan and Thailand have agreed to designate 2007 as a year for further strengthening bilateral exchanges and cooperation in various fields, which have a history of many years, and to cooperate toward that end.

Official Website for the 120th Anniversary of Japan-Thailand Diplomatic Relations (Within the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan; in Japanese)

The Japan Foundation will actively participate in the celebrations by conducting and supporting a variety of programs. A list of commemorative events by the Japan Foundation can be found here (in Japanese).

For more information on the 120th anniversary and on participating in the year of exchange, please contact the following.

In Japan:
120th Anniversary of Japan-Thailand Diplomatic Relations Secretariat, First Southeast Asia Division, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs E-mail
Address: 2-2-1 Kasumigasaki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8919
Phone: 03-5501-8000
Fax: 03-5501-8262

In Thailand:
"120th Anniversary of Japan-Thailand Diplomatic Relations" desk, Japan Information Service, Embassy of Japan in Thailand E-mail
Address: 177 Witthayu Road, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Phone: +66-2-207-8504 / 696-3004
Fax: +66-2-207-8512

For information on grants for exchange programs, please see:

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