Message from the President, and the successive Presidents, Our Vision and Objectives.

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Message from the President

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The 53nd President
Soji Sakai

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok (JCC) is one of the largest Japanese chambers of commerce abroad consisting of 1,748 member companies (as of April 30, 2017). Since its establishment in 1954, the JCC has contributed to not only trade, investments and economic development of the two countries but also cultural exchange, education development and other social activities for over half a century.

As you are aware, the Thai government is currently working on upgrading and enhancing the value added of industries under the policy “Thailand 4.0,” more specifically they have specified ten potential industries as the engine of growth and are attracting investments in these industries with the aim of escaping from the middle income trap. Especially for three eastern provinces along the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), the government is active in attracting industries and development infrastructures to drive the country’s economic growth.

The Japanese companies in Thailand should also believe that it is crucial for Thailand to upgrade and enhance the value added of industries in order to survive fierce competition with its neighboring countries and totally agree with the government’s initiatives for “Thailand 4.0.” The JCC will seek to contribute to the further development of Thailand by actively delivering our expectations on the government’s economic policies and ensuring good business environments for the member companies. Especially for the digital and medical industries as well as the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), the JCC has newly set up their respective dedicated committees.

The year 2017 marks the 130th anniversary of Thailand and Japan diplomatic relations. At the press conference in January, the JCC announced that the commemorative social project named “Tsunagu (Connecting) Project” would be launched and implemented for the coming ten years with the unprecedented budget of THB 120 million. This year, the first year of the project, the JCC will address not only existing activities such as scholarship programs but also new social activities including “support to vocational schools for people with disabilities (PWDs)” and “repair work of Japanese Village in Ayuthaya.”

Definitely these activities depend on the obliging cooperation by each of the member companies. Our members’ voices are crucial for these activities to become successful. It would be highly appreciated it if you provide your comments, suggestions and requests to us.

We would appreciate your continuous support, cooperation and active participation in our activities.

June 2017

Vision and Objectives

Vision
Friendship and development of both Japan and Thailand
Objectives
To contribute to the development of trade, industry as well as the whole economy between Japan and Thailand.
To promote interchange and friendship among the members of the JCC.
To provide assistance, advice and convenience to the JCC members (for the sake of development in their trade and industrial activities.)
Mission
Carry out various projects to support the business of Japanese companies in Thailand as well as their harmonizing with Thai society.
The Concept of JCC’s Emblem
With regards to the fundamental idea of mutual friendship and development of both countries (Japan and Thailand), the upper part of the emblem is a picture of a Buddhist temple, which is a symbol of Thailand. The shining sun above the temple is meant to symbolize hope for further growth of the country of Thailand. In addition, the flag of Japan and Thailand arranged in the lower area is designed to express the desire of eternal friendship between both countries.

The Successive Presidents

Order Name Company Name Period
1 Mr. SADAO SHIOZAWA TOYO MENKA KAISHA LTD. 1954/9 ~ 1955/3
2 Mr. TOKUSHICHI SAITO MITSUBISHI SHOJI 1955/4 ~ 1956/3
3 Mr. CHOICHIRO KOMAI DAIICHI BUSSAN CO., LTD. 1956/4 ~ 1957/3
4 Mr. MASAJIRO UMEMOTO C.ITOH & CO., LTD. 1957/4 ~ 1957/7
5 Mr. CHOICHIRO KOMAI DAIICHI BUSSAN CO., LTD. 1957/7 ~ 1958/3
6 Mr. TOKUSHICHI SAITO MITSUBISHI SHOJI 1958/4 ~ 1959/10
7 Mr. AKITAKE MIURA MITSUBISHI SHOJI 1959/10 ~ 1961/3
8 Mr. MASARU OKANIWA THE MITSUI BANK LTD. 1961/4 ~ 1962/12
9 Mr. UMEKICHI AOKI C.ITOH & CO., LTD. 1962/12 ~ 1964/5
10 Mr. KENICHI KOORI MITSUI & CO., (THAILAND) LTD. 1964/5 ~ 1967/8
11 Mr. TETSUO HAYASHI MITSUBISHI COMPANY (THAILAND) LTD. 1967/8 ~ 1969/3
12 Mr. YOSHIO ABE MITSUI & CO., (THAILAND) LTD. 1969/4 ~ 1971/3
13 Mr. HISANOBU YAMAZAKI THE BANK OF TOKYO LTD. 1971/4 ~ 1971/10
14 Mr. TOSHIO IKAWA MARUBENI-IIDA CO,. LTD. 1971/11 ~ 1972/11
15 Mr. SHOJIRO SATO MITSUI & CO., (THAILAND) LTD. 1972/12 ~ 1974/3
16 Mr. KUNIO MATSUYA MITSUBISHI COMPANY (THAILAND) LTD. 1974/4 ~ 1976/3
17 Mr. SHIN TSUJI MITSUI & CO., (THAILAND) LTD. 1976/4 ~ 1977/7
18 Mr. JUNJI TACHIBANA MARUBENI CORPORATION 1977/8 ~ 1978/3
19 Mr. IKUYA HAYASHI MITSUBISHI COMPANY (THAILAND) LTD. 1978/4 ~ 1980/3
20 Mr. YUZO SONOYAMA MITSUI & CO., (THAILAND) LTD. 1980/4 ~ 1980/6
21 Mr. NAGAYUKI TAKASE MARUBENI CORPORATION 1980/7 ~ 1981/3
22 Mr. MICHIJI OKUZUMI MITSUBISHI COMPANY (THAILAND) LTD. 1981/4 ~ 1982/3
23 Mr. HIROSHI WATADA MITSUI & CO., (THAILAND) LTD. 1982/4 ~ 1984/3
24 Mr. SHIGERU MASUDA MITSUBISHI COMPANY (THAILAND) LTD. 1984/4 ~ 1986/3
25 Mr. TAIZO KIYOMINE MITSUI & CO., (THAILAND) LTD. 1986/4 ~ 1988/3
26 Mr. AKIRA KOYAMA MITSUBISHI COMPANY (THAILAND) LTD. 1988/4 ~ 1989/12
27 Mr. KATSUMI MIYATA MITSUBISHI COMPANY (THAILAND) LTD. 1990/1 ~ 1990/3
28 Mr. TAIZO KIYOMINE MITSUI & CO., (THAILAND) LTD. 1990/4 ~ 1990/6
29 Mr. HIROSHI MATSUKI MITSUI & CO., (THAILAND) LTD. 1990/6 ~ 1992/4
30 Mr. KATSUMI MIYATA MITSUBISHI COMPANY (THAILAND) LTD. 1992/5 ~ 1994/4
31 Mr. HIROYUKI MARUKO MITSUI & CO., (THAILAND) LTD. 1994/4 ~ 1996/4
32 Mr. SHINJI HAMADA MITSUBISHI COMPANY (THAILAND) LTD. 1996/5 ~ 1997/4
33 Mr. YOSHIAKI MURAMATSU TOYOTA MOTOR THAILAND CO., LTD. 1997/5 ~ 1998/4
34 Mr. TERUO TSUBAKI MARUBENI CORPORATION 1998/5 ~ 1999/4
35 Mr. TAKAHIRO IENAGA MITSUI & CO., (THAILAND) LTD. 1999/5 ~ 2000/4
36 Mr. TAKETOSHI ARIKAWA MITSUBISHI COMPANY (THAILAND) LTD. 2000/5 ~ 2001/4
37 Mr. KO MORI MARUBENI CORPORATION 2001/5 ~ 2002/4
38 Mr. HIROO SUTOH MITSUI & CO., (THAILAND) LTD. 2002/5 ~ 2003/4
39 Mr. RYOICHI SASAKI TOYOTA MOTOR THAILAND CO., LTD. 2003/5 ~ 2004/4
40 Mr. TSUYOSHI NORO MITSUBISHI COMPANY (THAILAND) LTD. 2004/5 ~ 2005/4
41 Mr. KENJI SHIRASAKI MITSUI & CO., (THAILAND) LTD. 2005/5 ~ 2006/4
42 Mr. TETSUJI BANNO MARUBENI CORPORATION 2006/5 ~ 2007/4
43 Mr. MITSUHIRO SONODA TOYOTA MOTOR THAILAND CO., LTD. 2007/5 ~ 2008/4
44 Mr. FUKUJIRO YAMABE MITSUBISHI COMPANY (THAILAND) LTD. 2008/5 ~ 2009/4
45 Mr. YO JITSUKATA MARUBENI CORPORATION 2009/5 ~ 2010/4
46 Mr. JUNICHI MIZONOUE MITSUI & CO., (THAILAND) LTD. 2010/5 ~ 2011/4
47 Mr. KYOICHI TANADA TOYOTA MOTOR THAILAND CO., LTD. 2011/5 ~ 2012/4
48 Mr. MINORU FURUSAWA MITSUBISHI COMPANY (THAILAND) LTD. 2012/5 ~ 2013/4
49 Mr. SUSUMU UNENO MITSUI & CO., (THAILAND) LTD. 2013/5 ~ 2014/4
50 Mr. HISAMICHI KOGA MARUBENI THAILAND CO., LTD. 2014/5 ~ 2015/4
51 Mr. AKIRA MURAKOSHI MITSUBISHI COMPANY (THAILAND) LTD. 2015/4 ~ 2016/4
52 Mr. SHINGO SATO MITSUI & CO., (THAILAND) LTD. 2016/5 ~ 2017/4
52 Mr. SOJI SAKAI MARUBENI CORPORATION 2017/5 ~
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