Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Thailand-Japan Joint Issue FDCs

Thailand FDCs
Name: 120th Anniversary of Japan-Thailand Diplomatic Relations(Japan - Thailand Joint Issue)
Issue date: 2007 September 26th

1. The statue of demon at the Emerald Buddha Temple
2. The Five-storied Pagoda in Nikko Toshogu Shrine
3. Mother-of-pearl inlay work on the soles of the reclining Buddha in Wat Pho, Showing the 108 auspicious signs.
4. A Dragon pattern on the Gagaku costume
5. Thai orchid
6. A cherry blossom
7. Thai female dance
8. Kabuki

Japan consists of approximately 3,900 islands, both large and small. Among these, there are four main islands' Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku. The relationship between Thailand and Japan dates back hundreds of years but their diplomatic relationship was established on September 26, 1887. The coorperation between the two nations has included social, economic and political elements. At present, approximately 50,000 Thais reside in Japan and about 36,000 Japanese live in Thailand.

To celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Thai-Japanese relationship this year, the goverments of both countries have agreed to organize various activities all year round. Some examples are the presentation of Thai pavillion as a gift to Ueino Park in Tokyo, the organization of Thai Festival in Yoyoki Park in Tokyo and Japan Festival in Bangkok.

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