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Thai Restaurant Owner in Japan Pleased for the Labour Minister Assigning the Permanent Secretary of Labour and Delegation to Meet and Give Encouragement

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          The Labour Minister, Mr. Suchart Chomklin, assigned the Permanent Secretary of Labour, Mr. Boonchob Suttamanaswong, the Ministry of Labour’s Spokesperson (on Politics), Mrs. Thienrat Navamawat, the Deputy Permanent Secretary of Labour, Mrs. Bubpha Phanpeng, the Department of Employment’s Director-General, Mr. Pairoj Chotiksetian, the Social Security Office’s Secretary-General, Mr. Boonsong Thapchaiyut, Minister Counselor (on Labour), Ms. Sadudee Kittisuwan, and delegation visited the owners and workers at a Thai restaurant in Japan, at the Asian Tawan Restaurant, located on the ground floor of the Caretta building in Tokyo. The delegation was welcomed by Ms. Vanna Sawamat, the restaurant owner, currently a labour volunteer in Japan, and Thai workers.
          Mr. Boonchob said that the visit was to meet and relay the care by the Deputy Prime Minister and Acting Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan and the Labour Minister, Mr. Suchart Chomklin. They focus on promoting skilled Thai workers to work abroad, raise the family status and bring income back to develop the country. Thai workers working abroad are people who work hard to bring knowledge and income to develop the country and raise the family’s status. Today, he and his team visited the area to encourage. This is a good opportunity for the Ministry of Labour to expand the market to promote and support more Thai workers with Thai cooking skills who wish to work in restaurants abroad. The Ministry of Labour by the Department of Skill Development is ready to upgrade skills to meet Thai food standards. On this occasion, the Permanent Secretary of Labour showed appreciation and thanked Ms. Vanna, the owner of Asian Tawan Restaurant, for promoting and upgrading the skills of Thai people, allowing foreigners to taste the unique taste of Thai food. She is also part of Japan’s labour volunteer worker network, communicating and sharing the Ministry of Labour’s information with Thai workers and Thai people working and residing in Japan.
          Ms. Vanna Sawamat, the owner of the Asian Tawan Restaurant, said that she thanked the government and the Labour Minister for their concern about Thai workers and Thai people working abroad. Today, the Permanent Secretary of Labour and his team visited and supported the restaurant. Currently, there are almost 200 Thai restaurants in Japan. In Japan, restaurants take good care of Thai workers regarding wages and welfare. All employees are the first generation. They have been together since the opening of the restaurants. The trend of the labour market, especially the demand for workers in the restaurant business in Japan, as the COVID-19 situation begins to ease, shops, restaurants, businesses, and the service sector have begun to recover and become active again. Therefore, the demand for labour has increased as well.


Division of Public Relations
30 September 2022