President of Sripatum University – Dr. Rutchaneeporn P. Phukkamarn extended a warm welcome to Mr. Kazuyoshi Ito – the Mayor of Mitsue Village (Nara Prefecture), and Prof. Shin Murakami – the delegation of Sugiyama Jogakuen University from Japan, during their visits to SPU campus on18 December 2017. The main purpose of this visit was to discuss the academic collaboration and to sign the Memorandum of Agreement among the three parties. This MOA aims to support all parties in creating collaborative activities particularly in the area of the wooden building system. In 2013, Sugiyama Jogakuen University and Sripatum University signed the first signed the MOU, and the collaborative activities between the two institutions drastically been flourished. With more cooperation and support from Mitsue Village by signing the new MOA, academic and economic opportunity will be enhanced by exchanging support and assistance among the three parties for the benefits of the students, faculty members, local residents and entrepreneurs. Besides, the relationship between Japan and Thailand will be also strengthened.