Despite political unrest in Thailand, Japan views the country as a good place to invest. Among the ASEAN nations, Thailand ranks at the top of foreign direct investment for Japan, according to the Japan's external trade agency, as reported in the Bankgok Post.
Not only will Japan continue to invest but it will use Thailand as the regional headquarters.
Some 7,000 Japanese companies are registered in Thailand, with many having set up regional hubs for the manufacture of high-quality products.
“But Thailand needs to think about the development of human resources, particularly at management level, as many Japanese firms are seeking Thai managers to run regional headquarters here, said Setsuo Iuchi, president of the Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro) Bangkok.