Thai trip stokes interest of investors, says Japan minister

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak displays the front page of a special publication of the Bangkok Post at a symposium on Thailand 4.0 held at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park on Tuesday. (Photo by Pawat Laopaisarntaksin)

Thailand will remain a key player for Japanese investors with more investment likely to flow into the country in the near future, Hiroshige Seko, Japan's Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry says.

"Thailand has emerged as the most important supply chain for many Japanese industries such as automobiles and this is evident from the fact that today Thailand is producing a similar number of vehicles as Japan," Mr Seko said in an exclusive talk with the Bangkok Post.

Mr Seko, who is in Thailand with representatives from as many as 570 Japanese firms on a three-day visit at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak and his economic team, said most investors who have joined the delegation have shown a great deal of interest in investing in Thailand.

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