Olivia Parker
Aug 5, 2019

Why Thailand really likes all things Japanese

From cosmetic shops to discount chains and all kinds of food in between, Thai people are big fans of Japanese exports.

People shopping at Don Don Donki in Bangkok

THAILAND AND JAPANESE BRANDS

Scroll though the list of Thailand’s top 100 brands, and you’ll notice more than a few names that not only don’t sound local, but sound distinctly like they originate some 4,500 miles away, in Japan.

Of course, the usual Japanese multinational behemoths make the list, as they do in almost every market in the world, let alone in Asia. Panasonic, Sony and even Canon,...

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