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Japan's SMEs seek fortune in Thailand

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Japanese investors, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), are keen on Thailand as a production base to tap opportunities from the upcoming Asean Economic Community (AEC). 

Shoji Nishio, executive director of the SME division of the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI), said his group's 80,000 Japanese SME members are eager to expand in Asean, especially Thailand.

When the AEC arrives in 2016, Thailand is seen as having an edge in infrastructure and facilities.

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