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Japanese won't quit Thailand

Jetro says firms remain keen to stick around

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Thailand is the top Asean destination for Japanese foreign direct investment despite the political unrest and will remain so in the foreseeable future, according to a survey by Japan's external trade agency. 

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.

"From our recent survey, 60% of respondents need more managers, who are people who can run a company here," said Mr Iuchi, who is also the agency's chief representative for Asean and South Asia.

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