Thais flock to Japan as weak yen means bargains | Bangkok Post: business

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The Thai baht's biggest quarterly gain against the yen since 1998 was enough reason for Kornkarun Cheewatrakoolpong, a 32-year-old economics lecturer in Bangkok, to move her planned honeymoon from Italy to Japan. 

Cherry trees blossom as pedestrians walk in front of buildings including the Tokyo Sky Tree, center, in Tokyo, Japan. (Bloomberg photo)

"It's more affordable," Kornkarun said in an interview from her home in the capital on April 17, after returning from a business trip to Japan. "I don't feel it's that expensive like in the past. I still expect that when I go for my honeymoon in November, the yen will remain weak."

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