The number of Japanese company in Thailand was 1,783 in October 2016. It increased by 1% compared to the number from the preceding year.
Categorised by industry, the largest number of Japanese company in Thailand falls in Manufacturing sector (853 companies), the 2nd is Services (231) and the 3rd is Wholesale & Retail (156).
There are approximately 68,908 Japanese people living in Thailand (October, 2016), the number of Japanese population has been increased by 5% every year from 54,587 in 2012.
Bangkok is ranked as the most popular city in Thailand for Japanese people to work and live, with around 50,966 Japanese people are residing in Bangkok, 6,839 in Chonburi, 2,549 in Chiang Mai, 1,184 in Pathumthani, and 1,103 in Ayutthaya. (October, 2016),
There are 2 international airport in Thailand, Suvarnabhumi Airport and Donmaung Airport. Suvarnabhumi Airport is the main hub for most international airlines. It is located approximately 30 km away from Bangkok city centre.
Thai airways is one recommended airline to go to Thailand from Japan as of its convenience and comfortable. There are 2 easy ways to access the central city from Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Airport Link is an express rail which has a transit to BTS Sky Train. The trip takes around 30 minutes to reach Phayathai Station (last station), then you can get off here and transit to BTS Sky Train (BTS Phayathai Station) to reach your destination anywhere in Bangkok.
Taxi line is located outside of the airport terminal. It is suggested that you should have your address or memo beforehand to tell the driver your destination. The trip to Bangkok city centre takes between 30-60 minutes depending on traffic. Taxi fare is based on meter starting from 35 baht with 50 baht surcharge if you take a taxi from the airport, however, be cautious that some taxis refuse to use meter.
Thai food in a local shop normally costs you around 40 baht per dish. If you’re not familiar with Thai spicy taste, don’t worry, there are plenty of Japanese restaurant in Thailand which costs around 200-300 baht (600 - 1,000 yen).