J-pop singers, manga feature heavily at Japan Weekend in Bangkok

Nov 9, 2015

J-pop singers, manga feature heavily at Japan Weekend in Bangkok

Hoping to boost Thai people’s interest in visiting Japan, events to promote Japanese culture and tourism took place this weekend at various places around Bangkok. The Japan Weekend events, organized by the Japan External Trade Organization together with Japanese government entities and the private ...

Oct 28, 2015

Matsumotokiyoshi set to open first drugstore abroad in Bangkok

Japan’s largest drugstore operator, Matsumotokiyoshi, will open a store in Bangkok this week, its first abroad, and a second one by the end of the year, the head of the company’s new joint venture here said Tuesday. “We are confident to be successful here,” ...

Thai police say Bangkok bomb substance smells like TNT

Aug 26, 2015

Thai police say Bangkok bomb substance smells like TNT

Thai explosives experts say substance from the bomb that blew up in downtown Bangkok last week smells like TNT, although police still have not received chemical test results, the national police spokesman said Wednesday. Prawuth Thavornsiri told journalists that it was still not clear ...

Aug 19, 2015

No long-term threat seen in Bangkok blasts: experts

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Crisis management experts say Bangkok’s recent bombings do not pose a long-term threat in an otherwise relatively safe country. But they are nonetheless advising Japanese staying in the Southeast Asian city to exercise caution. “Basically I don’t think Thailand right now is too dangerous,” ...