Local Report (Thailand) – Take Action to Change Careers

Local Report (Thailand) – Take Action to Change Careers
Nowadays, the Asian economy is thriving more than ever. More and more Japanese companies are expanding their business overseas to Asian countries and local employment demand is rapidly increasing. If you want your dream of working abroad to come true, NOW is your chance!
All you need is action:  courage and decisiveness to jump in to a new career abroad.
Here we have some people already working in other Asian countries talking about the glamour of working abroad.

Thailand

“People hungry for employment should definitely work in Bangkok.”
Mr. Ikezawa, Editor, 30’s ,magazine company. (publishing information magazine for Japanese)

“The harder you work, the more you are valued. This is the way in Thailand.”
Mr. Odawara, President/CEO, 40’s, Personnel Consultant Manpower (Thailand) Co., Ltd

Demographics of Japanese Residents in Southeast Asia

  2010 2011 2012
Singapore 23000 24000 26000
Thailand 46000 47000 50000
Vietnam 9400 8500 9300
Malaysia 9000 9700 10000
Hong Kong 21000 21000 22000

About Life in Thailand*

Thailand is a pro-Japanese nation and people are very kind to the Japanese. In addition, the Japanese community in Bangkok has a long history and more Japanese live in Thailand in comparison with other Asian countries, which is reassuring to the Japanese people who live there.

Housing:
In Bangkok, apartments, serviced apartments and condominiums are mainly available. Even apartments (“mansions” in Japan) have laundry service depending on the place and the life is very comfortable.

Food:
Japanese restaurants are abundant due to a small boom on Japanese cuisine. Also, Chinese, Italian and others since Thailand is said to be the No. 1 Asian gourmet spot. Some may worry about the sanitary conditions of food stalls, but the restaurants do not have any problems at all.

Health care:
Although health care might be slightly costly, there are Japanese staff in big hospitals and they provide constant care attention.

Language:
Thai, of course, is predominantly spoken, but communication in daily conversational English is not a problem in Bangkok.

Salary:
Many people with 50,000B monthly income live in an apartment or studio in a condominium with the monthly rent between 5,000B to 10,000B. People can live comfortably with 20,000B to 25,000B

Lifestyle & Culture:
Roads are bumpy and taxis and buses drive somewhat recklessly, but there are no problems other than that. The people feel strongly about the royal family and Buddhism is ingrained into daily life.

Education:
There are numerous cram schools for Japanese in Bangkok. Many parents send their children to international schools. Periodically, Japanese university orientations and open house sessions are held for returnees.

Holiday:
There is no lack of amusement in Thailand with an abundance of clubs, bars and other entertainment establishments. One of the major leisurely activities includes overseas weekend trips sponsored by LCC.

*as of February, 2013.

People hungry for employment should definitely work in Bangkok.

People hungry for employment should definitely work in Bangkok.

Mr. Ikezawa (editor, 30’s) left a Japanese website production company two years ago and headed for Thailand. We asked Mr. Ikezawa, who is living everyday to the fullest in a Japanese publication company in Bangkok, the benefits of working there.

Thailand is a place where people can have a truly fulfilling life and work experience.

Thailand is a place where people can have a truly fulfilling life and work experience.

Thailand is a place where people can have a truly fulfilling life and work experience. We interviewed Mr. Sakai, President and founder of recruitment consultancy “Siam M&M Recruitment Co., Ltd,” established in April, 2012. We discussed the allure of working in Thailand.