Japanese Investment On The Rise

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Japan recently signed a grant agreement with Cambodia for the rehabilitation of the Cambodian-Japanese Friendship Bridge

With 250 Japanese companies registered with the Ministry of Commerce last year—compared to just 19 in 2010—, investment from the Land of the Rising Sun into the Kingdom of Wonder continues on the path of robust growth.

Japan is now the third largest investor in Cambodia, behind China (with 1,055 companies registered as of last year) and South Korea (with 278).

Japanese restaurants are also mushrooming, with over 150 Japanese food outlets now available throughout the Kingdom. These restaurants cater to the 2,500 Japanese nationals registered at the Japanese Embassy in Cambodia. One Japanese schools was also opened last year.

Sok Chenda Sophea, Secretary General of the Council for Development of Cambodia, said that for over 20 years Japanese investment has particularly contributed to the building of essential infrastructure as well as for human resource development.

“Now, I wish to see Japanese companies doing businesses, making money and spearheading the industrial development of Cambodia,” he said.

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