The prime minster, Yingluck, was in Japan and gave a speech entitled “Unbeatable Thailand, Unparalleled Opportunities”. Within it contained some key points illustrating how important Japan is to Thailand’s economic growth and health.
Japan is Thailand’s largest trading partner. Our exports to Japan grew by 8.3 percent last year. You are also Thailand’s largest investor. Japanese investments applying for Board of Investment promotion was 49 percent of total FDI last year.
See the link below for the full speech, there are a few other interesting points regarding the Thai economy and ASEAN.