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Lecture #4: The techniques of Thai craft workers -- people who can repair anything

2011-3-17 (Thu) 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the founding of the Bangkok Center for Education & Research, a series of lectures are being held during a six-month period. The fourth lecture in this series is being held on Thursday, March 17.

Thailand can be called a country that is "close" to Japan. In fact, Japan and Thailand have enjoyed a long close relationship since the early 17th century when there was a Japan town in Ayutthaya, Thailand with YAMADA Nagamasa as the head of this Japanese colony. Currently, investment in Thailand by Japan accounts for 40% of the direct foreign investment in Thailand. In addition, Japanese culture from manga to Zen as well as its latest fashion and cuisine are accepted by the public in Thailand. The two countries have built a close relationship in various areas.
Moreover, these days more than 44,000 Japanese live in Thailand, making Thailand fourth in the world in terms of the number of long-staying Japanese. Along with the image of Thailand as "the land of smiles" and "the devoted Buddhist country," most Japanese are familiar with Thai cuisine and silk.
Thailand boasts a variety of cultures, religions, and ethnicity. Generally speaking, even foreigners who have lived in Thailand for a long time know only part of such diversity. It is hoped that this 5th year commemoration will assist Japanese living in Thailand understand how their host country has been able to accept so many Japanese people.

The organizers look forward to seeing many persons in attendance.

Lecture #4 in the Lecture Series Commemorating the 5th Anniversary of Osaka University's Bangkok Center for Education & Research -- Thailand, Diversity of Society and Culture

"The techniques of Thai craft workers -- people who can repair anything"

Lecturer: MORITA Atsurou, Lecturer, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University

Date: 2011-3-17 (Thu) 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Organizer: Bangkok Center for Education & Research
Sponsored: Global Collaboration Center (GLOCOL), Osaka University; The Japan Foundation, Bangkok
Venue: The Japan Foundation, Bangkok
Registration: Not necessary
Contact: Bangkok Center for Education & Research

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