There’s been a lot of Japanese spirit and determination hard at work in the Kingdom of Wonder for over a decade, quietly contributing towards ensuring a more environmentally-sustainable nation.
For Japan-native Kenji Yoshida, a career in sports was always his dream. Although he had the passion and the work ethic, it was difficult to establish a career in sports in Japan.
The Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP)—a Japanese program that dates back to 1974—brings together youths from within the ASEAN community and Japan during a two month voyage.
Although K-Pop largely commandeers Cambodia’s musical attention, Japanese youth culture is also kicking off in the Kingdom – if you know where to look.
With five part-time Japanese doctors, two fulltime Cambodian doctors and a fleet of nurses, Sun International Clinic in Phnom Penh brings with it Japanese medical advancements, the latest technology and specialized care for Cambodia
Craving Japanese food? Sure, you know Sushi Bar or Sesame Noodle Bar, but check out Street 63 for some truly genuine Japanese fare prepared by Phnom Penh’s own crop of Japanese expats.
Ray Heng is on hand in the food and beverage industry. Operating restaurants all over ASEAN, the Singaporean national has experienced many cultures. Cambodia, however, stood out to him.
H.I.S. (Cambodia) Travel Co., Ltd., a Japanese tour agency with locations in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, has set up promotions for tourism to Japan for 2015, giving Cambodians an easier pathway to experience the Japanese culture.
The sound of music and singing fills a classroom with fewer than 10 students and a female teacher, starting the lesson of the day at the Japanese Neak Pon Music School in central Phnom Penh.
According to the head of the Japan External Trade Organization in Cambodia, as labour costs rise in China and Thailand, Cambodia could benefit as companies outsource more of their production to the ASEAN region.