In Bangkok, protests are growing against Japanese investment. The campaign is lead by members of?
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Sign of University
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Students walking into Daimaru store
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Background: In Bangkok, protests are growing against Japanese investment. The campaign is lead by members of the National Students Centre which claims to represent 200,000 students in Thailand. Already they have delivered a protest to the Japanese Embassy. They are now distributing pamphlets and posters around Bangkok calling for a boycott of Japanese goods beginning next week. Japanese investments in Thailand total some US$57.8 millions. This makes Japan by far the biggest foreign investor in the country. But it is a reepn Japanese loan of US$198 millions which seems to have sparked off the/campaign/latest Many Thais are convinced that the loan terms are unfair. They insist that since revaluation for the Yen last December the terms have got even worse. The Japanese claim they have helped the Thais reduce food imports with their aid programme. Such efforts are not apparent to most people in the capital. All they see is an increasing Japanese economic presence in shops and goods which arouses fears (however illfounded) of eventual domination by Japanese businessmen.