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Japanese companies playing catch-up in Cambodia
Zone(s): Japan, Cambodia ¦ Sector(s): Trade
Japan’s investment in Cambodia has long focused on aid. Tokyo has financed the construction of bridges and other infrastructure with official development assistance. At the grass-roots level, there are many volunteer efforts, with Japanese college students providing much of the muscle. But while these activities remain important, “Cambodia is moving into a different stage of development, which should be supported not through aid but through partnerships between companies,” according to one Japanese company official in the country.