Thailand has recently signed the deal to export 5,000 tons of bananas to Japan. Chantapun Bunjamanon, director of the International Trade Promotion Department in Tokyo, said the office had previously worked with the Nakhon Ratchasima provincial trade office to bring Japanese banana experts to the area and show them how to grow bananas to meet the standard and quality of Japan.

Thailand is the last place in the world where the Gros-Michel banana is grown. Once the Japanese banana importers had tasted the banana, they were ready to sign the contract. In addition to the province of Nakhon Ratchasima, the International Trade Promotion Department in Tokyo has also looked into other provinces such as Chiang Mai, Phatthalung and other provinces.