While there is an abundance of information available for the Western World and other big countries, the same cannot be said for smaller countries. Nevertheless, ASEAN countries altogether account for 7% of the world trade, 1.7 times that of Japan. It is vital for us to have accurate information of countries that can potentially become our important trade partners.
Japan Malaysia Association aims to fill in the void of information on Malaysia. Since 2014, Japan Malaysia Association has been working with publishers to translate books available in Malaysia into Japanese, so the public in Japan can acquire firsthand information. Books are available in Kinokuniya bookstore and on Amazon.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ASEAN Economy Statistics