1. The name of the country

Kingdom of Thailand

2. Government system

The constitutional monarchy which makes a king the head of the state.
Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) is the reigning King of Thailand.

3. a time difference

There is a tow-hour time difference between Japan and Thailand.
Thailand is two hour behind Japan.

4. Capital


5. Comparison main data of Thailand and Japan

The total land area
Thailand:514,000 ㎢ / Japan:378,000㎢
The capital area
Thailand:1,600 ㎢ / Japan:2,100 ㎢
The number of prefectures
Thailand: 75 prefectures and 1 metropolis / Japan: 43 prefectures, 2 urban prefectures, 1 circuit and a metropolis.
Thailand:63,400,000 people/ Japan 127,500,000 people
Thailand: Total $701.554 billion, Per capita $3,936 / Japan: Total $4.866 trillion, Per capita $39,731

6. Top five export imported goods (Ground total from January 2010 to September 2010)

1st: Computer parts/ Crude oil
2nd: Cars parts/ Industrial machine
3rd: Jewelry / Chemical products
4th: IC / Electrical parts
5th: Gum / Iron and steel products

7.Traffic law

Cars keep to the left side and pedestrians keep to the right.
Cars are right hand drive.
The traffic law is almost the same as Japan.

8. History of Thailand

The 13th century: A united nation stars. Sukhothai Kingdombecome the first dynasty of Kingdom of Thailand.

The 14th century: Ayutthaya Kingdom

The 18th century: Thonburi Kingdom

The latter part of the 18th century:Chakri Dynasty (Rama I)

The 21st century: Chakri Dynasty (Rama IX)

9. Thai calender

January 1st: New Year Day
February : Chinese New Year
March : Makha Bucha Day
April : Chakri Memorial Day