Making Penang's Japanese Feel at Home

By Regina Hoo

August 2018 FEATURE
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Takayoshi So arrived in Penang over a decade ago under the employment of Japanese multinational Nippon Electric Corporation, and instantly took a liking to the island. He had previously been posted to the US and prior to that was based in Japan. “Penang struck a chord with me; I was made very welcome. The locals are friendly – something that I wasn’t able to find Americans to be.”Takayoshi So.So returned to Japan three years later, but held on to fond...

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Regina Hoo

is the deputy editor of Penang Monthly.