Japanese Village Memorial Site of the Old Japanese Settlement in Ayutthaya.
Japanese trade aboard was also boosted when the Japanese Authorities granted official permission to travel for trading purposes by issuing the "Shuin" (Red Seal). Along with the official ships bearing the seal, unauthorized ships also sailed to South East Asia with many Japanese. Among the travellers were those who came to Ayutthaya. The King granted permission to the Japanese, as well as other nationalities, to settle. At that
time there were 800 to 3,000 Japanese reported to be living in Ayutthaya.