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Sogo Shosha

A type of general company in Japan. A sogo shosha buys material from large companies and distributes it to medium and small companies. It also markets Japanese products from small and medium companies internationally. Sogo sosha companies handle substantial portions of Japan's imports and exports.
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CTC is a subsidiary of Itochu Corporation, one of the largest Japanese sogo sosha (general trading companies), consistently ranking among the four largest companies in the world.