Sogo Shosha


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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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Marubeni and Marubeni Plax will use their sales and procurement ability, know-how and experience in sales promotion proposals and their broad network as a sogo shosha to try to establish a circular economy in the plastic industry.
ITOCHU Corporation a sogo shosha, has 110 bases in 63 countries, ITOCHU, one of the leading sogo shosha, is engaging in domestic trading, import/export, and overseas trading of various products such as textile, machinery, metals, minerals, energy, chemicals, food, general products, realty, information and communications technology, and finance, as well as business investment in Japan and overseas.
In addition, ITOCHU has participated in the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) as the only Japanese sogo shosha that has contributed to its establishment as a founding member.
Mitsubishi trims Ayala Corp stake !-- -- Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star) - January 17, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Mitsubishi Corp., Japan's largest sogo shosha, has cut anew its stake in Ayala Corp.
It is the fifth-largest sogo shosha and has leading market shares in cereal and paper pulp trading as well as a strong electrical and industrial plant business.
With over 150 years history, ITOCHU is a leading sogo shosha incorporated in Japan with approximately 120 bases in 63 countries.
In his biography, "Shoe Dog", Knight tells the story of talking with Masaru Hayami, the president of Nissho Iwai, a sogo shosha (general trading company) based in Tokyo, Japan that is engaged in a wide range of businesses globally.
ITOCHU CHEMICAL FRONTIER Corporation (ICF), a member of ITOCHU Corporation (ITOCHU), a sogo shosha (general trading company) in Japan, is continuing as an approximate 23% owner of SCILEX.
The bulk, or $17.2 billion, was from Marubeni Corp., one of Japan's major integrated trading and investment conglomerates or 'sogo shosha.' According to a document provided by Trade Secretary Lopez, Marubeni will be involved in $3.2 billion worth of short-term projects and $14 billion worth of medium- to long-term projects in mass transport systems, roads and highways, water and power.
In these associations, the role of the bank is more than just a lender and is closely involved in assessing investment projects and offering strategic business advice jointly with the former zaibatsu captive trading companies (sogo shosha).
"The top Japanese trading houses, or sogo shosha, have already started to pour billions of dollars into projects including Mitsui's project in Mozambique to produce liquefied natural gas," reports Javier Blas for Financial Times.
New Strategic Direction seeks to recognize our value and upside potential as a sogo shosha capable of "providing stable earnings throughout business cycles by managing a portfolio diversified by business model, industry, market and geography".