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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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.
ITOCHU Corporation announced today that it will accelerate its logistics facilities development business that utilizes a customer network uniquely available to sogo shosha (general trade company) and aim to contribute to the development of the commercial distribution and logistics business that responds to changes in the supply chain in Japan by building a new business model and increasing asset value.
The sogo shosha instituted modern risk management methods for their trading and their substantial investments in domestic and overseas industrial operations.
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".
In order to enter this highly restricted market and be able to support the sales and service of quality conscience Japanese customers, CleanCut decided to form a trading-partner relationship with Ogawa, one of the major Sogo Shosha (vertically integrated trading companies).
Both large and keiretsu JMNEs preferred to form joint ventures not only with local firms but also with sogo shosha (general trading companies) and with other Japanese firms including the keiretsu members.
JIC: Let's say I've got a 50-year-old manager from a famous Japanese sogo shosha (trading company).
Political inaction has led many Japanese sogo shosha, or trading giants, to initiate their own restructuring programs.
He places blame in particular on Japanese sogo shosha (general trading companies), which depend on large volumes of inexpensive log imports to stay in business.