With networks expanding globally, Japanese trading companies, or SHOSHA, influence a vast array of business fields. More than just facilitating trade, SHOSHA invest capital to grease the wheels of innovation.
Recently, SHOSHA have garnered worldwide attention by using their businesses to contribute globally to humanitarian and environmental efforts and to meet the needs of developing nations. Here, we will look at some of these businesses.

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  • The Water Business
  • Green Energy Production
  • Energy and Resources
  • The Foods Business
  • Infrastructure Business

Infrastructure Business

Infrastructure means the facilities prepared as the underlying framework for the activities of daily life and industry. Generally, the word is used to mean facilities such as roads, railways, water supply and sewage systems, electrical grid, ports, airports, dams, and telecommunications networks; but in a broad sense, it also encompasses schools, hospitals, parks and welfare facilities.
Infrastructure is indispensable to the growth and development of cities and industry. Furthermore, since the amount of money invested in such facilities is enormous, infrastructure construction itself has a large ripple effect on the economy.

In emerging nations experiencing remarkable growth, the preparation of the infrastructure to support even further development is crucial. On the other hand, in developed countries, as the existing infrastructure becomes superannuated, in addition to the maintenance and update of the current installations, there is also a demand for infrastructure that supports new technologies and new social needs, such as Smart Cities, to create energy-efficient societies in greater harmony with the environment.

Therefore, the demand for infrastructure development is on the rise in both developed and emerging countries, making this an area of interest for business.

1. Infrastructure Business: Current Status and Issues
2. Rapidly Growing Transport Infrastructure Business

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SHOSHA Infrastructure Business by region

  • Asia

    Asia, which is home to many developing nations, is the region with the most active investment in transportation ...

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  • Middle East

    Middle East
    In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Dubai Metro urban railway Phase 1 (Red Line) was opened in September 2009 ...

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  • Europe

    In Latvia, the operation of a multi-purpose port terminal is being conducted by a subsidiary of a Japanese trading ...

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  • Africa

    Japanese companies have been supplying the rail cars to Egypt’s Cairo Metro for many years; and Cairo Metro is ...

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  • South America

    South America
    Line 4 of the São Paulo Metro has been developed as a PPP of the São Paulo state government, and was partially opened ...

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