“SHOSHA: Creating Value Globally” Shosha Handbook 2017

The Shosha are considered to be a uniquely Japanese form of business enterprise, and for this reason, most people find it difficult to understand exactly what the Shosha do.
Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc. has prepared this “Shosha Handbook 2017” to provide as many readers as possible with a deeper understanding of the frequently complex activities, business and projects in which the Shosha engage.
We hope you will find it useful.

Publication Date July 1, 2017
Language English
Size A4, 42 pages
Price 500 yen (tax included)
Free of charge for JFTC members
Inquiries Public Relations & Research Group


  • Chapter 1: What Are the Shosha?
    1. The Strengths of the Shosha
    2. The Shosha's Business Model
  • Chapter 2: The Shosha Are Active Worldwide
    1. Working to Resolve Global Social Problems
    2. The Roles of the Shosha
  • Chapter 3: The Shosha's CSR Activities
  • Chapter 4: The Activities of Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc.
  • Attached Table: The World Economy and Trade

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