SHOSHA Activities

SHOSHA Activities

Today's Shosha handle a wide range of products in most types of industries, - literally everything from mineral water to communications satellites. They are involved in and contribute to each value added process in all phases of the flow of business, namely from natural resources upstream to finished products downstream, from the purchase of materials to the sales of products. Shosha achieve this comprehensive involvement by always anticipating the needs of the time and modifying and improving not only the products they handle, but also partner industries and their business models.

To get an idea of the scale of Shosha transactions, the combined sales volume of the 44 Shosha affiliated with the Japan Foreign Trade Council (JFTC) amounted to approximately JPY76 trillion in FY2010.

In Depth - SHOSHA Activities

Involvement in Economic Advancement

Shosha contribute to the economic advancement of Japan and the world, expanding business activities to meet evolving needs.

Outline of Transactions

A look at Shosha transaction characteristics.

Wide Range of Business Fields

A portrait of the wide range of Shosha activities in established business fields which provide the core of their earnings.

Challenging New Business Fields

Shosha approaches to new growth fields, such as information and communication technology (ICT), bio-and nano-technologies, health care and eco-tech.

SHOSHA Social Action Activities

Shosha work to fulfill social obligations by aiding businesses in humanitarian efforts. Shosha contribute to social welfare projects, environmental protection, education and international communication, art and culture through a variety of social action programs.


Recently, Shosha have garnered worldwide attention by using their capabilities to contribute globally to humanitarian and environmental efforts. Here, we will look at some of these activities.