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The company was established in 1947, by members from chemicals and some other departments of former Mitsubishi Corporation, that was liquidated under order of General Headquarters of the Allied Forces after World War II.
After merging Sansho Co., Ltd. in 1959 and listing in friendship trading company with China in 1962, the company developed into an all-round trading company with business mainly with socialist countries. It was later listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1973, and on the First Section in 1975.
Owing to social changes such as normalization of diplomatic relations between Japan and China, the company narrowed down the focus of business lines and trading partner countries. It now has 8 liaison offices and companies in China, with liaison offices in Vietnam and Cuba. Main lines of trading have specialized to chemicals, plastics, building materials, fuel and foodstuffs. There are some related companies in chemicals, plastics and building materials, too.
Company motto : Bright and Friendly