Mitsubishi Corporation

Living Essentials Group : Living Essential Resources Division

The Living Essential Resources Division sources and supplies resources as the primary materials for daily necessities related to food and housing in sectors and fields of the food and materials industries through the operation of businesses such as production, procurement, manufacturing, processing and sales.

The Living Essential Resources Division carries out the upstream sourcing of resources in the supply chain for the supply of daily necessities to consumers related to food and housing. In its sourcing of resources as primary materials, the division proactively operates businesses, from production and procurement to manufacturing and processing, on a global level to meet increasingly sophisticated and diversified consumer needs, thus realizing not only stable but also safe and secure supplies to cater for actual demand in Japan and overseas.


At the Living Essential Resources Division we operate in Japan and overseas in the field of sourcing resources as primary materials. We strive to construct and expand a flexible business platform that allows us to maintain and replicate our distinctive competitive advantage in a self-sustaining manner in the face of any changes by sensitively responding to changes in market environments and industry structures.

Moreover, through its efficient supply chain that meets increasingly sophisticated and diversified consumer needs, the division aims to be able to provide innovative and original products, services and other benefits on a timely schedule.

Main Products and Services

Wheat flour, rice, fresh produce, oils & fats, oil and fat products, corn, milo, wheat, barley, sesame seed, soybean, canola, marine products (tuna, shrimp, salmon, etc.), sugars, salt, starches, starched products, other sweeteners, corn grits, brewing ingredients (hops, malts), chicken, pork, beef, processed meat products, livestock and fish feed ingredients, coffee, confectionary ingredients, fruit juices, raw tea products, cheese, dairy products, lumber, housing materials and equipment, cement, ready-mixed concrete, concrete products, silica sand, kaolin, etc.

Organizational Structure

  • Agricultural Produce and Oils & Fats Dept.
  • Grain & Oilseeds Dept.
  • Marine Products Dept.
  • Sweetener & Starch Products Dept.
  • Feed & Meat Products Dept.
  • Beverage and Dairy Products Dept.
  • Housing & Construction Materials Dept.
  • Salmon Farming Business Office