Mitsubishi Corporation

Always Evolving

Always Evolving

The Tosa Clan was in a state of upheaval at the end of the Edo Period, and Yataro Iwasaki had a dream that had yet to be fulfilled – to expand business across the seas and build a new world. With Japan on the verge of its Imperial restoration, he would set sail with only three small ships and an indomitable spirit to succeed. His legacy is Mitsubishi, and his spirit is what continues to drive us today.  It has been more than 125 years since Yataro left us, but his passion to see Mitsubishi evolve burns as brightly as ever. At Mitsubishi Corporation today, our goal is to redefine the sogo shosha, or Japanese trading company. We are working closely with our partners all over the world, not only to expand our traditional trade-based operations, but to develop new businesses and take on new roles in production and manufacturing. We are always moving forward, one step at a time, and the spirit of challenge passed down from our founder lives in every one of our employees. In this series we introduce some of our businesses at Mitsubishi Corporation, through which we are helping to create sustainable societal and environmental value, and identify solutions to global problems.
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