10 Facts About Mitsubishi Corporation


Mitsubishi Corporation is Japan's largest trading company and a member of the Mitsubishi keiretsu.

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Mitsubishi Corporation was the only major zaibatsu to initially refuse this request, at the orders of the president Koyata Iwasaki, who shortly thereafter fell seriously ill.

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Mitsubishi Corporation eventually dissolved in 1947, and under restrictive rules imposed by the occupation authorities, the employees of the Mitsubishi Corporation Shoji trading arm rebranded into 100 separate companies.

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Current Mitsubishi Corporation was founded by the merger of these three companies to form Mitsubishi Shoji Kaisha, Ltd.

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Concurrently with its relaunch, Mitsubishi opened fourteen liaison offices outside Japan, as well as a US subsidiary called Mitsubishi International Corporation with offices in New York and San Francisco.

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Mitsubishi Corporation's first large-scale investment outside Japan was a liquefied natural gas project in Brunei, committed to in 1968.

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Mitsubishi Corporation was the largest Japanese general trading company from the late 1960s until the mid-1980s; after falling to fifth place in 1986, it embarked on a series of large overseas acquisitions together with other companies in the Mitsubishi Corporation group.

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In 2008 Mitsubishi Corporation was crowned In-House of the Year - Trading Company In-House Team of the Year at the 2008 ALB Japan Law Awards.

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Mitsubishi Corporation was the subject of a boycott by the Rainforest Action Network for its role in the destruction of rainforests through its forestry activities.

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In November, 2019, Mitsubishi Corporation stated that it will buy Eneco, a company that focuses on renewable energy, in a deal valuing the Dutch energy firm at $4.

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