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We Build Global Value Chains
Envisioning the Planet's Future
The global company the world needs today.
ITOCHU has pioneered various fields of business the world over, addressing new challenges with effective and timely action.
Our success is driven by our seven Division Companies.
Harnessing the expertise of each Division Company to best advantage, ITOCHU is envisioning an affluent future for the entire planet.
There have always been places where no human has set foot.
Those places are discovered by pioneers who undertake new challenges.
Undertaking new challenges to create a better future.
Learning from Nature
Magnificent clouds over Mt. Chokai in Akita Prefecture, Japan.
In earlier days, the farmers and fishermen who lived in small villages here used the clouds to forecast the weather before they went to work.
They likened these clouds to the butterbur sprout flower, the official flower of Akita Prefecture, and believed them to be a sign of rain.
Remembering the blessings of nature, we at ITOCHU Corporation are committed to preserving our precious earth to contribute to society.
The merchant's personal business philosophy
The merchant who spoke these words was ITOCHU's founder, Chubei Ito.
A merchant all his life, he steadfastly believed that “The most important thing to do in one's business activities is to be honest - with other people, and most important of all with oneself.”
These days the business environment is rapidly changing in many parts of the world, but since its establishment in 1858, ITOCHU, one of the largest general trading companies, remains committed to conducting business in the honest manner of its founder.
What can you pass on to the next generation?
ITOCHU Corporation is committed to “economic development in harmony with the natural environment” for fulfill its company credo “Committed to the global good”
We think it our prime directive to pass on this precious earth to the next generation