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Message from the President and CEO

Kiyoshi Sunobe President and CEO

     Although the world economy is currently growing at a steady pace, an increasing number of risks, including countries’ fiscal policies, geopolitics, and international trade policy, now threaten the global economic outlook. Among the most immediate risks are U.S. interest rate hikes that have led to currency devaluations in emerging markets, and trade conflict between the U.S. and China, which has already had a negative impact on global supply chains. At the same time, we expect that new business opportunities will be created by the accelerating trend of digitalization that has enabled businesses to seamlessly merge across industries on a global scale in what has been termed the “Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

  In such a fluid environment, Sumitomo Corporation Global Research (SCGR) will continue to act as an in-house think tank for the Sumitomo Corporation Group. SCGR provides value-added information products by combining external/macro information collected through our own research network with internal/micro information that the Sumitomo Corporation Group acquires through its own day-to-day business activities.

  I look forward to your continuous support of our organization`s activities.

October, 2018
Kiyoshi Sunobe
President and CEO

Company Data

Company Name Sumitomo Corporation Global Research Co. Ltd.
Establishment Date April 1, 2004
Paid-in Capital 50million yens
Stockholder Sumitomo Corporation (100%)
President and CEO Kiyoshi Sunobe (Managing Executive Officer of Sumitomo Corporation)
Board Directors Executive Vice President:   Hiroyuki Kojima
Director (part-time):   Hideki Yamano
Number of Employees 37
2-3-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8601 Japan
Business Description Studies, analysis, research and consulting on issues related to domestic and international politics, economics and trade, etc.

(As of October 1, 2018)

Our Expertise

Economic Analysis

By combining macro-economic information, such as Global and Japanese Economy, World Trade, with its in-house business oriented information, SCGR provides analysis and forecast of the economic environment around the world.

Market Analysis

By combining market information with in-house information derived from natural resources and energy trading and investment, SCGR offers their views on the current market trend and outlook of the international commodity market.

International Analysis

SCGR keeps track of developments in international affairs, as well as the political and economic situation of individual countries with country risk information, and provides views on the potential impact on our business operations world-wide.

Business Strategy Analysis

SCGR provides analyses of next generation businesses, technologies and environmental issues.



(As of October 1, 2018)