A research arm of Sumitomo Corporation Group

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Message from the President and CEO

Hiroyuki Takai President and CEO

  In April 2014, we celebrated our 10th anniversary as Sumitomo Corporation Group’s think tank and changed our company name from Sumitomo Shoji Research Institute to Sumitomo Corporation Global Research Co. Ltd. The new name reflects our strength as the think tank of a global trading company with daily operations deeply rooted in every sector and region around the world, as well as our aspiration to broaden our sphere of activity and become a research company that shares information more globally.

  A trading company needs to create and expand business opportunities through collaboration across multiple business units. This makes it important that, rather than seeing ourselves as think tank researchers, we maintain the trading company mindset and handle “information” as a product. We should actively serve as a catalyst to connect entities both inside and outside Sumitomo Corporation Group and increase the flow of information.

  At the same time, anticipating change and clarifying the medium- to long-term big picture is a crucial part of our role. Combining the information that we gain through Sumitomo Corporation’s various businesses activities with outside information, we keep an eye out for potential risk, new business areas, and promising regions and technologies.

  Another vital role is to enhance Sumitomo Corporation Group’s presence by sharing our views and increasing our exposure to the outside world. With this in mind, we hope that you find the information on this website useful.

Hiroyuki Takai
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 Hiroyuki Takai (Executive Officer of Sumitomo Corporation)
Board Directors Executive Vice President:   Hiroyuki Kojima
Director (part-time):   Masao Tabuchi
Number of Employees 40
Office Location Harumi Island Triton Square Office Tower Y
8-11 Harumi 1-chome, Chuo-ku,
Business Description Studies, analysis, research and consulting on issues related to domestic and international politics, economics and trade, etc.

(As of January 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 January 1, 2018)