Patrick Ryan

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How the lifelines of the economy feed and fuel Japan

Business | INSIDER REPORT Nov 26, 2018

How the lifelines of the economy feed and fuel Japan

Given Japan's low food self-sufficiency ratio and dearth of energy resources, the sōgō shōsha have acted as a lifeline to Japan's economy through the import of foodstuffs and energy resources. However, the sōgō shōsha's involvement goes far beyond just importation. Here, I would like to ...