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A very large Japanese company that trades internationally in a wide range of goods and services.
- ‘Japan's huge trading companies, the sogo shosha, are impressive, and therefore well known internationally.’
- ‘Once the bubble burst, the sogo shosha were left with huge portfolios whose worth had plummeted; all of the trading companies were forced eventually to liquidate much of their stock holdings.’
- ‘These sogo shosha are a unique type of business enterprise that is seen only in Japan.’
- ‘All cheddar and shredded cheese were sold through these sogo shosha, although some other types of cheese were sold outside these structures.’
- ‘To serve their broad commercial interests, the Japanese trading companies - the sogo shosha - have created vast overseas data-collection networks.’
Japanese, from sōgō ‘comprehensive’ + shōsha ‘mercantile society’.
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