Business in Japan is operated by two offices—Kansai Office and Chubu Office—and three domestic subsidiaries—Sumitomo Corporation Kyushu Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Corporation Hokkaido Co., Ltd., and Sumitomo Corporation Tohoku Co., Ltd. There are 22 offices in total across Japan, including the Tokyo Head Office.
Kansai Office includes the regional offices of Chugoku Office, Shikoku Branch Office, Niihama Branch Office and Imabari Sub-Branch Office.
Chubu Office includes the regional offices of Hamamatsu Branch Office.
The overseas regional organizations have been consolidated into four broad regions—East Asia; Asia & Oceania; Europe, Middle East, Africa & CIS; and the Americas—in order to further strengthen the functions of each regional business, such as the ability to initiate new businesses and secure and develop human resources. This reorganization also makes it possible for us to solidify the foundation of each regional organization and efficiently allocate our corporate resources into growing markets around the world.
These four broad regional organizations work in close collaboration and share common product and regional strategies with the five business units of the Tokyo Head Office, leading the creation of business overseas by fully utilizing our strengths and functions so as to enhance our earning power on a global basis.