Sojitz Corporation


Opening of New Landmark Seishin-Chuo Shopping Center “Eki Soare Seishin Chuo” to Open on Friday, April 1st, 2022

– A New Start Based on the Concept of Bringing Luxury to the Everyday Introducing New Shops –

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Mar. 25, 2022
Sojitz Corporation

Sojitz Corporation (“Sojitz”) will complete renovation of the Seishin-Chuo Station Shopping Center (formerly Sogo Seishin), which will be renamed as “Eki Soare Seishin Chuo.” Located in Hyogo Prefecture’s Kobe City, the shopping center is currently partially open but will celebrate a full opening of stores from Friday, April 1st, 2022.

The concept behind Eki Soare Seishin Chuo is to bring luxury to the everyday. The newly opened array of shops at Eki Soare aim to increase daily convenience and enjoyment for community residents. The shopping center will also feature an area dedicated to Suzuki & Co. Ltd., which is one of Sojitz’s predecessor companies that was founded in Kobe. Eki Soare Seishin-Chuo shopping center will value the culture and history built by Kobe’s residents and add to the city’s current convenience and livability as it strives to become a landmark shopping center in the region.


[Seishin-Chuo Station and Eki Soare Shopping Center]

■Shopping Center Overview
[Name] Eki Soare Seishin Chuo
  *Official shopping center name to be changed on April 1, 2022
[Location] 5-9-4 Kojidai, Nishi-ku, Kobe
[Total floor area] Approx. 30,301.81㎡
[Building structure] SRC structure (partial S structure) 6 stories with 2 basement levels
[Status of operation] The Seishin-Chuo Station Shopping Center’s 1F and 5F spaces have been open from December 4th, 2020. The shopping center’s name will be changed on April 1, 2022, when the facility fully opens for operation.

Sojitz will capitalize on its abundant experience in the shopping center business to take on management of this facility, contributing to the revitalization of the Seishin-Chuo Station area and greater Kobe community.

[Related Information]
[Related News Release]
“Sojitz Contracted for Property Management of Seishin-Chuo Station Department Store Building (former Sogo Seishin Store).” Sojitz Corp. Press release, 18 November 2020.

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Sojitz Corporation Public Relations Dept. +81-3-6871-3404

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