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Sojitz Holds Opening Ceremony for Bengaluru Office

On July 29th, Sojitz India celebrated the opening of its new Bengaluru office, the 7th Sojitz office to be established in India. The opening ceremony included a traditional prayer ritual (puja) to pray for the safety and success of the new office.

Approximately 60 attendees participated in the ceremony, which included Ambassador of Japan to India Kenji Hiramatsu and other Japanese government officials, as well as members from Sojitz equity interest 3one4 Capital Advisors LLP. Shigeya Kusano, President & CEO for Asia & Oceania, gave the opening address: “We would like to create new business with startups in India, becoming a center for innovation comparable to the startup hubs in the U.S.”

Looking ahead, Sojitz India will utilize its Bengaluru office as a base for discovering new technologies and solutions from which it will build new business models and tap new markets.

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Takahiro Ebisu, President of Sojitz India

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The kagami biraki (“sake barrel-breaking ceremony”)

September 2019

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