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Publication of “Spring of Integrity”

Izumiya is the traditional "house name" of Sumitomo. The root word, izumi means "A fountain". From that, the title "Spring of Integrity" expresses that a spring of trust has welled up from a fountain now and will forever. In order for a better understanding about the Sumitomo Group, it is introducing the history of Sumitomo. With a history going back longer than 400 years, this publication highlights the spirit of the Sumitomo business, which has been passed down through the year with its various businesses and activities which capture the spirit of the Sumitomo Group, its companies, and associated facilities and organizations.

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Issuance of "SUMITOMO QUARTERLY," our PR magazine in English

"SUMITOMO QUARTERLY", a quarterly PR magazine in English for readers abroad, is issued to make the Group better known and appreciated. The magazine features Japanese people and their activities past, present and future. Since its first issue in 1980, the Quarterly has consistently offered information that enables better understanding of Japan, to ensure continued friendly relations with the rest of the world.

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Support of the Award ceremony of“A Brief Message from the Heart ”Letter Contest

Since 1995 we have supported this contest, begun by the Maruoka-cho Cultural Foundation in Fukui Prefecture. We support this event mainly for the following two reasons. First, the contest features the spirit common to our message: Passing important values from people to people. Second, Maruoka-cho is where Masatomo Sumitomo, our founder, was born.

Click here to view the Award ceremony of “A Brief Message from the Heart” Letter Contest in 2016. NEW
Click here to view the Award ceremony of “A Brief Message from the Heart” Letter Contest in 2015.  
Click here to view the Award ceremony of “A Brief Message from the Heart” Letter Contest in 2014.  
Click here to view the Award ceremony of New “A Brief Message from the Heart” Letter Contest in 2013.  
Click here to view the Award ceremony of New “A Brief Message from the Heart” Letter Contest in 2012.  
Click here to view the Award ceremony of New “A Brief Message from the Heart” Letter Contest in 2011.  
Click here to view the Award ceremony of New “A Brief Message from the Heart” Letter Contest in 2010.  
Click here to view the Award ceremony of New “A Brief Message from the Heart” Letter Contest in 2009.  
Click here to view the Award ceremony of New “A Brief Message from the Heart” Letter Contest in 2008.  
Click here to view the Award ceremony of New “A Brief Message from the Heart” Letter Contest in 2007.  
Click here to view the Award ceremony of New “A Brief Message from the Heart” Letter Contest in 2006.  
Click here to view the Award ceremony of New “A Brief Message from the Heart” Letter Contest in 2005.  



Support of the Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition

Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition

In this competition, we offer an aim to students learning arbitration and negotiation and also we would like students to deepen exchange with persons in charge of judgment such as businessman, lawyer and instructor being active in society and learn something unlearnable within the range of lessons at the university through the intercollegiates.
Sumitomo Group Public Affairs Committee has been supporting the Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition since its establishment in 2002 because we sympathize with the competition’s gist “Deepening the society’s interest in negotiation and developing the young human resource” and think an establishment of the intercollegiates between universities is “important and meaningful”.


Click here to view the aspect of the 15th Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition. NEW
Click here to view the aspect of the 14th Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition.  
Click here to view the aspect of the 13th Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition.  
Click here to view the aspect of the 12th Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition.  
Click here to view the aspect of the 11th Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition.  
Click here to view the aspect of the 10th Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition.  
Click here to view the aspect of the 9th Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition.  
Click here to view the aspect of the 8th Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition.  
Click here to view the aspect of the 7th Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition.  
Click here to view the aspect of the 6th Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition.  
Click here to view the aspect of the 5th Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition.  
Click here to view the aspect of the 4th Intercollegiate Negotiation Competition.  



Special support of The Speech Contest of the Schools for the Blind

Sumitomo Group Public Affairs Committee has been supporting “The Speech Contest of the Schools for the Blind”.
This contest has been observing tradition since its establishment in 1928 by Tenji Mainichi of Mainichi Newspaper Co., Ltd.
Because the gist of this contest “Sending the message of our mind with our own words” has a commonality with our group message “Passing important values from people to people”, we’ve been specially supporting this event since 2003.


Click here to view the aspect of the 85th Speech Contest of the Schools for the Blind NEW
Click here to view the aspect of the 84th Speech Contest of the Schools for the Blind  
Click here to view the aspect of the 83th Speech Contest of the Schools for the Blind  
Click here to view the aspect of the 82th Speech Contest of the Schools for the Blind  
Click here to view the aspect of the 81th Speech Contest of the Schools for the Blind  
Click here to view the aspect of the 80th Speech Contest of the Schools for the Blind  
Click here to view the aspect of the 79th Speech Contest of the Schools for the Blind  
Click here to view the aspect of the 78th Speech Contest of the Schools for the Blind  
Click here to view the aspect of the 77th Speech Contest of the Schools for the Blind  
Click here to view the aspect of the 76th Speech Contest of the Schools for the Blind  
Click here to view the aspect of the 75th Speech Contest of the Schools for the Blind  
Click here to view the aspect of the 74th Speech Contest of the Schools for the Blind  



Sumitomo Cultural Forum

The Family was the topic of discussion during this year’s very successful Sumitomo Cultural Forum held in Tokyo. Follow the link to read more about the event and the important message that was delivered by the participants. The Sumitomo Cultural Forum - 2007 was held in The Yuraku-cho Asahi Hall in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo.


Click here to view the aspect of the Sumitomo Cultural Forum 2008  
Click here to view the aspect of the Sumitomo Cultural Forum 2007  
Click here to view the aspect of the Sumitomo Cultural Forum 2006  
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