We have been providing Japanese content for the widely known TV programme “Japan Hour” which is telecast in 25 territories across Asia, Oceania and the Middle East, reaching around 60 million homes and hotel rooms.
In Thailand, we have commenced our TV home shopping business (SHOP Global (Thailand) Co., Ltd.) by leveraging the experience and know-how gained at Sumitomo Corporation’s Jupiter Shop Channel, the largest TV home shopping operator in Japan.
We have also launched a joint operation with KDDI and Myanmar Posts & Telecommunications (MPT) to expand the telecommunications business, aimed at providing “Japanese quality” mobile, fixed line and internet services throughout Myanmar. We have actively conducted a series of activities, including complete renewal of brand image, opening the directly operated MPT shop and expansion of sales network and telecommunications. We will leverage the know-how of telecommunications business which we have accumulated in emerging countries over many years to support economic growth and the improvement of living standards in Myanmar.
In 2016 we partnered Monotaro Co. Ltd, a leading player of online Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) business in Japan and launched www.monotaro.id, a business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce platform specialising in MRO to meet a broad range of pantry and office needs in Indonesia.
We see huge potential in Asia and are currently developing other media, broadcasting and IT services-related businesses in the region, leveraging our expertise acquired by having established and been operating the largest cable TV operator and the largest multi-channel operator in Japan, Jupiter Telecommunications Co., Ltd.