The origin of Mitsubishi dates back to 1870. Our journey began when Yataro Iwasaki, who was from the Tosa domain (present-day Kochi prefecture), launched a shipping business. This introduction covers the history and journey shared by Mitsubishi group companies. Mitsubishi group companies are among the world's leaders in their various fields, both in Japan and around the globe. Four generations of Mitsubishi presidents–through a dedication to diversification and contributing to society–helped create the robust foundation for Mitsubishi group companies to expand their scope of business into all corners of industry and service. Thanks to this unified vision over time, today, Mitsubishi group companies continue to contribute to global and local societies through their broad spectrum of activities.
Mitsubishi group companies and organizations are involved in a stunning array of business fields, including manufacturing, finance, commerce, construction and IT.
While all of these entities currently operate as independent companies and organizations, all of them base their activities on Mitsubishi's "Three Principles", the philosophy shared by Mitsubishi group companies.