JTI is a leading international tobacco and vaping company with operations in more than 130 countries.

It is the global owner of both Winston, the number two cigarette brand in the world, and Camel, outside the USA and has the largest share in sales for both brands. Other global brands include Mevius and LD. JTI is also a major player in the international vaping market with its brand, Logic and tobacco vapor brand, Ploom. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, JTI employs over 44,000 people and was awarded Global Top Employer for the seventh consecutive year. JTI is a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies.

For more information, visit www.jti.com.

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Astellas is a pharmaceutical company committed to turning innovative science into value for patients.

Changing tomorrow is the ethos that guides everything we do. Across our areas of therapeutic expertise, we use our agility to match scientific breakthroughs to the unmet medical needs of people around the world, and the many healthcare professionals and caregivers who support them. Astellas invests in new medicines, technologies and therapeutic areas, and builds partnerships and networks with others who share our vision to improve the future of medicine. Astellas is working at the forefront of healthcare change and the values of patient focus, taking ownership, results oriented, openness and integrity are the foundation of our corporate culture.

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SEGA and Creative Assembly have joined forces in state of the art offices in Sofia’s Business Park; we have two fast-growing and highly ambitious groups under one roof!

SEGA is one of the leading interactive entertainment companies in the world, and our best in class Quality Assurance operation in Sofia serves our game development teams in the UK, France, Bulgaria & Canada in providing quality, timely and effective QA services.

Creative Assembly (CA) is one of Europe's leading games development studios originally founded in 1987. The Bulgarian studio, Creative Assembly Sofia, is one of the fastest growing development studios in the country with over 100 employees across technical, artistic and management roles, and is actively recruiting for many more. CA Sofia develops titles for the multi-award-winning Total War series including the release of A Total War Saga: TROY in 2020 which was claimed by over 7.5 million players across the globe within the first 24 hours of its release.

Between SEGA and Creative Assembly we’re building two games teams with shared values of teamwork, respect & quality, and fostering opportunities for career progression; each area having its’ own identity and culture with the shared goal of making great games for SEGA of Europe.

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Takeda is a patient-centric, science driven global biopharmaceutical company, founded in Osaka, Japan in 1781.

Takeda is currently operating in more than 80 countries and regions worldwide, including in the USA, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. In 2008, Takeda came to Bulgaria. Our values encompass Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, Perseverance, and our main priorities are Patient, Trust, Reputation, Business – in this order.

Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on five core therapeutic areas: Oncology, Hematology, Rare Diseases, Gastroenterology and Neuroscience, with targeted investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines.

Being a socially responsible and engaged company, Takeda has organized numerous activities, aimed at improving the quality of life of patients suffering from various diseases, as well as activities targeted at the general public. The company is strongly engaged also with Japanese culture in Bulgaria, as well as with encouraging the development of business relations between Bulgaria and Japan.

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Sumitomo Corporation Europe Limited is a leading integrated trading company and investment solutions provider.

With our European headquarters located in London we have 13 offices, based in 11 countries. We also have subsidiaries and affiliate companies located in the Middle East, Africa and in other areas of Europe. As a principal subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, a leading Fortune 500 global trading and business investment company with 135 locations (Japan: 22, Overseas: 113) in 66 countries and regions. The entire SC Group consists of more than 900 companies.

As an integrated trading company we source a product, material or component and supply it to whoever may need that resource and we are always working to expand the diversity of our products and services in order to meet the needs of our customers. This means collaboration with a wide range of global partners across a diverse range of businesses. We provide products and services across the sectors of tubular, rolled steel, non-ferrous, automotive & construction, transportation, mineral resources, chemicals, food, lifestyle and infrastructure projects. We also invest in projects and enterprises and have assisted many companies in expanding and in opening up new markets. From upstream to downstream activities in the supply chain we have developed integrated business models that extend across the value chain of the areas we deal with.

We have the global network, the experience and the expertise to help your business grow in today's challenging business environment.

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Tokuda Bank AD is part of the corporate group Tokushukai Incorporated,Tokyo, Japan.
In 1998 the Japanese investor acquired a majority stake in the Bank. Currently, Tokushukai Incorporated, Japan owns 99.94% of the Bank's capital. The main shareholder of Tokushukai Incorporated is Dr. Torao Tokuda.

Following the eastern traditions, the Japanese line and the western tendencies, Tokuda Bank AD relies on the combination of modern service, clarity, correctness and transparency in the relations with clients, partners and employees.

A symbol of Tokuda Bank's values is the Bank's logo - the stylized eight-leaf Japanese chrysanthemum (Kiku in Japanese). It strives for longevity and rejuvenation. The number of leaves - 8, symbolizes prosperity and wealth, and in another perspective - infinity.And the green colour is a symbol of our striving for sustainability and a Green Planet.

Tokuda Bank's desire is to reach more customers, both individuals and small and medium-sized businesses, expressing the idea that working with a Bank can be fast and easy. For us each client is valuable in their own way and can rely on an individual approach, according to their needs and capabilities.

For more information please visit www.tokudabank.bg

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Yazaki's timeline of success dates back to 1929 when Sadami Yazaki began selling electric wires for automobiles.

After important changes in governmental regulations in 1935, Japanese companies were allowed to start domestic automotive production – with positive effects for Yazaki: In 1939 the company extended its business and in 1941 Yazaki Electric Wire Industrial Co. Ltd. was established with about 70 employees. Yazaki currently operates in 45 countries and 140 companies and is the employer of more than 239, 753 employees.

The business activity of the company in Bulgaria started in 2006 and is related to production of wire harnesses for the automotive industry, with main clients Renault, Ford and Daimler. With its three plants in Yambol, Sliven and Dimitrovgrad, Yazaki Bulgaria is one of the biggest employers in Bulgaria, with around 5.500 employees as of 2017.

Yazaki's culture is a blend of various experiences and backgrounds with its roots firmly planted in Japan. We work together based on a culture of corporate responsibility at all levels. Without our employees, who identify with Yazaki and always give their best, our success would not be possible. We have made it our corporate objective to achieve business success respecting the protection of the environment and socio-economic responsibility. Our thinking is guided by the appreciation of our cultural differences, open communication and mutual respect. We as a global company, with our corporate culture, fulfil various roles: a reliable and quality-conscious supplier, a responsible employer, a respectful corporate citizen and a technology investor.


Summit Agro in Bulgaria is established in 1999, and it is a subsidiary of SUMITOMO CORPORATION – one of the biggest Japanese corporations.

The company is part of SUMI AGRO GROUP OF COMPANIES – a network of companies in many countries – UK, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, and Turkey.

Summit Agro in Bulgaria is a leading supplier of plant protection products, bioproducts, fertilizers, seeds and precision farming equipment, with more than 23 years' experience on the Bulgarian market. Our aim and vision are to be close to the farmers and our customers providing innovative solutions for sustainable agriculture!

For more information visit our website www.sab.bg

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The mission of Japan-Bulgaria Business Association is to promote the existing Japanese companies in Bulgaria, to support Japanese businesses aiming to establish presence in Bulgaria and to encourage and support the bilateral business relations between the two countries

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