Fuji Iron & Steel

Fuji Iron & Steel (Japanese: 富士製鐵) was a major Japanese steel-producing company that existed from 1950 to 1970.

The Fuji Building, former headquarters of Fuji Iron & Steel, torn down in 2015.

HistoryEdit

Fuji Iron & Steel was created in 1950, under the antitrust, anti-zaibatsu edict of the Allied Occupying Forces, as the old semi-government-owned Japan Iron & Steel (日本製鐵) was split into four entities, one of which being Yawata Steel Company (八幡製鐵株式會社).[1] With its headquarters at Fuji Building (富士ビルヂング) in Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Fuji had the following main steel plants:

It also had a sizable amount of chemical and construction business. Its central research facility was located in Sagamihara, Kanagawa (where now is the Aoyama Gakuin University's Sagamihara Campus).

As the antitrust sentiments waned, Fuji merged itself in 1970 with Yawata Steel to form the new Nippon Steel Corporation (新日本製鐵). In 2012, the merger of Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Industries created Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nippon Steel Corporation (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

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Coordinates: 35°21′17.8″N 139°52′28.2″E / 35.354944°N 139.874500°E / 35.354944; 139.874500