The Kirijo Group (桐条グループ, Kirijou Guruupu)? is a globally operating multinational trading company that appears in the Persona series. It is said to be involved with almost every aspect of daily life and finding someone that doesn't know the Kirijo Group is virtually impossible.
- Persona 3 / FES / Portable: Company owned by Takeharu Kirijo, then Mitsuru Kirijo
- Persona 4 Arena / Ultimax: Owner of Shadow Operatives
- Persona x Detective Naoto
"International corporation which boasts innovations in many industries. Gekkoukan High School's sponsor."
The Kirijo Group was originally a part of the Nanjo Group, but later separated from them. Despite this, the Kirijo Group works closely with the Nanjo Group and has a business motto of "Two in Harmony Surpasses One in Perfection". The Kirijo Group did a number of experiments dealing with Shadows, which eventually causes a huge explosion which in turn leads to the creation of Tartarus and the Dark Hour. A newer Gekkoukan High School was built on top of this site. The Kirijo Group maintains control over the school, and a statue bearing their motto is located in the lobby of the school.
In order to better understand the Dark Hour, the Kirijo Group rounded up kids on the streets and gave them special powers in order to investigate Tartarus. However, they had to take experimental medication so that their powers wouldn't kill them; only Strega (Takaya Sakaki, Jin Shirato and Chidori Yoshino) survived out of the original hundred.
Scientists during the Shadow Incident