Corporate Profile
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COMPANY NAME: MIKADO KYOWA SEED CO.LTD.
ESTABLISHED: January 1, 2007
CAPITAL: 216,150 KJPY
HEAD OFFICE: 1-4-11 Ohnodai, Midori-ku, Chiba 267-0056 JAPAN
TEL: +81-43-311-6600
EMPLOYEES: 158 (as of 2014)
CEO: Vincent SUPIOT
DEPUTY CEO: Takako SAKAI
History of MIKADO KYOWA SEED CO.LTD.

 

The history of MIKADO SEED GROWERS INC. dates back to the 1850s when the founder – Asagoro KOSHIBE – began MARUASA KOSHIBE ASAGORO SHOTEN in Tokyo.
During the war years, MARUASA KOSHIBE ASAGORO SHOTEN in conjunction with the Japanese Government established TEIKOKU SEED Co.,.

It rose to become the biggest seed company in Japan until 1949.
Heihachiro KOSHIBE then went on to estabilsh MIKADO SEED GROWERS INC.

In 1951, Kyoichi MAGOSHI established MAGOSHI SEED, also known as KYOWA SEED, in Tokyo.

Both companies endeavored to supply better vegetable varieties to the growers.
MIKADO SEED GROWERS INC. was known primarily for Daikon Radish, Watermelon and Melon varieties.
KYOWA SEED was known foremost for Squash, Cabbage and Bunching Onion.

Many years after in 2007, MIKADO SEED GROWERS INC. and KYOWA SEED were merged into a new company now known as MIKADO KYOWA SEED and is affiliated with the Limagrain Group.

We will continue in our efforts to meet our customer needs and to provide quality seed to the growers of the world.

MIKADO SEED GROWERS INC.

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Around 1850
Foundation of MARUASA KOSHIBE ASAGORO SHOTEN in Tokyo
1943
<span”>Foundation of TEIKOKU SEED Co., in Tokyo
1949
Foundation of MIKADO SEED GROWERS INC. in Chiba
1959
Establishment of INTERNATIONAL SALES DEPT.
1993
Commencement of DALIAN BRANCH
KYOWA SEED COMPANY

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1951
Foundation of MAGOSHI SEED in Tokyo
1963
Former MAGOSHI SEED employees established KYOWA SEED in Tokyo
1992
Establishment of INTERNATIONAL SALES DEPT.
MIKADO KYOWA SEED CO.LTD.
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limagrain

2007
MIKADO KYOWA SEED CO.LTD. was founded and came under the umbrella of the Limagrain Group
2009
Establishment of TOKE OFFICE
2011 – 2013
Expansion of the BREEDING LABORATORY
2013
Main office moved to TOKE
2015
Establishment of KOREA LIAISON OFFICE