We are pleased to announce that our President, Hiroshi Sakata, has been awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette in the 2022 Autumn Conferment of Decoration.
The decoration was conferred in recognition of his contributions to society through the company's seed business, as well as his achievements in the industry as a board member of various organizations such as Japan Seed Trade Association, Kanagawa Seed Cooperative Association, and The Japan Home Garden Association.
Date of Birth : February 14, 1952 (age 70)
Place of birth: Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Brief Personal History
1974 Graduated from Keio University, Faculty of Economics
1974 Joined The Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, Ltd. (now Mizuho Bank, Ltd.)
1981 Joined Sakata Seed Co. (now Sakata Seed Corporation)
1990 Appointed General Manager of Sakata Seed Europe (now European Sakata Holdings S. A. S. )
1998 Appointed Director of Sakata Seed Corporation
2007 Appointed President of Sakata Seed Corporation (to present)
Main official positions
Advisor, Japan Seed Trade Association (former Chairman)
President, Kanagawa Seed Cooperative Association
Chairman, The Japan Home Garden Association.
Awarded by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (July 10, 2012)
Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Mérite Agricole, Republic of France (November 18, 2016)
Medal with Yellow Ribbon (November 3, 2017)