Sakata Seed Corporation, headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, became one of the first Japanese companies to export seed and has since been actively involved in the development of new and improved plant varieties throughout the world. Sakata's worldwide activities have earned it a reputation for quality in more than 130 countries. Today, the Sakata name has become one of the major international symbols of comprehensive customer support and products that meet diversified customer needs. Its broccoli and pansies, for example, maintain an overwhelming share of the global market and attest to the company s position as a formidable leader in the seed industry. Sakata Seed America maintains its United States-based operations in Morgan Hill, Calif.