Miyoshi Business Activities Business Activities MIYOSHI & CO., LTD. was established in 1949 by Yukio Miyoshi in Tokyo. The company is breeding, producing and distributing ornamental flower seeds and plants as well as vegetables such as strawberries and wasabi plants. Miyoshi is a pioneer in plant tissue culture field and started mass production of virus free plants since 1968. At present we are producing many crops by using this technique including Limonium, Gerbera, Delphinium, Helleborus, Strawberry and Wasabi plants. The production was shifted outside Japan. The laboratory, Grand Biotechnology Co., Ltd. was established in Taiwan in 1988 and cooperation with the laboratory L.J. International Ltd. India was started in 1996. Commercial plants are imported back for sales in Japan and exported directly to our customers worldwide from those two laboratories. Miyoshi is the first large scale distributor of plug plants in Japan. We started producing plug seedlings from 1986 at jointly established company, T.M. Ball Laboratories Inc. (presently M&B Flora Co., Ltd.). At the beginning, the production was focused on the plugs of cut flowers. Since M&B Flora Co., Ltd. with function of pot and bedding plants sales was established in 1997, the production was quickly expanded to those crops. M&B Flora has four production sites from north to south of Japan.