seed planning About Us

name of company Seed Planning Inc.
Location (Tokyo Office/Head Office)
4F Yushima First Building, 3-19-11 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
TEL : 03-3835-9211(代) FAX : 03-3831-0495

(Osaka Office)
4F Kita-Umeda Omiya Building, 5-6-2 Toyosaki, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
TEL : 06-6371-4610(代) FAX : 06-6371-4611
Establishment February 1983
capital stock 30,000,000 yen
representative director Yoshio Umeda
board member YoShiko Takiguchi
Yuko Igarashi
Sonoko Shiokawa
Yuichi Saisu
Tomoyuki Noshita
Tomoko Kometani
Number of Employees 100 (including group companies)
Many other contracted consultants
affiliated company SPI Information, Inc.
Seed Solutions, Inc.
Medcircle Inc.
WELFAIR Corporation
Digital Infact, Inc.



  • Seed Planning Inc. established.
  • Inauguration of Electronics Division


  • Inauguration of the Pharmaceutical Division


  • Office relocated due to business expansion (Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo)
  • Inauguration of the “Near Future Image Forum


  • Launch of the “Patient and Epidemiology Study Group


  • Incorporated printing and production division and established Utic Co.


  • Office relocated (Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo) due to business expansion.
  • Inauguration of “Joint Study Group for Medical and Nursing Care


  • Osaka branch office opened (Yodogawa-ku, Osaka)
  • Acquired Privacy Mark
  • Started online research by physician monitors.


  • Launched sales agency services for domestic and international research reports.
  • VAJ, Inc. established as an affiliate company specializing in global research


  • Domestic and international research report sales agency division incorporated to form SPI Information Co.
  • Inauguration of the Environment and Energy Division


  • Moved to current office due to business expansion (Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
  • Establishment of the “Study Group for Building a Resilient Nation Against Earthquakes”.


  • Moved Osaka branch office due to business expansion (Toyosaki, Kita-ku, Osaka)


  • Capital participation in home-visit care provider Welfair Ltd. in Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture (converted to a joint stock company in 2015).
  • Cohort Symposium” held; held annually thereafter.
  • Public Symposium “From Large-Scale Genome Cohort to Sequence Analysis: Challenges for Next-Generation Medicine from Tohoku” hosted by Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization.
  • Introduced a tablet terminal (iPad) for each employee to arm them with information and improve communication efficiency.


  • Study Group on “Creation of New Services Utilizing Information and Communications” established (reorganized as the Study Group on “Building a Resilient Nation Against Earthquakes”).
  • Symposium on Information and Communications Policy and the Future” held; held annually thereafter
  • Incorporated the online research division of physician monitors and established Medcircle Inc.
  • Fukushima office opened (Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture)


  • Held an overseas study tour “Obamacare and Healthcare IT Tour in the U.S.” and visited San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
  • Launch of the “Study Group on Business Opportunities in a Hydrogen Society
  • Seed Library” (multipurpose space) opened on the first floor of the Yushima Office.
  • With the expansion of business activities, Utic Corporation, an affiliated company, changed its name to Seed Solutions Corporation.


  • Digital Infact, Inc. is established to research, evaluate, and calculate the size of the digital industry market.
  • Pharma AI Forum (PHAIFO), an AI research group for the pharmaceutical industry, is launched.
  • New corporate mark established.


  • Inauguration of “Medical Vision Forum for the 21st Century
  • Inauguration of the “Forum for Near-Future Medicine
  • Overseas visit “Cyber Security Tour in Israel” was held, visiting Tel Aviv.


  • Inauguration of the “Study Group for the Creation of AI and Robotics Businesses for Nursing Care
  • Reorganization of the “Study Group on Business Opportunities in Hydrogen Society” into the “Forum for New Business Creation in Hydrogen and Renewable Energy Society
  • The “MaaS Study Group” and the “Medical Outcomes Study Group” are established.


  • Appointment of four new directors
  • Renovated the 1st floor library and expanded workspace.
  • Received 3 stars from “Eruboshi”(*).

(*)A certification mark issued to excellent companies that meet certain standards under the certification system based on the Law Concerning the Promotion of the Advancement of Women’s Activity in the Workplace (Women’s Activity Promotion Law). The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has jurisdiction over this program.


  • Obtained ISO27001/ISMS certification

member organization

Electronics and IT related

Medical and Biotechnology

Health Care