2016 tables: Institutions

Table criteria

The 2016 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.

2015 Institution FC 2015
1 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 522.78
2 Kyoto University, Japan 312.6
3 Osaka University, Japan 205.83
4 Tohoku University, Japan 194.52
5 RIKEN, Japan 153.31
6 Nagoya University, Japan 147.08
7 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 140.82
8 Hokkaido University, Japan 119.71
9 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 95.48
10 Kyushu University, Japan 91.2
11 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 82.77
12 University of Tsukuba, Japan 57.71
13 Keio University, Japan 56.83
14 Nanoscale Materials Division (MANA), NIMS, Japan 44.8
15 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 44.31
16 RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), Japan 42.14
17 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 39.97
18 Okayama University, Japan 34.91
19 Waseda University, Japan 31.25
20 Kobe University, Japan 27.67
21 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 24.87
22 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan 23.15
23 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 22.06
24 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 21.56
25 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 21.38
26 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 20.8
27 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 19.74
28 Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), NINS, Japan 19.59
29 Yamagata University, Japan 19.24
30 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 19.12
31 Chiba University, Japan 19.07
32 RIKEN Brain Science Institute (BSI), Japan 18.51
33 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Japan 18.46
34 Kumamoto University, Japan 18.21
35 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 17.41
36 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 17.12
37 Advanced Key Technologies Division, NIMS, Japan 16.34
38 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 16.32
39 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 15.57
40 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan 14.48
41 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 14.45
42 Niigata University, Japan 14.31
43 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 13.96
44 Environment and Energy Materials Division, NIMS, Japan 13.29
45 University of Toyama, Japan 13
46 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 12.51
47 Doshisha University, Japan 12.29
48 Tokushima University, Japan 12.02
49 Toyota Group, Japan 11.62
50 Gunma University, Japan 11.38
51 Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Japan 11.13
52 RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB), Japan 10.98
53 Saitama University, Japan 10.88
54 RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS), Japan 10.52
55 National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan 10.28
56 Ehime University, Japan 10.08
57 Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan 10.08
58 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 9.91
59 Shizuoka University, Japan 9.42
60 National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), NINS, Japan 9.37
61 RIKEN Advanced Science Institute (ASI), Japan 9.3
62 Department of Life Science and Biotechnology (DLSBT), AIST, Japan 9.12
63 University of Shizuoka, Japan 8.89
64 Nagasaki University, Japan 8.18
65 Nanosystem Research Institute (NRI), AIST, Japan 8.09
66 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 7.97
67 National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan 7.92
68 Institute of Microbial Chemistry (IMC), Japan 7.82
69 National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Japan 7.81
70 Gifu University, Japan 7.69
71 RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science (RNC), Japan 7.69
72 The Kitasato Institute, Japan 7.55
73 Chubu University, Japan 7.44
74 Mie University, Japan 7.43
75 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (IGAKUKEN), Japan 7.37
76 RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies (CLST), Japan 7.23
77 University of Hyogo, Japan 7.01
78 Yamaguchi University, Japan 6.9
79 Kanagawa University, Japan 6.87
80 Konan University, Japan 6.83
81 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 6.66
82 Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Japan 6.6
83 Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan 6.6
84 Chuo University, Japan 6.43
85 National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan 6.31
86 Rikkyo University, Japan 6.3
87 Gakushuin University, Japan 6.14
88 Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan 6.07
89 Meijo University, Japan 6
90 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 5.99
91 Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan 5.99
92 Energy Technology Research Institute (ETRI), AIST, Japan 5.85
93 RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS), Japan 5.83
94 National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS), NINS, Japan 5.79
95 Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan 5.69
96 National Cancer Center (NCC), Japan 5.69
97 Nanoelectronics Research Institute (NeRI), AIST, Japan 5.55
98 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 5.5
99 Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ), AIST, Japan 5.48
100 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 5.42
101 Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (TUPLS), Japan 5.41
102 National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center (NCVC), Japan 5.38
103 Nanotube Research Center (NTRC), AIST, Japan 5.16
104 Ibaraki University, Japan 5.14
105 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 5.13
106 University of Fukui, Japan 5.02
107 National Center for Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP), Japan 4.92
108 Saga University, Japan 4.78
109 RIKEN Chief Scientist Laboratories, Japan 4.73
110 Tottori University, Japan 4.66
111 Electronics and Photonics Research Institute (ESPRIT), AIST, Japan 4.59
112 Juntendo University, Japan 4.56
113 Kindai University, Japan 4.47
114 RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics (RAP), Japan 4.33
115 National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), Japan 4.33
116 Ritsumeikan University, Japan 4.31
117 Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine (KPUM), Japan 4.3
118 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan 4.26
119 Department of Energy and Environment (DENVENE), AIST, Japan 4.23
120 National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Japan 4.11
121 Department of Materials and Chemistry (DMC), AIST, Japan 4.07
122 Global Research Center for Environment and Energy based on Nanomaterials Science (GREEN), NIMS, Japan 3.96
123 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 3.92
124 Toyota Technological Institute (TTI), Japan 3.91
125 Research Institute for Ubiquitous Energy Devices (UBIQEN), AIST, Japan 3.9
126 University of Yamanashi, Japan 3.86
127 National Institute for Basic Biology (NIBB), NINS, Japan 3.82
128 RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center (QBiC), Japan 3.59
129 Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience (OIIB), NINS, Japan 3.59
130 Nihon University, Japan 3.56
131 University of the Ryukyus, Japan 3.5
132 Toho University, Japan 3.45
133 Advanced Materials Laboratory (AML), NIMS, Japan 3.33
134 Jichi Medical University, Japan 3.29
135 Kobe Pharmaceutical University, Japan 3.27
136 Spintronics Research Center, AIST, Japan 3.25
137 Tokyo Gakugei University (TGU), Japan 3.23
138 RIKEN Interdisciplinary Theoretical Science Research Group (iTHES), Japan 3.23
139 Tokushima Bunri University, Japan 3.21
140 Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan 3.18
141 Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan 3.16
142 Nara Women's University, Japan 3.16
143 Hirosaki University, Japan 3.09
144 Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Japan 3.01
145 Kochi University, Japan 2.86
146 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 2.69
147 JEOL Ltd., Japan 2.58
148 Toyama Prefectural University, Japan 2.55
149 Osaka Bioscience Institute, Japan 2.54
150 Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Japan 2.5
151 Tokai University, Japan 2.48
152 Nagoya City University, Japan 2.41
153 Ochanomizu University, Japan 2.35
154 Tokyo Women's Medical University (TWMU), Japan 2.25
155 Toin University of Yokohama, Japan 2.24
156 National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition (NIBIOHN), Japan 2.24
157 Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan 2.2
158 Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Japan 2.18
159 Kagawa University, Japan 2.1
160 Flexible Electronics Research Center (FLEC), AIST, Japan 2.1
161 Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan 2.09
162 Kansai University, Japan 2.08
163 Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan 2.06
164 Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University (TMPU), Japan 2.06
165 Saitama Medical University (SMU), Japan 2
166 Kagoshima University, Japan 2
167 RIKEN Global Research Cluster (GRC), Japan 1.98
168 Research Institute of Instrumentation Frontier (RIIF), AIST, Japan 1.94
169 Akita University, Japan 1.93
170 Panasonic Corporation, Japan 1.88
171 Kaneka Corporation, Japan 1.83
172 National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS), NINS, Japan 1.79
173 Fukushima Medical University (FMU), Japan 1.79
174 RIKEN BioResource Center (BRC), Japan 1.77
175 Peptide Institute, Inc., Japan 1.75
176 Kochi University of Technology, Japan 1.75
177 Fukuoka University, Japan 1.73
178 Shimane University, Japan 1.72
179 Utsunomiya University, Japan 1.72
180 Canon Inc., Japan 1.7
181 National Hospital Organization (NHO), Japan 1.69
182 Showa Pharmaceutical University, Japan 1.69
183 National Center for Child Health and Development (NCCHD), Japan 1.68
184 Tokyo Medical University, Japan 1.62
185 Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (KISTEC), Japan 1.57
186 Konica Minolta, Inc., Japan 1.55
187 Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan 1.52
188 Wakayama Medical University, Japan 1.51
189 Kansai Medical University (KMU), Japan 1.49
190 Asahikawa Medical University, Japan 1.46
191 Kirin Holdings Company Limited, Japan 1.43
192 Sharp Corporation, Japan 1.42
193 Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Japan 1.41
194 National Institute of Technology, Toyama College, Japan 1.4
195 Iwate University, Japan 1.4
196 Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research (JFCR), Japan 1.38
197 Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), Japan 1.38
198 Kobe Steel, Ltd., Japan 1.37
199 Fujitsu Ltd., Japan 1.36
200 International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS), NIMS, Japan 1.34
201 ADEKA Corporation, Japan 1.33
202 St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Japan 1.3
203 Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA), Japan 1.27
204 Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Japan 1.27
205 Japan Fine Ceramics Center (JFCC), Japan 1.26
206 Okayama University of Science, Japan 1.25
206 Hiroshima International University, Japan 1.25
207 Teikyo University, Japan 1.24
208 Iwate Medical University, Japan 1.24
209 National Research Institute of Police Science, Japan 1.24
210 Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 1.23
211 Ryukoku University, Japan 1.22
212 RIKEN Initiative Research Units / Special Research Units, Japan 1.2
213 National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM), Japan 1.2
214 Seikei Gakuen, Japan 1.19
215 RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS), Japan 1.19
216 Azabu University, Japan 1.18
217 Kurume University, Japan 1.17
218 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Japan 1.17
219 Kyoto Prefectural University, Japan 1.17
219 TDK Corporation, Japan 1.17
220 Kao Corporation, Japan 1.16
221 Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT), Japan 1.15
222 Teijin Ltd., Japan 1.15
223 RIKEN Systems and Structural Biology Center (SSBC), Japan 1.14
224 Gifu Pharmaceutical University (GPU), Japan 1.13
225 Aichi University of Education, Japan 1.12
226 RIKEN Plant Science Center (PSC), Japan 1.09
227 Transmission Electron Microscopy Station, NIMS, Japan 1.08
228 Tohoku Institute of Technology, Japan 1.07
229 Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan 1.06
230 Sophia University, Japan 1.04
231 Osaka Municipal Technical Research Institute, Japan 1.03
232 National Defense Academy of Japan (NDA), Japan 1.03
233 University of Miyazaki, Japan 1.03
234 Sony Corporation, Japan 1.03
235 Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan 1.03
236 National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS), Japan 1.01
237 Tokyo Metropolitan College of Industrial Technology (TMCIT), Japan 1
237 Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) Co., Ltd., Japan 1
237 Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), Japan 1
237 Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (AGC), Japan 1
238 Nitto Denko Corporation, Japan 1
239 Hoshi University, Japan 0.98
240 Institute of Systems, Information Technologies and Nanotechnologies (ISIT), Japan 0.95
241 Osaka Prefectural Institute of Public Health, Japan 0.94
242 RIKEN Lipid Biology Laboratory, Japan 0.94
243 Hot Springs Research Institute of Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan 0.93
244 JNC Corporation, Japan 0.93
245 Fujita Health University, Japan 0.92
246 Kogakuin University, Japan 0.9
247 Kanazawa Medical University, Japan 0.89
248 Toray Industries, Inc., Japan 0.86
249 NEC Corporation, Japan 0.84
250 Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Japan 0.83
251 RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology (RCAI), Japan 0.83
252 Nanotechnology Innovation Station, NIMS, Japan 0.81
253 Research Institute for Environmental Management Technology (EM-TECH), AIST, Japan 0.81
254 Hosei University, Japan 0.8
255 Research Center for Stem Cell Engineering (SCRC), AIST, Japan 0.79
256 Toyota Physical and Chemical Research Institute, Japan 0.79
257 Japan Women's University, Japan 0.79
258 Tsukuba Innovation Arena (TIA) Headquarters, AIST, Japan 0.79
259 Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI), Japan 0.77
260 Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL), Japan 0.76
261 Horiba, Ltd., Japan 0.75
262 Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI), Japan 0.75
262 Green-Innovative Magnetic Material Research Center, AIST, Japan 0.75
262 Kansai Center, AIST, Japan 0.75
263 RIKEN Distinguished Senior Scientist Laboratories, Japan 0.73
264 National Museum of Nature and Science (Kahaku), Japan 0.73
265 Chiba Cancer Center, Japan 0.72
266 The Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan 0.72
267 Tamura Corporation, Japan 0.7
267 Tokuyama Corporation, Japan 0.7
268 National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan 0.69
269 Aichi Cancer Center, Japan 0.67
270 Okayama Institute for Quantum Physics, Japan 0.67
270 Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Japan 0.67
271 RIKEN Condensed Molecular Materials Laboratory (CMM), Japan 0.66
272 National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College, Japan 0.66
273 Rigaku Corporation, Japan 0.65
274 Meiji University, Japan 0.65
275 FujiFilm Corporation, Japan 0.64
276 SAGA Light Source Kyushu Synchrotron Light Research Center, Japan 0.64
277 National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (NCGG), Japan 0.64
277 RIKEN Synthetic Organic Chemistry Laboratory (SOC), Japan 0.64
278 Research Center for Strategic Materials, NIMS, Japan 0.63
279 Kawasaki Medical University, Japan 0.62
280 Toyo University, Japan 0.61
280 Tamagawa University, Japan 0.61
281 Shiga University of Medical Science (SUMS), Japan 0.61
282 National Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Japan 0.59
283 Amano Enzyme Inc., Japan 0.58
284 Fukushima University, Japan 0.57
285 Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology (N-BIO), Japan 0.57
286 Materials Analysis Station, NIMS, Japan 0.56
287 Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation (FBRI), Japan 0.55
288 Aichi Medical University, Japan 0.54
289 Osaka Dental University, Japan 0.53
289 Research Center for Ubiquitous MEMS and Micro Engineering (MEMSME), AIST, Japan 0.53
290 Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts, Japan 0.53
291 Kumamoto Institute for Photo-Electro Organics (Phoenics), Japan 0.52
292 Oita University, Japan 0.5
293 Okinawa Institute of Advanced Sciences (OIAS), Japan 0.5
294 Kawaken Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd., Japan 0.5
294 Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan 0.5
294 Fukushima National College of Technology, Japan 0.5
294 Tohoku Gakuin University, Japan 0.5
294 RIKEN Theoretical Biology Laboratory, Japan 0.5
294 Choshu Industry Co., Ltd. (CIC), Japan 0.5
294 University of Kitakyushu, Japan 0.5
294 Polyplastics Co., Ltd., Japan 0.5
294 Mibu High School, Japan 0.5
294 Asai Germanium Research Institute Co., Ltd., Japan 0.5
294 Nagoya International Patent Firm, Japan 0.5
294 Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., Japan 0.5
295 Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.5
296 Gigaphoton, Inc., Japan 0.49
297 National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management (NILIM), Japan 0.49
298 International Christian University (ICU), Japan 0.49
299 Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute (FREA), AIST, Japan 0.48
300 Kazusa DNA Research Institute (KDRI), Japan 0.47
301 Photovoltaic Power Generation Technology Research Association (PVTEC), Japan 0.46
302 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Japan 0.46
303 Comprehensive Research Organization for Science and Society (CROSS), Japan 0.45
304 Iwate Biotechnology Research Center (IBRC), Japan 0.44
305 RIKEN Research Cluster for Innovation (RCI), Japan 0.44
306 Chemicrea Inc., Japan 0.43
307 Hokkai-Gakuen University, Japan 0.42
307 Teikyo Heisei University, Japan 0.42
307 Computational Biology Research Center (CBRC), AIST, Japan 0.42
308 Ferroic Physics Group, NIMS, Japan 0.41
309 Tokyo Denki University, Japan 0.41
310 National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology (MPAT), Japan 0.41
311 Japanese Red Cross Society, Japan 0.4
312 Saint Mother Hospital - Infertility Clinic, Japan 0.4
312 Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan 0.4
313 Shionogi & Co., Ltd., Japan 0.4
314 Aichi Gakuin University (AGU), Japan 0.39
315 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Japan 0.38
316 Toyo Gosei Co., Ltd., Japan 0.38
316 The University of Aizu, Japan 0.38
316 R&D Partnership for Future Power Electronics Technology (FUPET), Japan 0.38
317 Ishikawa Prefectural University, Japan 0.37
318 Osaka Ohtani University, Japan 0.37
319 Kumamoto National College of Technology, Japan 0.36
320 Interdisciplinary Research Center for Catalytic Chemistry (IRC3), AIST, Japan 0.36
320 Tokyo City University, Japan 0.36
321 Central Institute for Experimental Animals, Japan 0.35
322 RIKEN Preventive Medicine and Diagnosis Innovation Program (PMI), Japan 0.33
323 Osaka Medical College, Japan 0.33
323 Osaka Gas Co. Ltd., Japan 0.33
323 Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33
323 Toyama Prefectural Agricultural, Forestry & Fisheries Research Center, Japan 0.33
323 Valuenex Consulting Inc., Japan 0.33
323 Human Technology Research Institute (HTRI), AIST, Japan 0.33
323 IVF Namba Clinic, Japan 0.33
323 GeneCare Research Institute Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33
323 Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd., Japan 0.33
323 Research Center for Medical Glycoscience (RCMG), AIST, Japan 0.33
323 Yokohama University of Pharmacy, Japan 0.33
323 Akita Industrial Technology Center (AIT), Japan 0.33
324 Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Japan 0.33
325 Miyagi Children’s Hospital, Japan 0.33
326 Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33
327 Numazu National College of Technology, Japan 0.33
328 Fukui Prefectural University, Japan 0.32
329 Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI), Japan 0.32
329 RIKEN Associate Chief Scientist Laboratories, Japan 0.32
330 Institute for Laser Technology (ILT), Japan 0.32
331 Tokyo Keizai University, Japan 0.31
331 Bunkyo University, Japan 0.31
332 ROHM Co., Ltd., Japan 0.3
333 Nagasaki International University, Japan 0.3
334 Setsunan University, Japan 0.3
335 Sapporo Medical University, Japan 0.3
336 Nippon Institute of Technology (NIT), Japan 0.3
337 Public Works Research Institute, Japan 0.29
337 Minamisoma Municipal General Hospital, Japan 0.29
338 SunAllomer Ltd., Japan 0.29
338 Daiichi Kigenso Kagaku Kogyo Co., Ltd., Japan 0.29
338 Shimane Institute for Industrial Technology, Japan 0.29
339 Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan 0.28
340 Musashino University, Japan 0.28
341 University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan 0.28
342 Yakult Central Institute for Microbiological Research, Japan 0.27
343 Sekisui Medical Company Ltd., Japan 0.27
344 National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ), AIST, Japan 0.27
345 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 0.26
346 Wakayama University, Japan 0.25
346 Seikagaku Corporation, Japan 0.25
346 GS Yuasa International Ltd., Japan 0.25
346 Nippon Koei Co., Ltd., Japan 0.25
346 Shimizu Corporation, Japan 0.25
346 UT-Heart Inc., Japan 0.25
346 Prefectural University of Kumamoto (PUK), Japan 0.25
346 Kanto Chemical Co., Inc., Japan 0.25
346 Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), Japan 0.25
346 Mifune Dinosaur Museum, Japan 0.25
346 Hamari Chemicals, LTD., Japan 0.25
346 Active Fault and Earthquake Research Center (AFERC), AIST, Japan 0.25
347 Japan Livestock Technology Association (JLTA), Japan 0.24
348 Research Center for Structural Materials (RCSM), NIMS, Japan 0.24
349 TAO Health Life Pharma Co. Ltd., Japan 0.23
349 Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries (GPI), Japan 0.23
350 Showa University, Japan 0.23
351 International University of Health and Welfare, Japan 0.23
352 Fukuoka Institute of Health and Environmental Sciences, Japan 0.22
352 Green Nanoelectronics Center (GNC), AIST, Japan 0.22
352 Renesas Electronics Corporation, Japan 0.22
352 Adachi Hospital, Japan 0.22
353 Marine Works Japan Ltd., Japan 0.22
354 Inpex Corporation, Japan 0.22
354 Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan 0.22
355 Japan Radio Co., Ltd. (JRC), Japan 0.22
356 The Open University of Japan, Japan 0.22
357 Canon ANELVA Corporation, Japan 0.21
357 Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., Japan 0.21
357 Aichi Institute of Technology (AIT), Japan 0.21
358 MicroBiopharm Japan Co., Ltd. (MBJ), Japan 0.21
359 Department of Precision Engineering, UTokyo, Japan 0.21
360 Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd., Japan 0.21
361 Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan 0.21
362 Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences (NUPALS), Japan 0.2
362 Nissha Printing Co., Ltd., Japan 0.2
362 VisionTech Incorporated (VTI), Japan 0.2
362 Zeria Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.2
362 NAMICS Corporation, Japan 0.2
362 Kanagawa Cancer Center, Japan 0.2
362 Osaka Kyoiku University, Japan 0.2
362 Nagoya Industrial Science Research Institute, Japan 0.2
362 Itoh Optical Industrial Co., Ltd., Japan 0.2
362 NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories (NHK STRL), Japan 0.2
362 AGIH Akimoto Hospital, Japan 0.2
362 Akita Prefectural University, Japan 0.2
363 Nippon Medical School, Japan 0.2
364 DNA Chip Research Inc., Japan 0.2
365 Miraca Holdings Inc., Japan 0.2
366 RIKEN Omics Science Center (OSC), Japan 0.19
367 Sagami Chemical Research Institute (SCRI), Japan 0.19
367 Tosoh Corporation, Japan 0.19
368 Aichi Human Service Center, Japan 0.18
369 Research Institute for Production Development, Japan 0.18
370 Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited (JAE), Japan 0.18
370 Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan 0.18
370 East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Japan 0.18
371 Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Japan 0.18
372 Research Institute of Environmental Geology, Chiba, Japan 0.17
373 Department of Bacteriology, Osaka Dental University, Japan 0.17
373 Industrial Technology Center of Fukui Prefecture, Japan 0.17
373 Ube Industries Ltd., Japan 0.17
373 Rairan Pte. Ltd., Japan 0.17
373 Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare, Japan 0.17
373 Hokuriku University, Japan 0.17
373 Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K. K., Japan 0.17
373 The Japan Academy, Japan 0.17
373 Osaka Prefectural Hospital Organization, Japan 0.17
373 Fukui University of Technology, Japan 0.17
373 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public Health, Japan 0.17
373 Gifu Shotoku University, Japan 0.17
373 Japan Wildlife Research Center, Japan 0.17
373 J-Oil Mills, Inc., Japan 0.17
374 Hiroshima City University (HCU), Japan 0.16
375 Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd., Japan 0.15
376 Yasuda Women's University, Japan 0.15
377 The Nippon Dental University, Japan 0.15
378 Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd., Japan 0.15
379 Tokushima Prefectural Industrial Technology Center, Japan 0.14
379 Yamaguchi Prefecture Industrial Technology Institute, Japan 0.14
379 Hitachi Zosen Corporation, Japan 0.14
379 Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., Japan 0.14
379 MEMS CORE Co., Ltd., Japan 0.14
379 Tochigi Cancer Center Research Institute, Japan 0.14
379 Chitose Institute of Science and Technology, Japan 0.14
379 Tokai COOP Federations, Japan 0.14
379 JR Tokyo General Hospital, Japan 0.14
379 Oita Prefectural Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Center, Japan 0.14
379 Shoei Chemical Inc., Japan 0.14
379 Elements Strategy Initiative Center for Magnetic Materials (ESICMM), NIMS, Japan 0.14
380 JSR Corporation, Japan 0.14
381 Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Japan 0.14
382 Maruwa Foods and Biosciences, Inc., Japan 0.13
383 Soma Central Hospital, Japan 0.13
384 Akita Research Institute for Food and Brewing (ARIF), Japan 0.13
384 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), Japan 0.13
384 Himeji Hinomoto College, Japan 0.13
384 Himeji Dokkyo University, Japan 0.13
384 Tokyo Kasei University, Japan 0.13
384 Meisei Gakuen, Japan 0.13
384 Smart Spheres Workshop Co. Ltd., Japan 0.13
384 Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute (AMRI), AIST, Japan 0.13
385 Nippon Institute for Biological Science (NIBS), Japan 0.12
386 Kawasaki Institute of Industry Promotion, Japan 0.12
387 Kyushu Dental University (KDU), Japan 0.12
388 Japan NUS Co., Ltd. (JANUS), Japan 0.11
388 Niigata Agricultural Research Institute (ARI), Japan 0.11
388 Zen-noh Embryo Transfer Center, Japan 0.11
388 Hyogo University of Health Sciences, Japan 0.11
388 Hokkaido System Science Co., Ltd., Japan 0.11
388 University of Tokyo Health Sciences, Japan 0.11
388 Naruto University of Education, Japan 0.11
388 Asahi Kasei Corporation, Japan 0.11
388 Rissho University, Japan 0.11
388 Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan 0.11
388 Suntory Foundation for Life Sciences, Japan 0.11
389 Nippon Steel & Sumikin Metal Corporation, Japan 0.11
389 Dyden Corporation, Japan 0.11
390 Kyorin University, Japan 0.11
391 Human Metabolome Technologies, Inc., Japan 0.11
392 Sanin Rosai Hospital, Japan 0.1
392 JICA Research Institute (JICA-RI), Japan 0.1
392 Nayoro Observatory, Japan 0.1
392 Kanebo Cosmetics Inc., Japan 0.1
392 Sagara Hospital, Japan 0.1
392 Ueo Breast Surgical Hospital, Japan 0.1
392 Akashi City Hospital, Japan 0.1
392 KYOCERA Corporation, Japan 0.1
392 Biomedicinal Information Research Center (BIRC), AIST, Japan 0.1
392 SPring-8 Service Co., Ltd., Japan 0.1
392 Reifycs Inc., Japan 0.1
392 Ishikawa Prefectural Nursing University, Japan 0.1
392 RIKEN Genomic Sciences Research Complex (GSC), Japan 0.1
392 Industrial Research Center of Shiga Prefecture, Japan 0.1
392 Kuraray Co., Ltd., Japan 0.1
393 Toranomon Hospital, Japan 0.1
393 National Livestock Breeding Center, Japan 0.1
394 Meijo Hospital, Japan 0.09
394 Seirei Sakura Citizen Hospital, Japan 0.09
395 Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, Japan 0.09
395 GalPharma Co., Japan 0.09
395 Matsumoto Dental University (MDU), Japan 0.09
395 Research Center for Compact Chemical System (CCS), AIST, Japan 0.09
396 Shikoku Medical Center for Children and Adults, Japan 0.09
397 Tazuke Kofukai Foundation, Japan 0.08
397 Rakuno Gakuen University (RGU), Japan 0.08
397 Research Foundation ITSUU Laboratory, Japan 0.08
397 Soai University, Japan 0.08
397 Senri Kinran University, Japan 0.08
397 Japan Coast Guard (JCG), Japan 0.08
398 National Defense Medical College, Japan 0.08
399 Ryoka Systems Inc., Japan 0.08
399 Aichi Prefectural Institute of Public Health, Japan 0.08
399 Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc., Japan 0.08
399 Fukuoka Dental College, Japan 0.08
400 Saitama Children's Medical Center, Japan 0.08
401 Foundation for Advancement of International Science (FAIS), Japan 0.07
402 Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, Japan 0.07
403 SAIL Technologies Inc., Japan 0.07
403 Okinawa National College of Technology, Japan 0.07
403 National Museum of Japanese History, Japan 0.07
403 JASCO Corporation, Japan 0.07
403 Cell Innovator Co., Ltd., Japan 0.07
403 Confocal Science Inc., Japan 0.07
403 Saitama Cancer Center, Japan 0.07
403 Joshiseigakuin (JSG High School), Japan 0.07
404 KAN Research Institute, Inc., Japan 0.07
405 Kansai University of Health Sciences, Japan 0.07
405 IMAGICA Imageworks, Inc., Japan 0.07
405 Social Insurance Central General Hospital, Japan 0.07
405 Suzuka University of Medical Science (SUMS), Japan 0.07
406 Institute for Adult Diseases, Asahi Life Foundation, Japan 0.07
407 Shizuoka Cancer Center, Japan 0.06
408 Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan 0.06
408 Institute for Quantum Chemical Exploration (IQCE), Japan 0.06
408 The University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan 0.06
408 Wakayama National College of Technology (WNCT), Japan 0.06
408 U-Medico Corporation, Japan 0.06
409 Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical Center, Japan 0.06
409 Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT), Japan 0.06
410 Sojo University, Japan 0.06
410 Asahi University, Japan 0.06
410 J-POWER/Electric Power Development Co., Ltd., Japan 0.06
410 Tokyo Nuclear Services Co., Ltd. (TNS), Japan 0.06
410 JT Biohistory Research Hall (BRH), Japan 0.06
411 Home Seismometer Corporation, Japan 0.05
411 PhoenixBio Co., Ltd., Japan 0.05
411 The Institute of Applied Energy (IAE), Japan 0.05
411 Beamline at SPring-8, NIMS, Japan 0.05
411 MASIS Inc., Japan 0.05
412 Kobe Gakuin University, Japan 0.05
412 Fukui-ken Saiseikai Hospital, Japan 0.05
412 ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd., Japan 0.05
412 Tsuruga Municipal Hospital, Japan 0.05
413 Toa Eiyo Ltd., Japan 0.05
414 Aomori Prefectural Industrial Technology Research Center, Japan 0.05
414 Gifu Prefectural Livestock Research Institute, Japan 0.05
414 Shimane Prefectural Livestock Technology Center, Japan 0.05
414 Tottori Livestock Experiment Station, Japan 0.05
414 Nagasaki Prefectural Beef Cattle Improvement Center, Japan 0.05
414 Saga Prefecture Livestock Experiment Station, Japan 0.05
414 Okayama Prefecture Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Center, Japan 0.05
414 Miyagi Prefectural Livestock Experiment Station, Japan 0.05
414 Kagoshima Prefectural Cattle Breeding Development Institute, Japan 0.05
415 Dokkyo Medical University, Japan 0.05
415 Eiju General Hospital, Japan 0.05
415 Fukuoka Children's Hospital, Japan 0.05
416 Nikon Corporation, Japan 0.05
416 Miyarisan Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.05
416 Tokyo Dental College, Japan 0.05
416 The Corporation for Production and Research of Laboratory Primates, Japan 0.05
416 Pasco Corporation, Japan 0.05
417 Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Japan 0.05
418 Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science, Japan 0.04
419 Miyagi University of Education, Japan 0.04
420 ARAYA Brain Imaging, Japan 0.04
420 Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Japan 0.04
420 Institute of General Hygiene, Japan 0.04
421 Shizuoka University of Welfare, Japan 0.04
422 PeptiDream Inc., Japan 0.04
422 KinoPharma, Inc., Japan 0.04
422 Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (NUCB), Japan 0.04
422 Okazaki Research Facilities, NINS, Japan 0.04
422 Saiseikai Kumamoto Hospital, Japan 0.04
423 Kimura Eye Clinic, Japan 0.03
423 Ooida Hospital, Japan 0.03
424 Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan 0.03
425 AGT&T Co. Ltd., Japan 0.03
426 Ibaraki Children's Hospital, Japan 0.03
426 Kanagawa Children's Medical Center, Japan 0.03
426 Gunma Children's Medical Center, Japan 0.03
427 LxRay Co., Ltd., Japan 0.03
427 Kurume National College of Technology (Kurume-NCT), Japan 0.03
428 CellFree Sciences Co., Ltd., Japan 0.03
429 National Research Institute of Brewing, Japan 0.03
430 Takasaki University of Health and Welfare, Japan 0.03
430 Saiseikai Central Hospital, Japan 0.03
431 The Systems Biology Institute, Japan 0.03
432 Hiroshima Institute of Technology, Japan 0.03
433 The Nippon Foundation, Japan 0.03
433 Japan Community Health Care Organization Tokyo Shinjuku Medical Center, Japan 0.03
434 Kyoto University of Education, Japan 0.02
435 Chibune General Hospital, Japan 0.02
436 Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital, Japan 0.02
437 Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA), Japan 0.02
438 Sasebo City General Hospital, Japan 0.02
438 Tokyo Metropolitan Otsuka Hospital, Japan 0.02
439 Chiba Children's Hospital, Japan 0.02
440 Mizoguchi Eye Clinic, Japan 0.02
441 Hayashi Eye Hospital, Japan 0.02
442 StaGen Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01
442 Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01
442 HPC Systems Inc., Japan 0.01
442 OP BIO Factory Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01
442 Kyorin Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01
442 Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01
442 Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd. (MKI), Japan 0.01
442 Nippon Gene Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01
442 Forerunner Pharma Research Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01
442 G&G Science Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01
442 Sysmex Corporation, Japan 0.01
442 Sosei Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01
442 Precision System Science Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01
442 Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc., Japan 0.01
442 Kowa Company, Ltd., Japan 0.01
442 Celestar Lexico-Sciences, Inc., Japan 0.01
442 iPS Academia Japan, Inc., Japan 0.01
442 Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01
442 Intec, Inc., Japan 0.01
442 Asubio Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01
442 Scrum Inc., Japan 0.01
442 Sanwa Kagaku Kenkyusho Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01
442 Medicrome, Inc., Japan 0.01
442 Riken Genesis Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01
442 LSI Medience Corporation, Japan 0.01
442 Eiken Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01
443 Ozaki Eye Hospital, Japan 0.01
444 Nippon Sheet Glass Group (NSG Group), Japan 0.01
445 Miyata Eye Hospital, Japan 0.01
446 Meiji Gakuin University, Japan 0.01
446 Tokyo Polytechnic University (TPU), Japan 0.01
447 Tane Memorial Eye Hospital, Japan 0.01
447 Inouye Eye Hospital, Japan 0.01
447 Sensho-kai Eye Institute, Japan 0.01
447 Shinjo Eye Clinic, Japan 0.01
447 Shirato Eye Clinic, Japan 0.01
447 Ideta Eye Hospital, Japan 0.01
447 Ohashi Eye Center, Japan 0.01
448 Bayside Misato Medical Center, Japan 0.01
449 Ceres, Inc., Japan 0
450 Chubu Rosai Hospital, Japan 0
451 The United Nations University, Japan 0

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