2016 tables: Institutions

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

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Count 2015
1 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 527.00 1,219
2 Kyoto University, Japan 311.72 730
3 Osaka University, Japan 206.39 534
4 Tohoku University, Japan 194.63 434
5 RIKEN, Japan 151.88 563
6 Nagoya University, Japan 148.32 416
7 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 140.83 368
8 Hokkaido University, Japan 119.43 242
9 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 95.76 262
10 Kyushu University, Japan 92.77 295
11 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 82.95 223
12 University of Tsukuba, Japan 57.71 255
13 Keio University, Japan 56.86 122
14 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 44.41 162
15 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 39.97 143
16 Okayama University, Japan 35.13 159
17 Waseda University, Japan 31.25 153
18 Kobe University, Japan 27.67 149
19 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 24.87 49
20 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan 23.15 176
21 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 22.12 33
22 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 21.56 81
23 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 21.55 42
24 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 20.80 55
25 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 19.74 37
26 Yamagata University, Japan 19.24 48
27 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 19.12 53
28 Chiba University, Japan 19.07 73
29 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Japan 18.46 61
30 Kumamoto University, Japan 18.21 49
31 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 17.41 57
32 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 17.12 44
33 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 16.32 123
34 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 15.54 104
35 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 15.36 44
36 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan 14.48 111
37 Niigata University, Japan 14.31 60
38 University of Toyama, Japan 13.00 31
39 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 12.96 40
40 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 12.51 38
41 Doshisha University, Japan 12.29 20
42 Tokushima University, Japan 12.02 30
43 Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Japan 11.80 62
44 Toyota Group, Japan 11.62 25
45 Gunma University, Japan 11.38 34
46 Saitama University, Japan 10.87 35
47 Ehime University, Japan 10.43 40
48 Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan 10.38 20
49 National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan 10.28 34
50 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 9.91 17
51 Shizuoka University, Japan 9.32 28
52 University of Shizuoka, Japan 8.99 16
53 Nagasaki University, Japan 8.18 25
54 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 7.97 23
55 National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan 7.92 36
56 Institute of Microbial Chemistry (IMC), Japan 7.82 12
57 National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Japan 7.81 29
58 Gifu University, Japan 7.69 34
59 The Kitasato Institute, Japan 7.55 22
60 Chubu University, Japan 7.44 17
61 Mie University, Japan 7.43 19
62 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (IGAKUKEN), Japan 7.37 22
63 University of Hyogo, Japan 7.01 24
64 Yamaguchi University, Japan 6.90 15
65 Kanagawa University, Japan 6.87 23
66 Konan University, Japan 6.83 13
67 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 6.65 30
68 Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Japan 6.60 25
69 Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan 6.60 16
70 Chuo University, Japan 6.43 11
71 National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan 6.31 18
72 Rikkyo University, Japan 6.30 21
73 Gakushuin University, Japan 6.14 13
74 Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan 6.07 14
75 Meijo University, Japan 6.00 26
76 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 5.99 97
77 Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan 5.99 19
78 Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan 5.69 9
79 National Cancer Center (NCC), Japan 5.69 16
80 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 5.50 10
81 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 5.49 33
82 Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (TUPLS), Japan 5.41 19
83 National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center (NCVC), Japan 5.38 19
84 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 5.25 16
85 Ibaraki University, Japan 5.14 22
86 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 5.13 12
87 University of Fukui, Japan 5.02 24
88 National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP), Japan 4.92 14
89 Saga University, Japan 4.78 12
90 Tottori University, Japan 4.66 15
91 Juntendo University, Japan 4.56 30
92 Kindai University, Japan 4.47 14
93 National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), Japan 4.33 14
94 Ritsumeikan University, Japan 4.31 61
95 Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine (KPUM), Japan 4.30 11
96 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan 4.26 27
97 National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Japan 4.11 14
98 University of Yamanashi, Japan 3.86 14
99 Toyota Technological Institute (TTI), Japan 3.81 10
100 Nihon University, Japan 3.56 19
101 University of the Ryukyus, Japan 3.50 11
102 Toho University, Japan 3.45 25
103 Jichi Medical University, Japan 3.29 15
104 Kobe Pharmaceutical University, Japan 3.27 7
105 Tokyo Gakugei University (TGU), Japan 3.23 10
106 Tokushima Bunri University, Japan 3.21 13
107 Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan 3.18 13
108 Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), Japan 3.16 15
109 Nara Women's University (NWU), Japan 3.16 15
110 Hirosaki University, Japan 3.09 14
111 Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Japan 3.01 8
112 Kochi University, Japan 2.86 16
113 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 2.68 16
114 JEOL Ltd., Japan 2.58 16
115 Nagoya City University, Japan 2.57 20
116 Toyama Prefectural University, Japan 2.55 6
117 Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Japan 2.50 3
118 Tokai University, Japan 2.48 16
119 Osaka Bioscience Institute, Japan 2.41 6
120 Ochanomizu University, Japan 2.35 21
121 Tokyo Women's Medical University (TWMU), Japan 2.25 14
122 Toin University of Yokohama, Japan 2.24 4
123 National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition (NIBIOHN), Japan 2.24 7
124 Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan 2.20 5
125 Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Japan 2.18 5
126 Kagawa University, Japan 2.10 9
127 Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan 2.09 8
128 Kansai University, Japan 2.08 7
129 Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan 2.06 5
130 Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University (TMPU), Japan 2.06 5
131 Saitama Medical University (SMU), Japan 2.00 14
132 Kagoshima University, Japan 2.00 15
133 Akita University, Japan 1.93 9
134 Panasonic Corporation, Japan 1.88 4
135 Kaneka Corporation, Japan 1.83 3
136 Fukushima Medical University (FMU), Japan 1.79 8
137 Peptide Institute, Inc., Japan 1.75 2
138 Kochi University of Technology, Japan 1.75 7
139 Fukuoka University, Japan 1.73 8
140 Shimane University, Japan 1.72 7
141 Utsunomiya University, Japan 1.72 5
142 Canon Inc., Japan 1.70 3
143 Showa Pharmaceutical University, Japan 1.69 5
144 National Center for Child Health and Development (NCCHD), Japan 1.68 10
145 Tokyo Medical University, Japan 1.62 5
146 Wakayama Medical University, Japan 1.61 4
147 Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (KISTEC), Japan 1.57 7
148 Konica Minolta, Inc., Japan 1.55 3
149 Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan 1.52 5
150 Kansai Medical University (KMU), Japan 1.49 6
151 Asahikawa Medical University, Japan 1.46 4
152 Kirin Holdings Company Limited, Japan 1.43 2
153 Sharp Corporation, Japan 1.42 6
154 Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Japan 1.41 8
155 National Institute of Technology, Toyama College, Japan 1.40 5
156 Iwate University, Japan 1.40 6
157 Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research (JFCR), Japan 1.38 12
158 Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), Japan 1.38 9
159 Kobe Steel, Ltd., Japan 1.37 3
160 Fujitsu Ltd., Japan 1.35 7
161 Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan 1.34 9
162 Adeka Corporation, Japan 1.33 2
163 St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Japan 1.30 6
164 Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA), Japan 1.27 4
165 Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Japan 1.27 5
166 Japan Fine Ceramics Center (JFCC), Japan 1.26 16
167 Okayama University of Science, Japan 1.25 2
167 Hiroshima International University, Japan 1.25 2
168 Teijin Ltd., Japan 1.25 5
169 Teikyo University, Japan 1.24 7
170 Iwate Medical University, Japan 1.24 4
171 National Research Institute of Police Science, Japan 1.24 2
172 Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 1.23 7
173 Ryukoku University, Japan 1.22 5
174 National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM), Japan 1.20 8
175 Seikei Gakuen, Japan 1.19 3
176 Azabu University, Japan 1.18 3
177 Kurume University, Japan 1.17 11
178 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology (TMIG), Japan 1.17 3
179 Kyoto Prefectural University, Japan 1.17 2
179 TDK Corporation, Japan 1.17 2
180 Kao Corporation, Japan 1.16 2
181 Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT), Japan 1.15 5
182 Gifu Pharmaceutical University (GPU), Japan 1.13 2
183 Aichi University of Education, Japan 1.12 6
184 Tohoku Institute of Technology, Japan 1.07 2
185 Sophia University, Japan 1.04 5
186 Osaka Municipal Technical Research Institute, Japan 1.03 4
187 National Defense Academy of Japan (NDA), Japan 1.03 2
188 University of Miyazaki, Japan 1.03 14
189 Sony Corporation, Japan 1.03 2
190 Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan 1.03 2
191 National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS), Japan 1.01 5
192 Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) Co., Ltd., Japan 1.00 1
192 Tokyo Metropolitan College of Industrial Technology (TMCIT), Japan 1.00 1
192 Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), Japan 1.00 1
192 AGC Inc., Japan 1.00 1
193 Nitto Denko Corporation, Japan 1.00 3
194 Hoshi University, Japan 0.98 6
195 Institute of Systems, Information Technologies and Nanotechnologies (ISIT), Japan 0.95 4
196 Osaka Prefectural Institute of Public Health, Japan 0.94 2
197 Hot Springs Research Institute of Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan 0.93 2
198 JNC Corporation, Japan 0.93 2
199 Fujita Health University, Japan 0.92 6
200 Kogakuin University, Japan 0.90 10
201 Kanazawa Medical University, Japan 0.89 5
202 Toray Industries, Inc., Japan 0.86 7
203 NEC Corporation, Japan 0.84 7
204 Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Japan 0.83 3
205 Hosei University, Japan 0.80 5
206 Toyota Physical and Chemical Research Institute, Japan 0.79 9
207 Japan Women's University, Japan 0.79 6
208 Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI), Japan 0.77 5
209 Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL), Japan 0.76 3
210 Horiba, Ltd., Japan 0.75 2
211 Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI), Japan 0.75 2
212 FujiFilm Corporation, Japan 0.74 14
213 National Museum of Nature and Science (Kahaku), Japan 0.73 5
214 Chiba Cancer Center, Japan 0.72 2
215 The Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan 0.72 4
216 Tokuyama Corporation, Japan 0.70 1
216 Tamura Corporation, Japan 0.70 2
217 Aichi Cancer Center, Japan 0.67 9
218 Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Japan 0.67 1
218 Okayama Institute for Quantum Physics, Japan 0.67 1
219 National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College, Japan 0.66 3
220 Rigaku Corporation, Japan 0.65 4
221 Meiji University, Japan 0.65 4
222 SAGA Light Source Kyushu Synchrotron Light Research Center, Japan 0.64 2
223 National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (NCGG), Japan 0.64 2
224 Tokyo Medical Center, Japan 0.63 1
225 Kawasaki Medical University, Japan 0.62 3
226 Toyo University, Japan 0.61 2
226 Tamagawa University, Japan 0.61 4
227 Shiga University of Medical Science (SUMS), Japan 0.61 5
228 National Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Japan 0.59 2
229 Amano Enzyme Inc., Japan 0.58 1
230 Fukushima University, Japan 0.57 5
231 Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology (N-BIO), Japan 0.57 5
232 Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation (FBRI), Japan 0.55 3
233 Aichi Medical University, Japan 0.54 3
234 Osaka Dental University, Japan 0.53 2
235 Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts, Japan 0.53 2
236 Kumamoto Institute for Photo-Electro Organics (Phoenics), Japan 0.52 3
237 Oita University, Japan 0.50 6
238 Okinawa Institute of Advanced Sciences (OIAS), Japan 0.50 2
239 Polyplastics Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 1
239 Nagoya International Patent Firm, Japan 0.50 1
239 Tohoku Gakuin University, Japan 0.50 2
239 Kawaken Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 1
239 Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan 0.50 1
239 National Institute of Technology, Fukushima College, Japan 0.50 1
239 Choshu Industry Co., Ltd. (CIC), Japan 0.50 1
239 University of Kitakyushu, Japan 0.50 1
239 Mibu High School, Japan 0.50 1
239 Asai Germanium Research Institute Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 1
239 Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 1
240 Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 7
241 Gigaphoton, Inc., Japan 0.49 2
242 National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management (NILIM), Japan 0.49 2
243 International Christian University (ICU), Japan 0.49 3
244 Kazusa DNA Research Institute (KDRI), Japan 0.47 4
245 Photovoltaic Power Generation Technology Research Association (PVTEC), Japan 0.46 2
246 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Japan 0.46 8
247 Comprehensive Research Organization for Science and Society (CROSS), Japan 0.45 4
248 Iwate Biotechnology Research Center (IBRC), Japan 0.44 1
249 Chemicrea Inc., Japan 0.43 1
250 Hokkai-Gakuen University, Japan 0.42 3
250 Teikyo Heisei University, Japan 0.42 2
251 Tokyo Denki University, Japan 0.41 3
252 National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology (MPAT), Japan 0.41 3
253 Japanese Red Cross Society, Japan 0.40 3
254 Saint Mother Hospital - Infertility Clinic, Japan 0.40 1
254 Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan 0.40 1
255 Shionogi & Co., Ltd., Japan 0.40 6
256 Aichi Gakuin University (AGU), Japan 0.39 4
257 Inpex Corporation, Japan 0.39 7
258 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Japan 0.38 3
259 Toyo Gosei Co., Ltd., Japan 0.38 2
259 The University of Aizu, Japan 0.38 1
259 R&D Partnership for Future Power Electronics Technology (FUPET), Japan 0.38 1
260 Ishikawa Prefectural University, Japan 0.37 3
261 Osaka Ohtani University, Japan 0.37 2
262 National Institute of Technology, Kumamoto College, Japan 0.36 1
263 Tokyo City University, Japan 0.36 2
264 Central Institute for Experimental Animals, Japan 0.35 3
265 Osaka Medical College, Japan 0.33 2
265 Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33 1
265 Toyama Prefectural Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries Research Center, Japan 0.33 1
265 Osaka Gas Co. Ltd., Japan 0.33 1
265 Miyaki-Argenteus Observatory, Japan 0.33 1
265 Nissan Chemical Corporation, Japan 0.33 1
265 GeneCare Research Institute Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33 1
265 Valuenex Consulting Inc., Japan 0.33 1
265 IVF Namba Clinic, Japan 0.33 1
265 Yokohama University of Pharmacy, Japan 0.33 1
265 Akita Industrial Technology Center (AIT), Japan 0.33 1
266 Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Japan 0.33 3
267 Miyagi Children’s Hospital, Japan 0.33 2
268 Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33 6
269 National Institute of Technology, Numazu College, Japan 0.33 2
270 Fukui Prefectural University, Japan 0.32 3
271 Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI), Japan 0.32 2
272 Institute for Laser Technology (ILT), Japan 0.32 4
273 Bunkyo University, Japan 0.31 2
273 Tokyo Keizai University, Japan 0.31 2
274 Rohm Co., Ltd., Japan 0.30 5
275 Nagasaki International University, Japan 0.30 2
276 Setsunan University, Japan 0.30 1
277 Sapporo Medical University, Japan 0.30 3
278 Nippon Institute of Technology (NIT), Japan 0.30 2
279 Public Works Research Institute, Japan 0.29 1
279 Minamisoma Municipal General Hospital, Japan 0.29 1
280 SunAllomer Ltd., Japan 0.29 1
280 Daiichi Kigenso Kagaku Kogyo Co., Ltd., Japan 0.29 1
280 Shimane Institute for Industrial Technology, Japan 0.29 1
281 Kyushu Cancer Center, Japan 0.28 3
282 Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan 0.28 3
283 Musashino University, Japan 0.28 3
284 University of Occupational and Environmental Health (UOEH), Japan 0.28 3
285 Yakult Central Institute for Microbiological Research, Japan 0.27 1
286 Sekisui Medical Company Ltd., Japan 0.27 2
287 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 0.26 6
288 Hamari Chemicals, LTD., Japan 0.25 1
288 Prefectural University of Kumamoto (PUK), Japan 0.25 1
288 Kanto Chemical Co., Inc., Japan 0.25 1
288 Shimizu Corporation, Japan 0.25 1
288 Nippon Koei Co., Ltd., Japan 0.25 1
288 Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), Japan 0.25 1
288 Seikagaku Corporation, Japan 0.25 1
288 Mifune Dinosaur Museum, Japan 0.25 1
288 GS Yuasa International Ltd., Japan 0.25 1
288 UT-Heart Inc., Japan 0.25 1
288 Wakayama University, Japan 0.25 1
289 Japan Livestock Technology Association (JLTA), Japan 0.24 1
290 TAO Health Life Pharma Co. Ltd., Japan 0.23 2
290 Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries (GPI), Japan 0.23 1
291 Showa University, Japan 0.23 3
292 Kure Medical Center and Chugoku Cancer Center, Japan 0.23 1
293 International University of Health and Welfare (IUHW), Japan 0.23 2
294 Fukuoka Institute of Health and Environmental Sciences, Japan 0.22 1
294 Renesas Electronics Corporation, Japan 0.22 1
294 Adachi Hospital, Japan 0.22 1
295 Marine Works Japan Ltd., Japan 0.22 2
296 Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan 0.22 6
297 Japan Radio Co., Ltd. (JRC), Japan 0.22 1
298 The Open University of Japan, Japan 0.22 3
299 MicroBiopharm Japan Co., Ltd. (MBJ), Japan 0.21 4
300 Canon ANELVA Corporation, Japan 0.21 1
300 Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., Japan 0.21 1
300 Aichi Institute of Technology (AIT), Japan 0.21 2
301 Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd., Japan 0.21 2
302 Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan 0.21 2
303 Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences (NUPALS), Japan 0.20 2
303 NAMICS Corporation, Japan 0.20 1
303 VisionTech Incorporated (VTI), Japan 0.20 1
303 Nissha Printing Co., Ltd., Japan 0.20 1
303 Zeria Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.20 1
303 Kanagawa Cancer Center, Japan 0.20 1
303 Itoh Optical Industrial Co., Ltd., Japan 0.20 1
303 NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories (NHK STRL), Japan 0.20 1
303 Akita Prefectural University, Japan 0.20 1
303 AGIH Akimoto Hospital, Japan 0.20 1
303 Osaka Kyoiku University, Japan 0.20 1
303 Nagoya Industrial Science Research Institute, Japan 0.20 1
304 Nippon Medical School, Japan 0.20 3
305 DNA Chip Research Inc., Japan 0.20 5
306 Miraca Holdings Inc., Japan 0.20 8
307 Sagami Chemical Research Institute (SCRI), Japan 0.19 1
307 Tosoh Corporation, Japan 0.19 1
308 Aichi Developmental Disability Center (ADDC), Japan 0.18 3
309 Research Institute for Production Development, Japan 0.18 2
310 East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Japan 0.18 1
310 Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited (JAE), Japan 0.18 1
310 Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan 0.18 1
311 Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Japan 0.18 5
312 Research Institute of Environmental Geology, Chiba, Japan 0.17 2
313 Industrial Technology Center of Fukui Prefecture, Japan 0.17 1
313 Itagaki Astronomical Observatory, Japan 0.17 1
313 Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K. K., Japan 0.17 1
313 Department of Bacteriology, Osaka Dental University, Japan 0.17 1
313 Ube Industries Ltd., Japan 0.17 1
313 Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare, Japan 0.17 1
313 The Japan Academy, Japan 0.17 1
313 Hokuriku University, Japan 0.17 1
313 Osaka Women's and Children's Hospital, Japan 0.17 2
313 Fukui University of Technology, Japan 0.17 1
313 J-Oil Mills, Inc., Japan 0.17 1
313 Japan Wildlife Research Center, Japan 0.17 1
313 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public Health, Japan 0.17 1
313 Gifu Shotoku University, Japan 0.17 1
313 Rairan Pte. Ltd., Japan 0.17 1
314 Hiroshima City University (HCU), Japan 0.16 2
315 Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd., Japan 0.15 1
316 Yasuda Women's University, Japan 0.15 2
317 The Nippon Dental University, Japan 0.15 2
318 Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd., Japan 0.15 6
319 Tokai COOP Federations, Japan 0.14 1
319 Tochigi Cancer Center Research Institute, Japan 0.14 1
319 MEMS CORE Co., Ltd., Japan 0.14 1
319 Yamaguchi Prefecture Industrial Technology Institute, Japan 0.14 1
319 Chitose Institute of Science and Technology, Japan 0.14 1
319 Tokushima Prefectural Industrial Technology Center, Japan 0.14 1
319 Hitachi Zosen Corporation, Japan 0.14 1
319 Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., Japan 0.14 1
319 3-D Matrix, Ltd., Japan 0.14 1
319 Oita Prefectural Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Center, Japan 0.14 1
319 JR Tokyo General Hospital, Japan 0.14 1
319 Shoei Chemical Inc., Japan 0.14 1
320 Nagoya Medical Center, Japan 0.14 3
321 JSR Corporation, Japan 0.14 5
322 Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Japan 0.14 2
323 Maruwa Foods and Biosciences, Inc., Japan 0.13 2
324 JICA Research Institute (JICA-RI), Japan 0.13 2
325 Soma Central Hospital, Japan 0.13 2
326 Himeji Dokkyo University, Japan 0.13 1
326 Meisei Gakuen, Japan 0.13 1
326 Smart Spheres Workshop Co. Ltd., Japan 0.13 1
326 Tokyo Kasei University, Japan 0.13 1
326 Akita Research Institute for Food and Brewing (ARIF), Japan 0.13 1
326 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), Japan 0.13 1
326 Himeji Hinomoto College, Japan 0.13 1
327 Nippon Institute for Biological Science (NIBS), Japan 0.12 2
328 Toneyama National Hospital, Japan 0.12 2
329 Kyushu Dental University (KDU), Japan 0.12 2
330 Hokkaido System Science Co., Ltd., Japan 0.11 1
330 Zen-noh Embryo Transfer Center, Japan 0.11 1
330 Japan NUS Co., Ltd. (JANUS), Japan 0.11 1
330 Niigata Agricultural Research Institute (ARI), Japan 0.11 1
330 Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan 0.11 1
330 Hyogo University of Health Sciences, Japan 0.11 1
330 Rissho University, Japan 0.11 1
330 University of Tokyo Health Sciences, Japan 0.11 1
330 Naruto University of Education, Japan 0.11 1
330 National Hospital Organization (NHO), Japan 0.11 1
330 Suntory Foundation for Life Science (SUNBOR), Japan 0.11 1
330 Asahi Kasei Corporation, Japan 0.11 1
331 Nippon Steel Corporation, Japan 0.11 2
331 Dyden Corporation, Japan 0.11 2
332 Kyorin University, Japan 0.11 2
333 Human Metabolome Technologies, Inc., Japan 0.11 1
334 Kawasaki Institute of Industry Promotion, Japan 0.10 3
335 Kanebo Cosmetics Inc., Japan 0.10 1
335 Sanin Rosai Hospital, Japan 0.10 1
335 KYOCERA Corporation, Japan 0.10 1
335 Reifycs Inc., Japan 0.10 1
335 Ishikawa Prefectural Nursing University, Japan 0.10 1
335 SPring-8 Service Co., Ltd., Japan 0.10 1
335 Nayoro Observatory, Japan 0.10 1
335 Akashi City Hospital, Japan 0.10 1
335 Ueo Breast Surgical Hospital, Japan 0.10 1
335 Sagara Hospital, Japan 0.10 1
335 Industrial Research Center of Shiga Prefecture, Japan 0.10 1
335 Kuraray Co., Ltd., Japan 0.10 1
336 Toranomon Hospital, Japan 0.10 1
336 National Livestock Breeding Center (NLBC), Japan 0.10 1
337 Seirei Sakura Citizen Hospital, Japan 0.09 2
337 Kobe Medical Center, Japan 0.09 2
337 Meijo Hospital, Japan 0.09 2
338 GalPharma Co., Japan 0.09 1
338 Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, Japan 0.09 1
338 Matsumoto Dental University (MDU), Japan 0.09 1
339 Shikoku Medical Center for Children and Adults, Japan 0.09 2
340 Tazuke Kofukai Foundation, Japan 0.08 1
340 Rakuno Gakuen University (RGU), Japan 0.08 1
340 Research Foundation ITSUU Laboratory, Japan 0.08 1
340 Soai University, Japan 0.08 1
340 Senri Kinran University, Japan 0.08 1
340 Japan Coast Guard (JCG), Japan 0.08 1
341 National Defense Medical College, Japan 0.08 2
342 Aichi Prefectural Institute of Public Health, Japan 0.08 1
342 Fukuoka Dental College, Japan 0.08 1
342 Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc., Japan 0.08 1
343 Saitama Children's Medical Center, Japan 0.08 1
344 Foundation for Advancement of International Science (FAIS), Japan 0.07 3
345 Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, Japan 0.07 2
346 JASCO Corporation, Japan 0.07 1
346 National Museum of Japanese History, Japan 0.07 1
346 National Institute of Technology, Okinawa College (NIT, Okinawa College), Japan 0.07 1
346 SAIL Technologies Inc., Japan 0.07 1
346 Confocal Science Inc., Japan 0.07 1
346 Saitama Cancer Center, Japan 0.07 1
346 Joshiseigakuin (JSG High School), Japan 0.07 1
346 Cell Innovator Co., Ltd., Japan 0.07 1
347 KAN Research Institute, Inc., Japan 0.07 1
348 National Hospital Organization Osaka National Hospital, Japan 0.07 1
348 Kansai University of Health Sciences, Japan 0.07 1
348 Suzuka University of Medical Science (SUMS), Japan 0.07 1
348 Social Insurance Central General Hospital, Japan 0.07 1
348 IMAGICA Imageworks, Inc., Japan 0.07 1
349 Institute for Adult Diseases, Asahi Life Foundation, Japan 0.07 2
350 Shizuoka Cancer Center, Japan 0.06 1
351 Osaka Electro-Communication University (OECU), Japan 0.06 1
351 The University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan 0.06 1
351 National Institute of Technology, Wakayama College, Japan 0.06 1
351 U-Medico Corporation, Japan 0.06 1
351 Institute for Quantum Chemical Exploration (IQCE), Japan 0.06 1
352 Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical Center, Japan 0.06 1
352 Kinki-chuo Chest Medical Center, Japan 0.06 1
352 Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT), Japan 0.06 1

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