2019 tables: Institutions

The 2019 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2017 Share 2018 Count 2018 Change in Adjusted Share 2017-2018*
1 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 472.05 448.83 1,191 -10.3%
2 Kyoto University, Japan 307.24 289.61 761 -11.0%
3 Osaka University, Japan 188.74 171.56 497 -14.2%
4 Tohoku University, Japan 142.81 166.72 445 10.2%
5 RIKEN, Japan 153.05 160.44 616 -1.1%
6 Nagoya University, Japan 121.18 131.65 432 2.5%
7 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 130.47 126.80 368 -8.3%
8 Hokkaido University, Japan 116.17 114.17 286 -7.2%
9 Kyushu University, Japan 97.34 87.70 313 -15.0%
10 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 73.52 73.25 284 -6.0%
11 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 63.06 70.14 233 5.0%
12 Keio University, Japan 62.11 55.97 128 -15.0%
13 University of Tsukuba, Japan 40.09 39.56 215 -6.9%
14 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 28.00 34.24 172 15.4%
15 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 27.42 33.55 97 15.5%
16 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 21.17 31.09 67 38.6%
17 Okayama University, Japan 28.97 30.71 140 0.0%
18 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 28.91 29.73 119 -3.0%
19 Chiba University, Japan 20.38 27.39 89 26.8%
20 Waseda University, Japan 32.47 26.56 138 -22.8%
21 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 21.78 25.59 98 10.9%
22 Kobe University, Japan 28.13 24.31 131 -18.4%
23 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan 19.04 23.69 198 17.4%
24 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 18.96 23.11 73 15.0%
25 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 20.17 18.83 39 -11.9%
26 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 15.83 17.98 124 7.2%
27 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 16.51 16.84 35 -3.7%
28 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 7.11 16.56 39 119.9%
29 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 15.73 16.42 55 -1.5%
30 Kumamoto University, Japan 18.03 15.87 51 -16.9%
31 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 17.28 15.21 43 -16.9%
32 Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Japan 13.13 14.99 84 7.8%
33 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 14.21 14.37 118 -4.6%
34 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 10.04 14.20 109 33.5%
35 Shizuoka University, Japan 8.60 14.14 30 55.2%
36 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Japan 8.40 11.86 77 33.3%
37 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan 13.90 11.79 111 -19.9%
38 Chuo University, Japan 7.89 11.24 28 34.4%
39 University of Hyogo, Japan 5.18 10.99 32 100.3%
40 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 16.26 10.66 26 -38.1%
41 Ehime University, Japan 11.45 10.44 31 -13.9%
42 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 9.40 9.93 46 -0.3%
43 National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan 5.44 9.92 43 72.1%
44 Gifu University, Japan 2.17 9.74 37 324.8%
45 Toyota Group, Japan 7.99 9.53 25 12.6%
46 University of Toyama, Japan 8.03 9.47 26 11.3%
47 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 9.80 9.26 27 -10.8%
48 Gunma University, Japan 10.33 8.67 31 -20.8%
49 University of Yamanashi, Japan 7.04 8.54 27 14.6%
50 Yamagata University, Japan 7.17 8.22 34 8.3%
51 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 13.27 8.14 38 -42.1%
52 Tokushima University, Japan 6.01 7.92 29 24.3%
53 Ritsumeikan University, Japan 10.23 7.89 36 -27.2%
54 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 5.10 7.75 28 43.3%
55 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan 7.02 7.60 54 2.2%
56 Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan 6.51 7.52 19 9.0%
57 Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan 10.14 7.35 20 -31.6%
58 National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Japan 8.80 7.31 34 -21.6%
59 University of the Ryukyus, Japan 3.78 6.93 32 72.8%
60 Niigata University, Japan 11.46 6.74 45 -44.5%
61 The Kitasato Institute, Japan 10.86 6.72 21 -41.6%
62 University of Fukui, Japan 5.18 6.54 20 19.2%
63 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 5.69 6.46 21 7.2%
64 Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Japan 7.75 6.38 23 -22.3%
65 Kindai University, Japan 11.94 6.28 26 -50.3%
66 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 4.82 6.23 26 21.9%
67 Konan University, Japan 3.82 6.20 15 53.2%
68 Institute of Microbial Chemistry (IMC), Japan 10.05 6.17 10 -42.0%
69 Toho University, Japan 1.32 6.16 37 340.8%
70 National Cancer Center (NCC), Japan 2.95 6.06 25 94.0%
71 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 7.92 6.03 20 -28.1%
72 National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan 6.88 6.01 36 -17.5%
73 Shimane University, Japan 2.74 5.99 15 106.3%
74 Rikkyo University, Japan 6.87 5.86 25 -19.5%
75 Nagoya City University, Japan 5.14 5.78 21 6.2%
76 Doshisha University, Japan 6.96 5.70 18 -22.7%
77 Gakushuin University, Japan 3.28 5.68 13 63.6%
78 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (IGAKUKEN), Japan 7.55 5.64 10 -29.5%
79 Ibaraki University, Japan 7.30 5.63 20 -27.2%
80 Tokai University, Japan 3.48 5.60 22 51.9%
81 Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (TUPLS), Japan 3.93 5.58 11 34.2%
82 Nara Women's University (NWU), Japan 1.59 5.57 45 230.1%
83 Yamaguchi University, Japan 7.79 5.53 20 -33.0%
84 Nihon University, Japan 5.79 5.37 29 -12.6%
85 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 7.91 5.28 8 -37.0%
86 Kanagawa University, Japan 5.29 5.28 23 -5.8%
87 Saitama University, Japan 9.44 5.09 25 -49.1%
88 Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), Japan 4.37 5.01 16 8.4%
89 Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan 9.76 5.01 13 -51.5%
90 University of Shizuoka, Japan 10.16 4.65 9 -56.8%
91 Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan 2.67 4.49 23 59.0%
92 Nagasaki University, Japan 9.70 4.39 20 -57.2%
93 National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Japan 3.38 4.38 8 22.3%
94 Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Japan 2.95 4.05 5 29.5%
95 University of Miyazaki, Japan 4.83 4.01 25 -21.6%
96 Kochi University of Technology, Japan 4.67 3.93 9 -20.6%
97 Spintronics Research Network of Japan (Spin-RnJ), Japan 2.25 3.81 53 59.8%
98 Kansai University, Japan 4.88 3.81 6 -26.3%
99 Mie University, Japan 2.90 3.72 17 21.1%
100 National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP), Japan 3.69 3.69 12 -5.5%
101 Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan 5.15 3.58 5 -34.3%
102 Sophia University, Japan 3.32 3.50 14 -0.4%
103 Juntendo University, Japan 5.65 3.45 21 -42.4%
104 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 1.97 3.38 14 62.3%
105 JEOL Ltd., Japan 2.43 3.13 24 22.0%
106 Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, Japan 0.42 3.05 9 590.9%
107 Meiji University, Japan 0.90 3.04 10 219.5%
108 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 3.69 3.03 21 -22.5%
109 Gifu Pharmaceutical University (GPU), Japan 6.16 2.95 5 -54.7%
110 Kochi University, Japan 3.76 2.91 21 -27.1%
111 Ochanomizu University, Japan 3.20 2.79 25 -17.7%
112 Kagoshima University, Japan 3.59 2.69 16 -29.3%
113 Tottori University, Japan 2.20 2.59 7 11.0%
114 Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research (JFCR), Japan 4.63 2.57 21 -47.7%
115 National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan 4.35 2.52 20 -45.4%
116 Akita University, Japan 3.18 2.51 10 -25.6%
117 Chubu University, Japan 3.75 2.48 16 -37.6%
118 Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, Japan 1.51 2.40 3 49.9%
119 Japan Fine Ceramics Center (JFCC), Japan 1.64 2.38 17 36.6%
120 Rigaku Corporation, Japan 2.48 2.37 14 -9.5%
121 Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (KISTEC), Japan 0.83 2.30 10 160.2%
122 Saga University, Japan 4.25 2.29 9 -49.1%
123 Fukuoka University, Japan 2.71 2.23 10 -22.4%
124 Meijo University, Japan 2.71 2.20 11 -23.4%
125 National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM), Japan 2.26 2.14 12 -10.6%
126 National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), Japan 1.92 2.06 14 1.6%
127 Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan 2.27 2.06 14 -14.5%
128 Saitama Medical University (SMU), Japan 1.45 2.01 12 31.5%
129 Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine (KPUM), Japan 3.87 2.00 9 -51.3%
130 Jichi Medical University, Japan 1.19 1.96 15 55.6%
131 National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition (NIBIOHN), Japan 1.32 1.96 11 40.0%
132 Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan 0.26 1.92 10 603.8%
133 Fukushima University, Japan 0.33 1.90 8 438.7%
134 Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 0.49 1.90 14 266.3%
135 Oita University, Japan 1.74 1.87 11 1.2%
136 Toyota Technological Institute (TTI), Japan 3.95 1.84 10 -56.0%
137 Peptide Institute, Inc., Japan 0.88 1.83 2 97.8%
138 Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan 1.89 1.83 9 -8.8%
139 Aichi University of Education, Japan 1.84 1.77 6 -9.2%
140 Tokushima Bunri University, Japan 1.86 1.73 8 -12.5%
141 Hoshi University, Japan 0.08 1.66 3 1,782.9%
142 Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Japan 1.04 1.64 5 49.3%
143 Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI), Japan 0.14 1.63 9 978.7%
144 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33 1.55 12 340.0%
145 Tokyo Medical University, Japan 0.13 1.53 7 1,057.7%
146 Hirosaki University, Japan 2.47 1.53 10 -41.6%
147 Panasonic Corporation, Japan 1.77 1.50 2 -20.2%
147 Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI), Japan 2.05 1.50 2 -30.8%
148 Fukushima Medical University (FMU), Japan 1.78 1.48 7 -21.4%
149 Iwate University, Japan 0.19 1.48 7 640.4%
150 Tamagawa University, Japan 1.81 1.45 4 -24.5%
151 FujiFilm Corporation, Japan 2.02 1.42 14 -33.4%
152 Marine Ecology Research Institute (MERI), Japan 1.40 2 N/A
153 Sony Corporation, Japan 2.21 1.40 3 -40.4%
154 Sosei Co., Ltd., Japan 1.58 1.38 8 -18.0%
155 Kazusa DNA Research Institute (KDRI), Japan 0.72 1.35 13 75.4%
156 Aichi Medical University, Japan 0.33 1.31 5 280.6%
157 National Center for Child Health and Development (NCCHD), Japan 0.94 1.29 8 30.2%
158 Toray Industries, Inc., Japan 0.78 1.28 13 53.8%
159 Kobe Pharmaceutical University, Japan 4.94 1.28 5 -75.6%
160 Kogakuin University, Japan 0.25 1.28 7 381.6%
161 National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (NCGG), Japan 0.70 1.27 4 70.8%
162 Kansai Medical University (KMU), Japan 0.19 1.26 7 519.0%
163 Comprehensive Research Organization for Science and Society (CROSS), Japan 1.15 1.24 10 2.1%
164 Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan 0.01 1.24 9 14,083.3%
165 The University of Aizu, Japan 1.20 3 N/A
166 Fujita Health University, Japan 0.96 1.18 8 16.0%
167 Kurume University, Japan 1.64 1.18 8 -32.3%
168 Suntory Foundation for Life Science (SUNBOR), Japan 0.95 1.17 2 16.0%
169 St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Japan 0.11 1.16 5 887.0%
170 National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS), Japan 0.83 1.15 4 32.0%
171 Meiji Gakuin University, Japan 1.14 5 N/A
172 National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center (NCVC), Japan 1.77 1.12 8 -40.4%
173 Fukuoka Dental College, Japan 0.67 1.12 3 57.4%
174 Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University (TMPU), Japan 0.35 1.07 4 187.2%
175 Okayama University of Science, Japan 1.69 1.05 7 -41.2%
176 Showa University, Japan 0.27 1.03 10 265.2%
177 Hosei University, Japan 0.27 1.02 4 258.4%
178 Tamura Corporation, Japan 0.49 1.01 6 94.8%
179 Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan 0.94 1.01 5 0.9%
180 Tokyo Women's Medical University (TWMU), Japan 2.25 1.01 9 -57.8%
181 NEC Corporation, Japan 0.19 1.00 1 389.4%
181 SCIOCS Co. Ltd., Japan 1.00 1 N/A
182 Novel Crystal Technology, Inc., Japan 0.13 1.00 5 604.0%
183 Osaka Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (ORIST), Japan 0.16 0.99 4 480.5%
184 The Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan 1.46 0.98 7 -36.3%
185 Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI), Japan 0.98 0.93 7 -10.4%
186 Osaka Medical College, Japan 0.92 0.90 6 -7.0%
187 Kagawa University, Japan 2.30 0.90 10 -63.0%
188 National Defense Academy of Japan (NDA), Japan 0.22 0.90 4 282.3%
189 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology (TMIG), Japan 0.79 0.90 7 7.2%
190 Kanazawa Medical University, Japan 0.35 0.88 8 139.5%
191 Nippon Medical School, Japan 2.89 0.87 8 -71.7%
192 Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT), Japan 0.82 0.86 5 -1.7%
193 Stanley Electric Co., Ltd., Japan 0.86 1 N/A
193 Teikyo Heisei University, Japan 0.86 1 N/A
194 Aichi Institute of Technology (AIT), Japan 1.09 0.83 4 -27.9%
195 Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan 0.80 0.80 4 -5.2%
196 Advantest Laboratories Ltd., Japan 0.80 1 N/A
196 Takasago International Corporation, Japan 0.80 1 N/A
197 NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories (NHK STRL), Japan 0.78 1 N/A
198 Shiga University of Medical Science (SUMS), Japan 1.60 0.77 8 -54.6%
199 Hyogo University of Health Sciences, Japan 0.14 0.75 1 399.7%
199 Tokiwa University, Japan 0.75 2 N/A
200 Kyoto Prefectural University, Japan 1.29 0.72 5 -47.5%
201 Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Japan 2.82 0.71 3 -76.3%
202 Japan Women's University, Japan 0.42 0.70 6 58.4%
203 Hokkai-Gakuen University, Japan 0.70 2 N/A
204 Toyota Physical and Chemical Research Institute, Japan 0.45 0.69 6 45.8%
205 Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan 0.53 0.69 2 21.6%
206 Osaka Women's and Children's Hospital, Japan 0.14 0.68 2 357.8%
207 Health and Kampo Institute, Japan 0.67 1 N/A
208 Kowa Company, Ltd., Japan 0.03 0.66 9 1,925.3%
209 Toyo University, Japan 1.11 0.66 5 -44.0%
210 Human Metabolome Technologies, Inc., Japan 0.64 1 N/A
211 Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan 0.61 0.63 7 -2.5%
212 Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., Japan 0.43 0.63 2 38.8%
213 Teikyo University, Japan 1.18 0.62 5 -50.2%
214 Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Japan 0.57 0.62 2 3.6%
215 ULVAC, Inc., Japan 0.16 0.62 2 262.7%
216 Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Japan 1.42 0.60 4 -60.0%
217 Azabu University, Japan 1.01 0.60 3 -44.3%
218 Seikei Gakuen, Japan 0.99 0.58 2 -44.1%
218 Toei Scientific Industrial Co., Ltd., Japan 0.58 1 N/A
219 Japanese Red Cross Society, Japan 0.53 0.58 11 4.0%
220 TDK Corporation, Japan 0.93 0.57 1 -41.9%
221 Takara Bio Inc., Japan 0.02 0.57 3 3,162.5%
222 Nippon Sheet Glass Group (NSG Group), Japan 0.39 0.56 7 36.3%
223 International Christian University (ICU), Japan 0.40 0.56 3 30.6%
224 Musashino University, Japan 0.53 2 N/A
225 Aichi Cancer Center, Japan 0.52 0.53 3 -4.7%
226 Konica Minolta, Inc., Japan 0.43 0.52 3 14.1%
227 Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Japan 0.07 0.51 3 560.5%
228 National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya (NIFS), Japan 0.00 0.50 1 15,095.6%
228 Chiba Institute of Science, Japan 0.14 0.50 1 230.3%
228 National Institute of Technology, Kushiro College, Japan 0.50 0.50 1 -5.6%
228 Amine Pharma Research Institute Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 1 N/A
228 National Institute of Technology, Tokyo College, Japan 0.50 1 N/A
228 Hyogo University of Teacher Education, Japan 0.50 1 N/A
228 National Institute of Technology, Gifu College, Japan 0.50 1 N/A
228 National Institute of Technology, Gunma College, Japan 0.50 1 N/A
228 Tohoku Steel Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 1 N/A
228 Kokushikan University, Japan 0.50 1 N/A
229 University of Kitakyushu, Japan 0.94 0.49 3 -50.4%
230 National Defense Medical College, Japan 0.56 0.48 2 -20.1%
231 Hokkaido University of Education, Japan 0.47 2 N/A
232 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Japan 1.37 0.47 5 -67.7%
233 National Museum of Nature and Science (Kahaku), Japan 0.52 0.47 4 -15.1%
234 The Noguchi Institute, Japan 0.47 2 N/A
235 Fujitsu Ltd., Japan 0.51 0.46 8 -14.2%
236 JSR Corporation, Japan 0.47 0.46 11 -6.6%
237 The Open University of Japan, Japan 0.50 0.45 4 -14.2%
238 Aoi Electronics Co., Ltd., Japan 0.44 1 N/A
239 Olympus Corporation, Japan 0.05 0.43 1 668.5%
239 FLOSFIA Inc., Japan 0.43 1 N/A
239 Metawater Co., Ltd., Japan 0.43 1 N/A
239 Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Japan 0.43 1 N/A
240 Sysmex Corporation, Japan 0.13 0.42 7 196.8%
241 Hayashibara Co., Ltd., Japan 0.42 1 N/A
241 Nippon Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd., Japan 0.42 3 N/A
242 Setsunan University, Japan 1.01 0.41 5 -61.4%
243 Tokyo Gakugei University (TGU), Japan 1.81 0.41 3 -78.4%
244 Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 0.41 3 -22.9%
245 Toin University of Yokohama, Japan 0.14 0.40 2 167.4%
246 Products Innovation Association (PIA), Japan 0.40 1 N/A
247 Asahi Kasei Corporation, Japan 1.40 0.39 5 -73.5%
248 Tokyo Kasei University, Japan 0.41 0.39 3 -10.4%
249 Miraca Holdings Inc., Japan 0.33 0.38 15 8.4%
250 Matsumoto Dental University (MDU), Japan 0.21 0.38 4 72.7%
251 Research Institute for Electromagnetic Materials, Japan 0.60 0.38 1 -41.0%
251 Tokuyama Corporation, Japan 0.55 0.38 1 -35.4%
252 Renesas Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Japan 0.36 1 N/A
253 Horiba, Ltd., Japan 0.36 2 N/A
254 Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.85 0.36 3 -60.0%
255 Utsunomiya University, Japan 1.43 0.36 5 -76.3%
256 Toyama Prefectural University, Japan 2.20 0.36 3 -84.6%
257 Kyodo Milk Industry Co., Ltd., Japan 0.36 1 N/A
258 MicroBiopharm Japan Co., Ltd. (MBJ), Japan 0.01 0.35 7 3,937.2%
259 Aichi Science and Technology Foundation, Japan 0.13 0.35 3 165.2%
260 Toyobo Co., Ltd., Japan 0.35 2 N/A
261 Nihon Waters K.K., Japan 0.35 2 N/A
262 Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA), Japan 0.31 0.35 4 5.2%
263 Ushio Inc., Japan 0.13 0.33 1 151.7%
263 Hokkaido Research Organization (HRO), Japan 0.25 0.33 1 25.8%
263 Immuno-Biological Laboratories Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33 0.33 1 -5.6%
263 Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), Japan 0.44 0.33 1 -29.2%
263 Public Works Research Institute (PWRI), Japan 0.33 1 N/A
263 PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC, Japan 0.33 1 N/A
263 Topcon Corporation, Japan 0.33 1 N/A
263 Association for the Development of Earthquake Prediction, Japan 0.33 1 N/A
263 Sharp Corporation, Japan 0.33 1 N/A
263 Ichikawa Koumuten Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33 1 N/A
263 Fukui Prefectural Police Headquarters, Japan 0.33 1 N/A
264 Inpex Corporation, Japan 0.18 0.33 3 71.0%
265 Sapporo Medical University, Japan 1.19 0.33 4 -74.1%
266 Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences (NUPALS), Japan 0.33 3 N/A
267 Osaka Ohtani University, Japan 0.17 0.33 3 84.0%
268 Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries (GPI), Japan 0.32 3 N/A
269 Meisei Gakuen, Japan 0.01 0.32 2 5,755.1%
269 Japan Coast Guard (JCG), Japan 0.33 0.32 2 -9.0%
270 Thinkcyte Inc., Japan 0.32 1 N/A
271 Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University (NVLU), Japan 0.04 0.31 2 666.9%
271 National Livestock Breeding Center (NLBC), Japan 0.31 1 N/A
271 Nisshinbo Holdings Inc., Japan 0.31 1 N/A
272 Institute of Systems, Information Technologies and Nanotechnologies (ISIT), Japan 0.84 0.31 2 -64.9%
273 Ishikawa Prefectural University, Japan 0.38 0.31 2 -22.1%
274 Iwate Biotechnology Research Center (IBRC), Japan 0.29 0.31 3 0.0%
275 Kyorin University, Japan 0.17 0.30 4 70.1%
276 The University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan 0.21 0.30 1 37.8%
276 Tokyo Denki University, Japan 0.61 0.30 1 -53.5%
277 Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Japan 0.30 3 N/A
278 Iwate Medical University, Japan 1.98 0.30 6 -85.9%
279 Osaka Sangyo University, Japan 0.29 4 N/A
280 National Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Japan 0.67 0.29 1 -59.6%
280 Kirin Holdings Company Limited, Japan 0.71 0.29 1 -61.9%
280 Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan 0.75 0.29 1 -64.2%
281 Ryukoku University, Japan 2.45 0.28 2 -89.2%
282 Marine Works Japan Ltd., Japan 0.13 0.27 2 107.2%
283 Wakayama Medical University, Japan 1.17 0.27 4 -78.0%
284 Alps Pharmaceutical lnd. Co., Ltd., Japan 0.27 1 N/A
285 Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd., Japan 0.16 0.26 8 51.8%
286 Repertoire Genesis Inc., Japan 0.04 0.26 2 459.9%
287 Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan 0.05 0.25 3 413.9%
288 Chitose Institute of Science and Technology, Japan 0.07 0.25 1 230.3%
288 Prefectural University of Kumamoto (PUK), Japan 0.63 0.25 1 -62.8%
288 Hokuto Corporation, Japan 0.25 1 N/A
288 Japan Radiation Engineering Co., Ltd. (JREC), Japan 0.25 1 N/A
288 NESI Inc., Japan 0.25 1 N/A
288 National Institute of Technology, Maizuru College, Japan 0.25 1 N/A
288 Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd., Japan 0.25 1 N/A
288 Public Works Research Institute, Japan 0.25 1 N/A
288 Cell Science and Technology Institute, Inc. (CSTI), Japan 0.25 1 N/A
288 Yasuda Women's University, Japan 0.25 1 N/A
288 Takahata Precision Japan Co. Ltd. (TPJP), Japan 0.25 1 N/A
288 South Konandai Science Research, Japan 0.25 1 N/A
288 Seikagaku Corporation, Japan 0.25 1 N/A
288 CTI Engineering Co., Ltd., Japan 0.25 1 N/A
289 Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Japan 1.27 0.24 7 -82.1%
290 Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC), Japan 0.24 3 N/A
291 National Institute of Technology, Ibaraki College, Japan 0.06 0.24 3 268.2%
292 National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE), Japan 0.24 1 N/A
293 National Hospital Organization Osaka National Hospital, Japan 0.24 3 N/A
294 Toyo Suisan Kaisha, Ltd., Japan 0.23 1 N/A
295 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), Japan 0.07 0.23 3 200.8%
296 The Institute of Applied Energy (IAE), Japan 0.04 0.23 4 410.2%
297 Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd. (TOK), Japan 0.22 1 N/A
297 NBC Meshtec, Inc., Japan 0.22 1 N/A
298 Aichi Gakuin University (AGU), Japan 0.17 0.22 2 21.0%
299 Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd., Japan 0.56 0.22 7 -63.2%
300 Nikon Corporation, Japan 0.38 0.21 2 -49.6%
301 Kanomax Japan, Inc., Japan 0.20 1 N/A
301 Daiichi Kigenso Kagaku Kogyo Co., Ltd., Japan 0.20 1 N/A
301 Organization of Volcanic Disaster Mitigation, Japan 0.20 1 N/A
301 Anti-Aging Science Inc., Japan 0.20 1 N/A
301 MOLSIS Inc., Japan 0.20 1 N/A
301 Wakayama University, Japan 0.20 1 N/A
302 National Institute of Technology, Kagoshima College, Japan 0.20 4 N/A
303 National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities (NRCD), Japan 0.85 0.19 1 -79.2%
304 JNC Corporation, Japan 0.70 0.18 2 -75.2%
305 Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., Japan 0.40 0.18 1 -57.1%
306 Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, Japan 0.18 2 N/A
307 Megakaryon Corporation, Japan 0.18 1 N/A
307 Toneyama National Hospital, Japan 0.13 0.18 2 24.6%
308 Shiga University, Japan 0.17 3 N/A
309 Kobe City College of Technology, Japan 0.06 0.17 2 183.1%
309 Kumamoto Industrial Research Institute, Japan 0.12 0.17 1 32.1%
309 Ube Industries Ltd., Japan 0.40 0.17 1 -60.7%
309 ENEOS Corporation, Japan 0.48 0.17 1 -67.5%
309 Soka University, Japan 0.17 1 N/A
309 National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College, Japan 0.17 1 N/A
309 Hayakawa Institute of Seismo Electromagnetics Co. Ltd.(Hi‐SEM), Japan 0.17 1 N/A
309 Yokohama Environmental Science Research Institute, Japan 0.17 1 N/A
309 Techno-Synergy, Inc., Japan 0.17 1 N/A
309 Asia Air Survey Co., Ltd., Japan 0.17 1 N/A
309 Yokohama Soei University, Japan 0.17 1 N/A
309 Osaka Organic Chemical Industry Ltd., Japan 0.17 1 N/A
309 Maxnet Co., Ltd., Japan 0.17 1 N/A
309 Aichi Prefectural University, Japan 0.17 1 N/A
310 National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College, Japan 0.31 0.16 2 -51.1%
311 Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Japan 0.18 0.16 2 -18.0%
312 Saitama Cancer Center, Japan 0.11 0.15 1 27.4%
312 Kawasaki Institute of Industry Promotion, Japan 0.80 0.15 1 -82.3%
313 The Nippon Dental University, Japan 0.41 0.15 12 -65.7%
314 Asahikawa Medical University, Japan 1.48 0.15 3 -90.6%
315 Kansai University of Health Sciences, Japan 0.15 1 N/A
316 Saitama Children's Medical Center, Japan 0.07 0.15 2 101.1%
317 Tochigi Cancer Center Research Institute, Japan 0.14 2 N/A
318 Central Institute for Experimental Animals, Japan 0.27 0.14 2 -50.6%
319 Kobe Gakuin University, Japan 0.04 0.14 1 228.7%
319 Nissan Chemical Corporation, Japan 0.11 0.14 1 21.3%
319 Imabari City Waterworks Bureau, Japan 0.14 1 N/A
319 Morioka City Waterworks and Sewerage Bureau, Japan 0.14 1 N/A
319 Nagoya City Environmental Science Research Institute, Japan 0.14 1 N/A
319 Hanshin Water Supply Authority, Japan 0.14 1 N/A
319 Osaka Department of Public Health and Medical Affairs, Japan 0.14 1 N/A
319 National Institute of Technology, Ariake College, Japan 0.14 1 N/A
319 Tokai Gakuin University, Japan 0.14 1 N/A
319 Okinawa Prefectural Government, Japan 0.14 1 N/A
320 Miyagi University of Education, Japan 0.02 0.14 4 690.7%
321 Hiroshima City University (HCU), Japan 0.23 0.14 3 -42.1%
322 SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 0.44 0.13 1 -71.7%
322 Kokugakuin University, Japan 0.13 1 N/A
322 Himeji Dokkyo University, Japan 0.13 1 N/A
323 ZEON Corporation, Japan 0.05 0.13 1 136.0%
323 National Institute of Technology, Hiroshima College, Japan 0.07 0.13 1 77.0%
323 The Nippon Foundation, Japan 0.10 0.13 1 18.0%
323 Japan Environmental Sanitation Center (JESC), Japan 0.13 1 N/A
323 Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI), Japan 0.13 1 N/A
323 Institute for Quantum Chemical Exploration (IQCE), Japan 0.13 1 N/A
323 Saitama Prefectural Rehabilitation Center, Japan 0.13 1 N/A
323 Saga Prefectural Livestock Experiment Station, Japan 0.13 1 N/A
323 Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan 0.13 1 N/A
323 PI-Crystal, Inc., Japan 0.13 1 N/A
323 Tokyo University of Technology (TUT), Japan 0.13 1 N/A
323 Osaka Gas Co. Ltd., Japan 0.13 1 N/A
324 Kanagawa Children's Medical Center, Japan 0.07 0.12 2 63.7%
325 Nagoya Medical Center, Japan 0.21 0.12 3 -47.5%
326 Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., Japan 0.13 0.12 4 -11.0%
327 Sojo University, Japan 0.13 0.11 1 -16.1%
327 Yokohama University of Pharmacy, Japan 0.23 0.11 1 -53.6%
327 National Institute of Technology, Tsuruoka College, Japan 0.25 0.11 1 -58.1%
327 Kumamoto Institute for Photo-Electro Organics (Phoenics), Japan 0.90 0.11 1 -88.4%
327 Foundation for Computational Science (FOCUS), Japan 0.11 1 N/A
328 Kawasaki Medical University, Japan 0.59 0.11 3 -82.4%
329 Nozomi Hospital, Japan 0.11 2 N/A
330 Fujikura Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.11 1 13,299.0%
331 Research Organization for Information Science and Technology (RIST), Japan 0.52 0.10 2 -81.4%
332 Rissho University, Japan 0.09 0.10 1 3.8%
332 Niigata University of International and Information Studies (NUIS), Japan 0.25 0.10 1 -62.2%
332 Toranomon Hospital, Japan 0.26 0.10 1 -63.5%
332 Kyushu Dental University (KDU), Japan 0.54 0.10 1 -82.5%
332 Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Sanyo-Onoda City University, Japan 0.10 1 N/A
332 Kanagawa University of Human Services, Japan 0.10 1 N/A
332 The United Nations University, Japan 0.10 1 N/A
332 CeSPIA, Inc., Japan 0.10 1 N/A
333 Showa General Hospital, Japan 0.10 1 N/A
334 Toyama Chemical Co., Japan 0.09 1 N/A
335 Akita Prefectural University, Japan 1.67 0.09 1 -94.9%
335 NB Health Laboratory Co. Ltd. (NBHL), Japan 0.09 1 N/A
335 Nagoya City Science Museum, Japan 0.09 1 N/A
335 KOTAI Biotechnologies, Inc., Japan 0.09 1 N/A
335 Renesas Electronics Corporation, Japan 0.09 1 N/A
335 J-Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan 0.09 1 N/A
336 Tsurumi University, Japan 0.04 0.09 2 103.1%
337 Kibi International University, Japan 0.09 2 N/A
338 National Institute of Technology, Fukushima College, Japan 0.25 0.09 2 -67.0%
339 Unisoku Co., Ltd., Japan 0.17 0.08 1 -52.8%
339 Tohoku Gakuin University, Japan 0.26 0.08 1 -69.7%
339 Research Institute for Production Development, Japan 0.35 0.08 1 -77.5%
339 Shimizu Corporation, Japan 0.08 1 N/A
339 Kurume Institute of Technology, Japan 0.08 1 N/A
339 Toyohashi Sozo University, Japan 0.08 1 N/A
339 iMed Japan Inc., Japan 0.08 1 N/A
339 Teikyo University of Science, Japan 0.08 1 N/A
339 Nayoro Observatory, Japan 0.08 1 N/A
339 Morinaga & Co., Ltd., Japan 0.08 1 N/A
339 Koshien University, Japan 0.08 2 N/A
339 Yokohama Zoological Gardens (Zoorasia), Japan 0.08 1 N/A
339 Osaka Prefecture Research Institute of Environment Agriculture and Fisheries, Japan 0.08 1 N/A
340 Rhelixa, Inc., Japan 0.08 2 N/A
341 Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Japan 0.72 0.08 1 -89.7%
342 International University of Health and Welfare (IUHW), Japan 0.34 0.08 2 -78.8%
343 Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science, Japan 0.07 0.07 76 1.7%
344 Japan Monkey Centre (JMC), Japan 0.07 3 N/A
345 Shigei Medical Research Institute, Japan 0.13 0.07 1 -46.1%
345 Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan 0.17 0.07 1 -59.6%
345 Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.07 1 N/A
345 Peccell Technologies, Inc., Japan 0.07 1 N/A
345 Nichia Corporation, Japan 0.07 1 N/A
345 Kanto Gakuin University, Japan 0.07 1 N/A
345 NRL Pharma, Inc., Japan 0.07 1 N/A
346 Showa Pharmaceutical University, Japan 2.99 0.07 13 -97.8%
347 FMC Tokyo Clinic, Japan 0.07 1 N/A
347 Niigata Prefectural Museum of History, Japan 0.07 1 N/A
347 Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare, Japan 0.07 1 N/A
347 Foundation for Advancement of International Science (FAIS), Japan 0.07 1 N/A
347 Tokyo Seiei College (TSC), Japan 0.07 1 N/A
348 Osaka Electro-Communication University (OECU), Japan 0.06 3 N/A
349 Tsuru University, Japan 0.06 1 N/A
349 University of Tokyo Health Sciences, Japan 0.06 1 N/A
349 Toyama Prefectural Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries Research Center, Japan 0.06 1 N/A
349 Morinaga Dairy Service Co., Ltd., Japan 0.06 1 N/A
349 Hiroshima Prefectural Technology Research Institute, Japan 0.06 1 N/A
350 Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts, Japan 0.22 0.06 1 -75.0%
350 Niigata College of Medical Technology, Japan 0.06 1 N/A
351 Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation (FBRI), Japan 0.40 0.06 2 -86.4%
352 UACJ Corporation, Japan 0.00 0.06 1 6,971.7%
352 Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical Center, Japan 0.10 0.06 1 -44.9%
352 Tokyo Zokei University, Japan 0.06 1 N/A
352 Dynacom Co., Ltd., Japan 0.06 1 N/A
352 Tokyo Metropolitan Bokutoh Hospital, Japan 0.06 1 N/A
352 Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT), Japan 0.06 1 N/A
352 Rakuno Gakuen University (RGU), Japan 0.06 1 N/A
352 Shizuoka Institute of Epilepsy and Neurological Disorders, Japan 0.06 1 N/A
352 Ehime Rehabilitation Center for Children, Japan 0.06 1 N/A
353 Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Japan 0.52 0.06 7 -90.0%
354 Ceres, Inc., Japan 0.02 0.05 2 242.8%
355 Organ Technologies, Inc., Japan 0.05 1 N/A
356 Earthnote Co., Ltd., Japan 0.05 1 N/A
356 Asahi Geo Survei Co, Ltd. (AGS), Japan 0.05 1 N/A

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