2019 tables: Institutions - corporate

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 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 7.11 16.56 39 119.9%
2 Toyota Group, Japan 7.99 9.53 25 12.6%
3 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 5.69 6.46 21 7.2%
4 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 4.82 6.23 26 21.9%
5 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 7.91 5.28 8 -37.0%
6 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 1.97 3.38 14 62.3%
7 JEOL Ltd., Japan 2.43 3.13 24 22.0%
8 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 3.69 3.03 21 -22.5%
9 Rigaku Corporation, Japan 2.48 2.37 14 -9.5%
10 Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan 2.27 2.06 14 -14.5%
11 Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 0.49 1.90 14 266.3%
12 Peptide Institute, Inc., Japan 0.88 1.83 2 97.8%
13 Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Japan 1.04 1.64 5 49.3%
14 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33 1.55 12 340.0%
15 Panasonic Corporation, Japan 1.77 1.50 2 -20.2%
16 FujiFilm Corporation, Japan 2.02 1.42 14 -33.4%
17 Sony Corporation, Japan 2.21 1.40 3 -40.4%
18 Sosei Co., Ltd., Japan 1.58 1.38 8 -18.0%
19 Toray Industries, Inc., Japan 0.78 1.28 13 53.8%
20 Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan 0.01 1.24 9 14,083.3%
21 Tamura Corporation, Japan 0.49 1.01 6 94.8%
22 NEC Corporation, Japan 0.19 1.00 1 389.4%
22 SCIOCS Co. Ltd., Japan 1.00 1 N/A
23 Novel Crystal Technology, Inc., Japan 0.13 1.00 5 604.0%
24 Stanley Electric Co., Ltd., Japan 0.86 1 N/A
25 Advantest Laboratories Ltd., Japan 0.80 1 N/A
25 Takasago International Corporation, Japan 0.80 1 N/A
26 NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories (NHK STRL), Japan 0.78 1 N/A
27 Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan 0.53 0.69 2 21.6%
28 Health and Kampo Institute, Japan 0.67 1 N/A
29 Kowa Company, Ltd., Japan 0.03 0.66 9 1,925.3%
30 Human Metabolome Technologies, Inc., Japan 0.64 1 N/A
31 Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., Japan 0.43 0.63 2 38.8%
32 Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Japan 0.57 0.62 2 3.6%
33 ULVAC, Inc., Japan 0.16 0.62 2 262.7%
34 Toei Scientific Industrial Co., Ltd., Japan 0.58 1 N/A
35 TDK Corporation, Japan 0.93 0.57 1 -41.9%
36 Takara Bio Inc., Japan 0.02 0.57 3 3,162.5%
37 Nippon Sheet Glass Group (NSG Group), Japan 0.39 0.56 7 36.3%
38 Konica Minolta, Inc., Japan 0.43 0.52 3 14.1%
39 Amine Pharma Research Institute Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 1 N/A
39 Tohoku Steel Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 1 N/A
40 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Japan 1.37 0.47 5 -67.7%
41 Fujitsu Ltd., Japan 0.51 0.46 8 -14.2%
42 JSR Corporation, Japan 0.47 0.46 11 -6.6%
43 Aoi Electronics Co., Ltd., Japan 0.44 1 N/A
44 Olympus Corporation, Japan 0.05 0.43 1 668.5%
44 FLOSFIA Inc., Japan 0.43 1 N/A
44 Metawater Co., Ltd., Japan 0.43 1 N/A
44 Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Japan 0.43 1 N/A
45 Sysmex Corporation, Japan 0.13 0.42 7 196.8%
46 Hayashibara Co., Ltd., Japan 0.42 1 N/A
46 Nippon Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd., Japan 0.42 3 N/A
47 Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 0.41 3 -22.9%
48 Asahi Kasei Corporation, Japan 1.40 0.39 5 -73.5%
49 Miraca Holdings Inc., Japan 0.33 0.38 15 8.4%
50 Tokuyama Corporation, Japan 0.55 0.38 1 -35.4%
51 Renesas Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Japan 0.36 1 N/A
52 Horiba, Ltd., Japan 0.36 2 N/A
53 Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.85 0.36 3 -60.0%
54 Kyodo Milk Industry Co., Ltd., Japan 0.36 1 N/A
55 MicroBiopharm Japan Co., Ltd. (MBJ), Japan 0.01 0.35 7 3,937.2%
56 Toyobo Co., Ltd., Japan 0.35 2 N/A
57 Nihon Waters K.K., Japan 0.35 2 N/A
58 Ushio Inc., Japan 0.13 0.33 1 151.7%
58 Immuno-Biological Laboratories Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33 0.33 1 -5.6%
58 Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), Japan 0.44 0.33 1 -29.2%
58 PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC, Japan 0.33 1 N/A
58 Topcon Corporation, Japan 0.33 1 N/A
58 Sharp Corporation, Japan 0.33 1 N/A
58 Ichikawa Koumuten Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33 1 N/A
59 Inpex Corporation, Japan 0.18 0.33 3 71.0%
60 Thinkcyte Inc., Japan 0.32 1 N/A
61 Nisshinbo Holdings Inc., Japan 0.31 1 N/A
62 Kirin Holdings Company Limited, Japan 0.71 0.29 1 -61.9%
63 Marine Works Japan Ltd., Japan 0.13 0.27 2 107.2%
64 Alps Pharmaceutical lnd. Co., Ltd., Japan 0.27 1 N/A
65 Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd., Japan 0.16 0.26 8 51.8%
66 Repertoire Genesis Inc., Japan 0.04 0.26 2 459.9%
67 Hokuto Corporation, Japan 0.25 1 N/A
67 Japan Radiation Engineering Co., Ltd. (JREC), Japan 0.25 1 N/A
67 NESI Inc., Japan 0.25 1 N/A
67 Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd., Japan 0.25 1 N/A
67 Cell Science and Technology Institute, Inc. (CSTI), Japan 0.25 1 N/A
67 Takahata Precision Japan Co. Ltd. (TPJP), Japan 0.25 1 N/A
67 South Konandai Science Research, Japan 0.25 1 N/A
67 Seikagaku Corporation, Japan 0.25 1 N/A
67 CTI Engineering Co., Ltd., Japan 0.25 1 N/A
68 Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Japan 1.27 0.24 7 -82.1%
69 Toyo Suisan Kaisha, Ltd., Japan 0.23 1 N/A
70 Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd. (TOK), Japan 0.22 1 N/A
70 NBC Meshtec, Inc., Japan 0.22 1 N/A
71 Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd., Japan 0.56 0.22 7 -63.2%
72 Nikon Corporation, Japan 0.38 0.21 2 -49.6%
73 Kanomax Japan, Inc., Japan 0.20 1 N/A
73 Daiichi Kigenso Kagaku Kogyo Co., Ltd., Japan 0.20 1 N/A
73 Anti-Aging Science Inc., Japan 0.20 1 N/A
73 MOLSIS Inc., Japan 0.20 1 N/A
74 JNC Corporation, Japan 0.70 0.18 2 -75.2%
75 Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., Japan 0.40 0.18 1 -57.1%
76 Megakaryon Corporation, Japan 0.18 1 N/A
77 Ube Industries Ltd., Japan 0.40 0.17 1 -60.7%
77 ENEOS Corporation, Japan 0.48 0.17 1 -67.5%
77 Hayakawa Institute of Seismo Electromagnetics Co. Ltd.(Hi‐SEM), Japan 0.17 1 N/A
77 Techno-Synergy, Inc., Japan 0.17 1 N/A
77 Asia Air Survey Co., Ltd., Japan 0.17 1 N/A
77 Osaka Organic Chemical Industry Ltd., Japan 0.17 1 N/A
77 Maxnet Co., Ltd., Japan 0.17 1 N/A
78 Nissan Chemical Corporation, Japan 0.11 0.14 1 21.3%
79 SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 0.44 0.13 1 -71.7%
80 ZEON Corporation, Japan 0.05 0.13 1 136.0%
80 PI-Crystal, Inc., Japan 0.13 1 N/A
80 Osaka Gas Co. Ltd., Japan 0.13 1 N/A
81 Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., Japan 0.13 0.12 4 -11.0%
82 Fujikura Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.11 1 13,299.0%
83 CeSPIA, Inc., Japan 0.10 1 N/A
84 Toyama Chemical Co., Japan 0.09 1 N/A
85 NB Health Laboratory Co. Ltd. (NBHL), Japan 0.09 1 N/A
85 KOTAI Biotechnologies, Inc., Japan 0.09 1 N/A
85 Renesas Electronics Corporation, Japan 0.09 1 N/A
85 J-Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan 0.09 1 N/A
86 Unisoku Co., Ltd., Japan 0.17 0.08 1 -52.8%
86 Shimizu Corporation, Japan 0.08 1 N/A
86 iMed Japan Inc., Japan 0.08 1 N/A
86 Morinaga & Co., Ltd., Japan 0.08 1 N/A
87 Rhelixa, Inc., Japan 0.08 2 N/A
88 Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan 0.17 0.07 1 -59.6%
88 Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.07 1 N/A
88 Peccell Technologies, Inc., Japan 0.07 1 N/A
88 Nichia Corporation, Japan 0.07 1 N/A
88 NRL Pharma, Inc., Japan 0.07 1 N/A
89 Morinaga Dairy Service Co., Ltd., Japan 0.06 1 N/A
90 UACJ Corporation, Japan 0.00 0.06 1 6,971.7%
90 Dynacom Co., Ltd., Japan 0.06 1 N/A
91 Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Japan 0.52 0.06 7 -90.0%
92 Ceres, Inc., Japan 0.02 0.05 2 242.8%
93 Organ Technologies, Inc., Japan 0.05 1 N/A
94 Earthnote Co., Ltd., Japan 0.05 1 N/A
94 Asahi Geo Survei Co, Ltd. (AGS), Japan 0.05 1 N/A
94 Satake Chemical Equipment Manufacturing Ltd., Japan 0.05 1 N/A
95 Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd. (MKI), Japan 0.01 0.05 7 464.7%
96 E-Konzal Co., Ltd., Japan 0.05 1 N/A
97 Kao Corporation, Japan 0.21 0.04 1 -81.5%
98 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Japan 0.23 0.03 2 -88.7%
99 Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01 0.02 6 117.5%
99 Toa Eiyo Ltd., Japan 0.01 0.02 6 117.5%
99 StaGen Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01 0.02 6 117.5%
99 Shionogi & Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01 0.02 6 117.5%
99 Scrum Inc., Japan 0.01 0.02 6 117.5%
99 Sanwa Kagaku Kenkyusho Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01 0.02 6 117.5%
99 Riken Genesis Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01 0.02 6 117.5%
99 Precision System Science Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01 0.02 6 117.5%
99 OP BIO Factory Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01 0.02 6 117.5%
99 Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01 0.02 6 117.5%
99 Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc., Japan 0.01 0.02 6 117.5%
99 Medicrome, Inc., Japan 0.01 0.02 6 117.5%
99 iPS Academia Japan, Inc., Japan 0.01 0.02 6 117.5%
99 Intec, Inc., Japan 0.01 0.02 6 117.5%
99 HPC Systems Inc., Japan 0.01 0.02 6 117.5%
99 G&G Science Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01 0.02 6 117.5%
99 Forerunner Pharma Research Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01 0.02 6 117.5%
99 Eiken Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01 0.02 6 117.5%
99 DNA Chip Research Inc., Japan 0.01 0.02 6 117.5%
99 CellFree Sciences Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01 0.02 6 117.5%
99 Celestar Lexico-Sciences, Inc., Japan 0.01 0.02 6 117.5%
99 Asubio Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01 0.02 6 117.5%
99 Kyorin Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.02 6 -28.1%
99 Nippon Gene Co., Ltd., Japan 0.08 0.02 6 -77.5%
99 LSI Medience Corporation, Japan 0.10 0.02 6 -81.9%
99 Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.48 0.02 6 -96.2%
100 Edechs, Japan 0.02 1 N/A

Footnote

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*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.