2020 tables: Institutions

Table criteria

The 2020 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

2019 Institution Share 2018 Share 2019
1 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 447.76 429.97
2 Kyoto University, Japan 289.47 251.29
3 Osaka University, Japan 170.92 182.59
4 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 126.66 149.51
5 Tohoku University, Japan 166.52 142.55
6 RIKEN, Japan 160.44 123.93
7 Nagoya University, Japan 130.74 113.73
8 Hokkaido University, Japan 113.72 110.9
9 Kyushu University, Japan 87.7 99.61
10 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 73.18 84.77
11 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 70.14 71.42
12 University of Tsukuba, Japan 39.56 54.99
13 Keio University, Japan 55.97 43.71
14 Okayama University, Japan 29.82 41.25
15 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 29.63 34.52
16 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 34.1 33.5
17 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 33.41 32.08
18 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 25.53 26.2
19 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 31.09 25.66
20 Waseda University, Japan 26.38 25.63
21 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 23.11 24.32
22 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan 23.69 21.9
23 Kobe University, Japan 24.04 21.56
24 Chiba University, Japan 27.38 21.26
25 Kumamoto University, Japan 15.87 18.29
26 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 10.66 18.16
27 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 18.83 17.71
28 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 16.56 17.6
29 Toyota Group, Japan 9.53 16.79
30 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 17.98 16.73
31 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 14.2 16.53
32 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 15.21 14.45
33 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 14.37 14.36
34 Gifu University, Japan 9.74 14.32
35 Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Japan 14.99 14.29
36 Ehime University, Japan 10.19 13.78
37 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 8.14 13.37
38 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 6.03 12.8
39 National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Japan 7.31 11.65
40 Tokushima University, Japan 7.92 11.45
41 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 16.42 10.63
42 Shizuoka University, Japan 14.29 10.6
43 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 16.84 10.24
44 Ritsumeikan University, Japan 7.89 10.1
45 Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan 7.52 10.02
46 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan 11.35 9.96
47 Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (TUPLS), Japan 5.58 9.77
48 Yamagata University, Japan 8.22 9.64
49 University of Toyama, Japan 9.47 9.36
50 Institute of Microbial Chemistry (IMC), Japan 6.17 8.88
51 Nagoya City University, Japan 5.78 8.83
52 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 7.75 8.57
53 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan 7.51 8.55
54 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 9.26 8.33
55 National Cancer Center (NCC), Japan 6.06 7.6
56 Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Japan 6.28 7.49
57 National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Japan 4.38 7.41
58 Niigata University, Japan 6.74 7.36
59 The Kitasato Institute, Japan 6.72 7.06
60 Kindai University, Japan 6.23 6.92
61 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Japan 11.86 6.89
62 Saitama University, Japan 5.09 6.89
63 Meijo University, Japan 2.2 6.75
64 Gunma University, Japan 8.67 6.51
65 Kanagawa University, Japan 5.28 6.34
66 National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan 6.01 6.15
67 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 9.93 5.86
68 University of Yamanashi, Japan 8.54 5.84
69 University of Shizuoka, Japan 4.5 5.84
70 Nihon University, Japan 5.37 5.57
71 Gakushuin University, Japan 5.68 5.46
72 Rikkyo University, Japan 5.86 5.39
73 National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan 9.92 5.27
74 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (IGAKUKEN), Japan 5.64 5.16
75 Chubu University, Japan 2.48 5.04
76 Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), Japan 5.01 4.98
77 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 5.28 4.85
78 Chuo University, Japan 11.24 4.7
79 National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan 2.52 4.62
80 JEOL Ltd., Japan 3.13 4.5
81 Juntendo University, Japan 3.45 4.4
82 Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan 7.35 4.38
83 University of Hyogo, Japan 10.99 4.37
84 Mie University, Japan 3.72 4.35
85 Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan 4.46 4.27
86 Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan 5.01 4.16
87 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 6.46 4.11
88 Kochi University, Japan 2.91 4.02
89 Nagasaki University, Japan 4.39 4.01
90 Hirosaki University, Japan 1.53 4
91 Ibaraki University, Japan 5.63 3.89
92 Toyota Technological Institute (TTI), Japan 1.84 3.88
93 Yamaguchi University, Japan 5.53 3.88
94 Toho University, Japan 6.16 3.82
95 Nara Women's University, Japan 5.54 3.81
96 Doshisha University, Japan 5.7 3.77
97 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 3.38 3.69
98 Shimane University, Japan 5.99 3.56
99 National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), Japan 2.06 3.56
100 Gifu Pharmaceutical University (GPU), Japan 2.95 3.55
101 Spintronics Research Network of Japan (Spin-RnJ), Japan 3.81 3.5
102 Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan 3.58 3.5
103 Sophia University, Japan 3.5 3.43
104 Meiji University, Japan 3.04 3.39
105 Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research (JFCR), Japan 2.57 3.3
106 Ochanomizu University, Japan 2.79 3.14
107 National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS), Japan 1.15 3.13
108 University of the Ryukyus, Japan 6.93 3.05
109 Tokai University, Japan 5.6 2.83
110 Rigaku Corporation, Japan 2.37 2.7
111 Toin University of Yokohama, Japan 0.4 2.6
112 Kochi University of Technology, Japan 3.93 2.57
113 Fujita Health University, Japan 1.1 2.55
114 National Center for Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP), Japan 3.69 2.53
115 Saitama Medical University (SMU), Japan 2.01 2.51
116 Fukuoka University, Japan 2.23 2.46
117 Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Japan 0.71 2.46
118 Saga University, Japan 2.29 2.43
119 Iwate University, Japan 1.48 2.4
120 Tottori University, Japan 2.59 2.39
121 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 3.04 2.36
122 Shiga University of Medical Science (SUMS), Japan 0.77 2.35
123 Showa Pharmaceutical University, Japan 0.07 2.26
124 Kansai University, Japan 3.81 2.24
125 Fukushima Medical University (FMU), Japan 1.48 2.2
126 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 6.25 2.17
127 Ryukoku University, Japan 0.28 2.12
128 Akita University, Japan 2.51 2.06
129 Konan University, Japan 6.2 2.05
130 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 1.57 2.03
131 Japan Fine Ceramics Center (JFCC), Japan 2.38 2.02
132 The Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan 0.98 2.01
133 Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan 1.01 1.92
134 Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT), Japan 0.86 1.88
135 Kagoshima University, Japan 2.69 1.88
136 Kawasaki Institute of Industry Promotion, Japan 0.15 1.87
137 University of Fukui, Japan 6.43 1.82
138 National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM), Japan 2.14 1.79
139 Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, Japan 2.4 1.75
140 Panasonic Corporation, Japan 1.5 1.73
141 Suntory Foundation for Life Science (SUNBOR), Japan 1.17 1.71
142 Aichi Institute of Technology (AIT), Japan 0.83 1.71
143 Akita Prefectural University, Japan 0.09 1.66
144 University of Kitakyushu, Japan 0.49 1.63
145 Takasago International Corporation, Japan 0.8 1.61
146 Tokushima Bunri University, Japan 1.73 1.6
147 Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Japan 0.24 1.56
148 Teikyo University, Japan 0.62 1.54
149 Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan 1.67 1.51
150 University of Miyazaki, Japan 4.01 1.51
151 Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine (KPUM), Japan 2 1.5
152 Comprehensive Research Organization for Science and Society (CROSS), Japan 1.24 1.48
153 Seikei Gakuen, Japan 0.58 1.46
154 Sony Corporation, Japan 1.4 1.45
155 Kagawa University, Japan 0.9 1.44
156 Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 1.9 1.4
157 Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan 0.69 1.4
158 Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT), Japan 0.06 1.36
159 Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI), Japan 0.93 1.34
160 Sharp Corporation, Japan 0.33 1.33
161 Iwate Medical University, Japan 0.3 1.32
162 Nippi. Inc., Japan 1.31
163 Kanazawa Medical University, Japan 0.88 1.3
164 National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center (NCVC), Japan 1.12 1.26
165 Tamagawa University, Japan 1.45 1.25
166 Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan 1.92 1.24
167 Tokyo Women's Medical University (TWMU), Japan 1.01 1.22
168 Tokyo Gakugei University (TGU), Japan 0.41 1.22
169 Toyo University, Japan 0.66 1.21
170 Nippon Medical School, Japan 0.87 1.21
171 Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Japan 0.06 1.2
172 Utsunomiya University, Japan 0.36 1.2
173 Ricoh Company, Ltd., Japan 1.18
174 National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition (NIBIOHN), Japan 1.96 1.18
175 Osaka Medical College, Japan 0.9 1.15
176 Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University (TMPU), Japan 1.07 1.15
177 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Japan 0.47 1.14
178 Tokyo Medical University, Japan 1.53 1.13
179 Hot Springs Research Institute of Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan 1.13
180 Chitose Institute of Science and Technology, Japan 0.25 1.08
181 Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Japan 1.64 1.08
182 Kansai Medical University (KMU), Japan 1.26 1.05
183 FujiFilm Corporation, Japan 1.42 1.05
184 National Defense Academy of Japan (NDA), Japan 0.9 1.02
185 National Museum of Nature and Science (Kahaku), Japan 0.47 1.02
186 The University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan 0.3 1.02
187 Fukuoka Dental College, Japan 1.12 1
187 Hiroshima International University, Japan 1
187 Stanley Electric Co., Ltd., Japan 0.86 1
188 Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (KISTEC), Japan 2.3 0.98
189 Kogakuin University, Japan 1.28 0.97
190 Aichi Medical University, Japan 1.31 0.97
191 SCIOCS Co. Ltd., Japan 1 0.95
192 Nippon Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd., Japan 0.42 0.95
193 AGC Inc., Japan 0.94
194 Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, Japan 3.05 0.93
195 Jichi Medical University, Japan 1.96 0.92
196 Osaka Ohtani University, Japan 0.33 0.9
197 Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Japan 4.05 0.86
197 National Institute of Technology, Nara College, Japan 0.86
198 Fukushima University, Japan 1.9 0.85
199 Chiba Cancer Center, Japan 0.85
200 Kazusa DNA Research Institute (KDRI), Japan 1.35 0.84
201 Kyoto Medical Center, Japan 0.82
202 International Christian University (ICU), Japan 0.56 0.82
203 Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Japan 0.51 0.82
204 Toyota Physical and Chemical Research Institute, Japan 0.69 0.82
205 Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI), Japan 1.63 0.81
206 Soka University, Japan 0.17 0.8
207 Sapporo Medical University, Japan 0.33 0.79
208 University of Occupational and Environmental Health (UOEH), Japan 0.05 0.79
209 Oita University, Japan 1.87 0.78
210 Musashino University, Japan 0.53 0.77
211 Japan Women's University, Japan 0.7 0.77
212 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Japan 0.9 0.77
213 National Institute of Technology, Fukushima College, Japan 0.09 0.75
213 NEC Solution Innovators, Ltd., Japan 0.75
213 National Institute of Technology, Kumamoto College, Japan 0.75
214 NEC Corporation, Japan 0.7
214 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan 0.7
215 Kao Corporation, Japan 0.04 0.7
216 Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Japan 0.6 0.7
217 Sosei Co., Ltd., Japan 1.37 0.68
218 Kabushiki Kaisha DNAForm, Japan 0.67
219 Toray Industries, Inc., Japan 1.28 0.66
220 St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Japan 1.16 0.65
221 Shionogi & Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.65
222 Sysmex Corporation, Japan 0.42 0.64
223 Precision System Science Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.63
224 Unisoku Co., Ltd., Japan 0.08 0.62
224 National Institute of Technology, Numazu College, Japan 0.62
225 National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology (MPAT), Japan 0.61
226 Tohoku Steel Co., Ltd., Japan 0.5 0.6
226 Shikoku Electric Power Co., Inc., Japan 0.6
227 Daido University, Japan 0.59
228 Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan 0.25 0.56
229 Kurume University, Japan 0.68 0.55
230 Tokyo City University, Japan 0.03 0.54
231 Wakayama University, Japan 0.2 0.54
232 Fukui Prefectural University, Japan 0.54
233 JNC Corporation, Japan 0.18 0.53
233 Osaka Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (ORIST), Japan 0.99 0.53
234 Kyorin University, Japan 0.3 0.53
235 Showa University, Japan 1.03 0.52
236 Novel Crystal Technology, Inc., Japan 1 0.51
237 NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories (NHK STRL), Japan 0.78 0.5
237 Meiji Gakuin University, Japan 1.14 0.5
237 Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL), Japan 0.5
237 Japan Institute of Leather Research (JILR), Japan 0.5
237 Aomori University, Japan 0.5
237 Denka Company Limited, Japan 0.5
237 Kureha Corporation, Japan 0.5
237 Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd., Japan 0.5
237 National Institute of Technology, Kurume College, Japan 0.5
238 Nissan Chemical Corporation, Japan 0.14 0.49
239 Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Japan 0.08 0.49
240 Tsurumi University, Japan 0.09 0.48
241 Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan 0.63 0.46
242 National Research Institute of Police Science, Japan 0.46
243 TDK Corporation, Japan 0.57 0.46
243 Kawasaki Medical University, Japan 0.11 0.46
244 Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan 0.8 0.44
244 Josai University Educational Corporation, Japan 0.44
245 Tamura Corporation, Japan 1.01 0.44
246 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Japan 0.03 0.44
247 Nihon Thermal Consulting Co., Ltd., Japan 0.43
248 Hokkaido Research Organization (HRO), Japan 0.33 0.43
249 Building Research Institute (BRI), Japan 0.42
250 SAGA Light Source Kyushu Synchrotron Light Research Center, Japan 0.42
251 Asahi Kasei Corporation, Japan 0.39 0.41
252 Kobe Pharmaceutical University, Japan 1.28 0.41
253 Hokkaido Information University, Japan 0.41
254 Public Works Research Institute (PWRI), Japan 0.33 0.4
254 National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan 0.4
255 Azabu University, Japan 0.6 0.4
256 Hosei University, Japan 1.02 0.4
257 Nippon Sheet Glass Group (NSG Group), Japan 0.56 0.39
258 Ishikawa Prefectural University, Japan 0.31 0.39
259 Wakayama Medical University, Japan 0.12 0.38
260 Miraca Holdings Inc., Japan 0.38 0.38
261 Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Japan 0.16 0.38
261 UV Craftory Co., Ltd. (UVC), Japan 0.38
262 Nippon Flour Mills Co., Ltd. (NIPPN), Japan 0.37
263 National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College, Japan 0.17 0.37
263 Aichi Science and Technology Foundation, Japan 0.35 0.37
264 ARKRAY, Inc., Japan 0.36
265 Okayama University of Science, Japan 1.05 0.36
266 Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation (FBRI), Japan 0.06 0.36
267 Takahata Precision Japan Co. Ltd. (TPJP), Japan 0.25 0.33
267 Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Japan 0.41 0.33
267 Shimizu Corporation, Japan 0.08 0.33
267 Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI), Japan 1.5 0.33
267 West Japan Engineering Consultants, Inc., Japan 0.33
267 Ibaraki Fishery Research Institute, Japan 0.33
267 Shimane Prefectural Institute of Public Health and Environmental Science, Japan 0.33
267 Konishi Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33
267 Riken Keiki Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33
267 Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated (TEPCO), Japan 0.33
267 Terabase, Inc., Japan 0.33
267 F-Power Inc., Japan 0.33
267 Nippon Steel & Sumikin Metal Corporation, Japan 0.33
268 Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd., Japan 0.26 0.32
269 KOSÉ Corporation, Japan 0.31
270 Osaka International Cancer Institute, Japan 0.04 0.31
271 National Institute of Technology, Toyama College, Japan 0.31
272 Public Works Research Institute, Japan 0.25 0.3
273 Konica Minolta, Inc., Japan 0.52 0.3
274 Olympus Corporation, Japan 0.43 0.3
274 Kumamoto Sanctuary (KS), Kyoto University, Japan 0.3
275 Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences (NUAS), Japan 0.29
276 Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Japan 0.62 0.29
277 Nara Medical University, Japan 0.29
278 Skyworks Solutions, Inc., Japan 0.29
278 Sicoxs Corporation, Japan 0.29
278 Asia Arsenic Network (AAN) Miyazaki Office, Japan 0.29
278 Algal Bio Co. Ltd., Japan 0.29
279 Horiba, Ltd., Japan 0.36 0.28
280 Toneyama National Hospital, Japan 0.18 0.28
281 Kobe Gakuin University, Japan 0.14 0.28
282 Hoshi University, Japan 1.66 0.26
283 National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (NCGG), Japan 1.27 0.26
284 HPC Systems Inc., Japan 0.02 0.26
285 National Center for Child Health and Development (NCCHD), Japan 1.29 0.26
286 Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.25
287 Himeji Dokkyo University, Japan 0.13 0.25
287 National Institute of Technology, Gifu College, Japan 0.5 0.25
287 Tohoku Gakuin University, Japan 0.08 0.25
287 Rissho University, Japan 0.1 0.25
287 Hokkai-Gakuen University, Japan 0.7 0.25
287 NTT DATA Mathematical Systems Inc., Japan 0.25
287 Japan Coast Guard Academy (JCGA), Japan 0.25
287 OMRON Corporation, Japan 0.25
287 Nippon Institute of Technology (NIT), Japan 0.25
287 National Institute of Technology, Kagawa College, Japan 0.25
287 Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited (JAE), Japan 0.25
287 Kyoritsu Women's University, Japan 0.25
287 Sapporo University of Health Sciences, Japan 0.25
287 Microsonic Co., Ltd., Japan 0.25
288 ULVAC, Inc., Japan 0.62 0.24
289 Kowa Company, Ltd., Japan 0.66 0.24
290 The Open University of Japan, Japan 0.45 0.23
291 Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan 2.06 0.22
292 Osaka Women's and Children's Hospital, Japan 0.68 0.22
293 Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories, Ltd. (SNBL), Japan 0.22
294 Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan 0.29 0.22
294 Octscience Co., Ltd., Japan 0.22
294 Fushimi Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Japan 0.22
295 Dokkyo Medical University, Japan 0.22
296 Fukui University of Technology, Japan 0.22
297 Kikkoman Corporation, Japan 0.21
298 Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan 0.02 0.21
299 Central Institute for Experimental Animals, Japan 0.14 0.21
300 Asahikawa Medical University, Japan 0.15 0.21
301 KIKAI Institute for Coral Reef Sciences, Japan 0.21
302 Meikai University, Japan 0.21
303 Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA), Japan 0.35 0.2
304 Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, Japan 0.18 0.2
305 Toyama Prefectural University, Japan 0.36 0.2
305 Kanto Gakuin University, Japan 0.07 0.2
305 Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts, Japan 0.06 0.2
305 Teikyo Heisei University, Japan 0.86 0.2
305 Shikoku Research Institute Co., Ltd., Japan 0.2
305 Water Resources Environment Center (WEC), Japan 0.2
305 Civil Engineering and Eco-Technology Consultants Co, Ltd., Japan 0.2
305 KYOCERA Corporation, Japan 0.2
305 National Institute of Technology Oyama College, Japan 0.2
306 Shiseido Co., Ltd., Japan 0.2
307 DotAqua Inc., Japan 0.19
308 The University of Aizu, Japan 1.2 0.19
309 Institute of Systems, Information Technologies and Nanotechnologies (ISIT), Japan 0.31 0.19
310 National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities (NRCD), Japan 0.19 0.19
310 Nikon Corporation, Japan 0.21 0.19
311 Marine Works Japan Ltd., Japan 0.27 0.19
312 Fukushima Prefectural Centre for Environmental Creation, Japan 0.01 0.19
312 SDS Biotech K.K., Japan 0.19
312 Aichi Fisheries Research Institute, Japan 0.19
313 National Defense Medical College, Japan 0.48 0.18
314 Kirin Holdings Company Limited, Japan 0.29 0.18
314 Matsumoto Dental University (MDU), Japan 0.38 0.18
315 Shigei Medical Research Institute, Japan 0.07 0.18
316 Tazuke Kofukai Foundation, Japan 0.18
317 Nagoya City Environmental Science Research Institute, Japan 0.14 0.17
317 Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences (NUPALS), Japan 0.33 0.17
317 Kyushu Dental University (KDU), Japan 0.1 0.17
317 Life is Small. Company, Japan 0.17
317 Serendip Research Ltd., Japan 0.17
317 Saitama Institute of Technology, Japan 0.17
317 SKY Technology Inc., Japan 0.17
317 Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd., Japan 0.17
317 Institute for Global Change Adaptation Science (ICAS), Ibaraki University, Japan 0.17
317 National Institute of Technology, Akashi College, Japan 0.17
317 Techsor Inc., Japan 0.17
318 Tokyo University of Technology (TUT), Japan 0.13 0.16
319 Tokyo Metropolitan Komagome Hospital, Japan 0.16
320 Fasmac Co., Ltd., Japan 0.16
321 Miyagi University of Education, Japan 0.14 0.15
322 Lion Corporation, Japan 0.15
323 MicroBiopharm Japan Co., Ltd. (MBJ), Japan 0.35 0.15
324 Nagasaki International University, Japan 0.15
325 The Nippon Foundation, Japan 0.13 0.15
326 The Nippon Dental University, Japan 0.15 0.15
327 Aichi Cancer Center, Japan 0.53 0.15
328 Aichi University of Education, Japan 1.77 0.15
329 Japanese Red Cross Society, Japan 0.58 0.15
330 National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College, Japan 0.16 0.14
330 Asia Air Survey Co., Ltd., Japan 0.17 0.14
330 Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute (TIRI), Japan 0.14
330 University of the Sacred Heart, Japan 0.14
330 Godo Shigen Sangyo Co., Ltd., Japan 0.14
330 Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan 0.14
330 National Institute for Accreditation of Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE), Japan 0.14
331 Chiba-East-Hospital, Japan 0.14
332 Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., Japan 0.12 0.14
333 Asubio Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.14
334 Iwata City Hospital, Japan 0.13
335 Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), Japan 0.01 0.13
336 CeSPIA, Inc., Japan 0.1 0.13
337 Prefectural University of Kumamoto (PUK), Japan 0.25 0.13
337 Osaka Sangyo University, Japan 0.29 0.13
337 Tokyo Kasei University, Japan 0.39 0.13
337 Yokohama University of Pharmacy, Japan 0.11 0.13
337 Tosoh Corporation, Japan 0.13
337 Silvaco Japan Co., Ltd., Japan 0.13
337 Shoei Chemical Inc., Japan 0.13
337 Tohoku Institute of Technology, Japan 0.13
337 Kobe Steel, Ltd., Japan 0.13
337 Jij Inc., Japan 0.13
337 Fukushima Prefectural Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery Department, Japan 0.13
337 Fukushima Prefectural Research Institute of Fisheries Resources, Japan 0.13
337 NanoCarbon Researvh Institute Co., Ltd., Japan 0.13
338 National Institute of Technology, Yonago College, Japan 0.12
339 St. Luke's International University, Japan 0.12
340 Iwate Biotechnology Research Center (IBRC), Japan 0.31 0.12
341 Kobe City College of Technology, Japan 0.17 0.11
341 Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC), Japan 0.24 0.11
341 Toyobo Co., Ltd., Japan 0.35 0.11
341 Sekisui Chemical Company, Limited, Japan 0.02 0.11
341 IDEA Consultants, Inc., Japan 0.11
341 Beppu University, Japan 0.11
341 Higashi Chikushi Junior College, Japan 0.11
341 Nihon Pharmaceutical University, Japan 0.11
341 Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba, Japan 0.11
341 TAO Health Life Pharma Co. Ltd., Japan 0.11
342 Hokkaido University of Education, Japan 0.72 0.11
343 Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (Nissui), Japan 0.11
344 Tsukuba International University, Japan 0.1
344 National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management (NILIM), Japan 0.1
344 Wakasa Wan Energy Research Center, Japan 0.1
344 Association for Propagation of the Knowledge of Genetics, Japan 0.1
344 Kyulux, Inc., Japan 0.1
344 Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo, Japan 0.1
344 Mukogawa Women's University, Japan 0.1
344 Pharma Valley Center, Japan 0.1
344 MiraBiologics Inc., Japan 0.1
344 Sanyo-Onoda City University, Japan 0.1
344 Kurita Water Industries Ltd., Japan 0.1
345 Nagano Children's Hospital, Japan 0.1
346 Research Organization for Information Science and Technology (RIST), Japan 0.1 0.1
347 Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science, Japan 0.07 0.09
348 Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd., Japan 0.09
348 Nagano Vegetable and Ornamental Crops Experiment Station, Japan 0.09
348 Japan Microbiological Laboratory (JML), Japan 0.09
349 Institute of Mitochondrial Science Company, Ltd., Japan 0.09
350 Tokyo Metropolitan Neurological Hospital (TMNH), Japan 0.02 0.09
351 Seirei Sakura Citizen Hospital, Japan 0.09
352 Niigata Cancer Center Hospital, Japan 0.03 0.08
352 Keiju Medical Center, Japan 0.04 0.08
352 JXTG Holdings, Japan 0.17 0.08
352 Tokyo Seiei College (TSC), Japan 0.07 0.08
352 Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan 0.07 0.08
352 Japan Monkey Centre (JMC), Japan 0.07 0.08
352 Toranomon Hospital, Japan 0.1 0.08
352 Nadogaya Hospital, Japan 0.08
352 Veritas Corporation, Japan 0.08
352 Yokohama Rosai Hospital, Japan 0.08
352 Goshoura Cretaceous Museum, Japan 0.08
352 Ascent Robotics Inc., Japan 0.08
352 Otsuma Women's University, Japan 0.08
352 Sasaki Foundation, Japan 0.08
352 Osaka Police Hospital, Japan 0.08
353 Aichi Developmental Disability Center (ADDC), Japan 0.08
354 Saitama Children's Medical Center, Japan 0.15 0.08
355 Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd. (MKI), Japan 0.05 0.08
356 Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Medical Treatment Corporation, Japan 0.08
356 Japan Bird Research Association, Japan 0.08
357 Health and Kampo Institute, Japan 0.67 0.07
357 Japan Food Research Laboratories (JFRL), Japan 0.07
357 National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku), Japan 0.07
357 VisionTech Incorporated (VTI), Japan 0.07
357 Aichi Shukutoku University, Japan 0.07
358 Hiroshima Institute of Technology, Japan 0.02 0.07
359 Suzuka National Hospital, Japan 0.07
360 International University of Health and Welfare, Japan 0.08 0.07
361 Aichi Gakuin University (AGU), Japan 0.22 0.07
361 Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University (NVLU), Japan 0.31 0.07
361 Ichinomiya High School, Japan 0.07
361 Gifu High School, Japan 0.07
362 Kyushu Rosai Hospital, Japan 0.07
363 Saiseikai Central Hospital, Japan 0.06
364 ARAYA Brain Imaging, Japan 0.06
365 Kansai University of Health Sciences, Japan 0.15 0.06
365 Toyama Prefectural Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries Research Center, Japan 0.06 0.06
365 Human Metabolome Technologies, Inc., Japan 0.64 0.06
365 Saga Hospital, Japan 0.06
365 Cyfuse Biomedical K. K., Japan 0.06
365 Tokyo Kyuei Company Ltd., Japan 0.06
365 National Institute of Technology, Okinawa College (NIT, Okinawa College), Japan 0.06
365 National Hospital Organization Kyushu Medical Center, Japan 0.06
365 Lake Biwa Environmental Research Institute (LBERI), Japan 0.06
365 Gunma Paz University, Japan 0.06
365 Health Science University, Japan 0.06
365 Public Central Hospital of Matto Ishikawa, Japan 0.06
365 Fly and Fish Laboratory, Japan 0.06
366 Kanagawa Cancer Center, Japan 0.06
367 The Cardiovascular Institute, Japan 0.06
368 J-Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan 0.09 0.06
368 Hyogo Prefectural Technology Center for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan 0.06
369 Shizuoka Institute of Epilepsy and Neurological Disorders, Japan 0.06 0.06
369 National Epilepsy Center (JEPICA), Japan 0.06
370 Integrated Imaging Research Support (IIRS), Japan 0.03 0.06
370 Toyonaka Municipal Hospital, Japan 0.06
370 Nippon Koei Co., Ltd., Japan 0.06
370 Fukushimura Hospital, Japan 0.06
371 Dynacom Co., Ltd., Japan 0.06 0.05
371 KAN Research Institute, Inc., Japan 0.05
371 Ritsuzankai Iida Hospital, Japan 0.05
371 Takatsuki General Hospital, Japan 0.05
371 Onomichi General Hospital, Japan 0.05
372 Ibaraki Prefectural University of Health Sciences (IPU), Japan 0.04 0.05
373 Osaka Dental University, Japan 0.04 0.05
373 Kurume Institute of Technology, Japan 0.08 0.05
373 Research Foundation ITSUU Laboratory, Japan 0.05
374 St. Luke's International Hospital, Japan 0.05
374 Japan Space Forum, Japan 0.05
374 Gifu Municipal Hospital, Japan 0.05
375 Miyazaki Prefectural Institute for Public Health and Environment, Japan 0.05
375 Nagoya Proton Therapy Center (NPTC), Japan 0.05
375 Humanome Lab., Inc., Japan 0.05
375 Faculty of Core Research, Ochanomizu University, Japan 0.05
376 JSR Corporation, Japan 0.46 0.04
377 Hiroshima Municipal Center for Child Health and Development, Japan 0.04
378 Shizuoka General Hospital, Japan 0.01 0.04
379 Meijo Hospital, Japan 0.04
379 Kobe Medical Center, Japan 0.04
380 Meisei Gakuen, Japan 0.32 0.04
380 Tokiwa Group, Japan 0.04
380 Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation, Japan 0.04
380 NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd., Japan 0.04
380 Ishikawa Prefectural Central Hospital, Japan 0.04
381 National Institute of Technology, Kagoshima College, Japan 0.2 0.04
381 The Institute of Applied Energy (IAE), Japan 0.23 0.04
382 Shonai Regional Industry Promotion Center, Japan 0.04
383 Spinal Injuries Center, Japan 0.04
384 Fukuoka Children's Hospital, Japan 0.04
385 Yuko Wada Eye Clinic, Japan 0.04
386 Kyoto University of Education, Japan 0.02 0.04
387 Gifu Kyoritsu University, Japan 0.03
387 National Institute of Technology, Wakayama College, Japan 0.03
387 World Freshwater Aquarium Aquatotto Gifu, Japan 0.03
388 Nagoya Medical Center, Japan 0.12 0.03
389 National Hospital Organization Osaka National Hospital, Japan 0.24 0.03
390 Osaka City General Hospital (OCGH), Japan 0.02 0.03
391 Hokkaido Cancer Center, Japan 0.03
392 NHO Nishiniigata Chuo Hospital, Japan 0.04 0.03
392 Kanagawa Children's Medical Center, Japan 0.12 0.03
392 Seirei Hamamatsu General Hospital, Japan 0.03
393 Higashi-Ohmi General Medical Center, Japan 0.03
393 Utano National Hospital, Japan 0.03
393 Oyamada Memorial Spa Hospital, Japan 0.03
393 Hyogo Brain and Heart Center, Japan 0.03
393 Yokkaichi Municipal Hospital, Japan 0.03
393 Anjo Kosei Hospital, Japan 0.03
394 Setsunan University, Japan 0.41 0.03
394 Jobu University, Japan 0.03
394 Preferred Networks, Inc., Japan 0.03
395 Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan 0.13 0.03
395 The United Nations University, Japan 0.1 0.03
395 Tenshi College, Japan 0.03
396 Teijin Ltd., Japan 0.03
397 Narita-Tomisato Tokushukai Hospital, Japan 0.03
398 Sato Clinic, Japan 0.03
399 Fukui Science Education Academy (FSEA), Japan 0.03 0.02
399 The Corporation for Production and Research of Laboratory Primates, Japan 0.02
400 Hiroshima City University (HCU), Japan 0.14 0.02
400 J-POWER/Electric Power Development Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02
401 Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02
402 Ceres, Inc., Japan 0.05 0.02
403 Hokkaido Medical Center, Japan 0.02
404 Fujitsu Ltd., Japan 0.48 0.02
405 Onomichi City University, Japan 0.02
405 Hyogo Science and Technology Association, Japan 0.02
405 Seisa University, Japan 0.02
406 Japan Weather Association (JWA), Japan 0.02
406 Tokyo Teishin Hospital (TTH), Japan 0.02
406 NHO Higashisaitama National Hospital, Japan 0.02
406 Yokosuka City Museum, Japan 0.02
407 Inpex Corporation, Japan 0.33 0.02
407 Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.36 0.02
407 Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan 0.03 0.02
408 Nihon Waters K.K., Japan 0.35 0.02
408 Sapporo City General Hospital, Japan 0.02
408 Hyogo Prefectural Amagasaki General Medical Center (Hyogo AGMC), Japan 0.02
409 Kyushu University of Health and Welfare, Japan 0.02
409 Nitto Denko Corporation, Japan 0.02
410 Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF), Japan 0.02
411 United Immunity Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02
412 Ashikaga University, Japan 0.02
413 Aichi Toho University, Japan 0.02
414 Toyohashi Municipal Hospital, Japan 0.03 0.02
414 Gunma Children's Medical Center (GCMC), Japan 0.02
414 Aiseikai Memorial Ibaraki Welfare Medical Center, Japan 0.02
414 Miyagi Children’s Hospital, Japan 0.02
414 Kitakyushu City Yahata Hospital, Japan 0.02
414 Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital, Japan 0.02
414 Hokkaido Medical Center for Child Health and Rehabilitation, Japan 0.02
414 Tokyo-kita Medical Center, Japan 0.02
415 PeptiDream Inc., Japan 0.01
416 Life Grow Brilliant Mental Clinic, Japan 0.01
417 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), Japan 0.23 0.01
417 National Institute of Technology, Ibaraki College, Japan 0.24 0.01
418 Shonan Institute of Technology, Japan 0.01 0.01
418 Sakushin Gakuin University, Japan 0.01 0.01
418 Tokyo Metropolitan College of Industrial Technology (TMCIT), Japan 0.01 0.01
419 Tsukishima Foods Industry Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01
420 Eiju General Hospital, Japan 0.01
421 iPS Academia Japan, Inc., Japan 0.02 0.01
421 Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc., Japan 0.02 0.01
421 Scrum Inc., Japan 0.02 0.01
421 Kyorin Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
421 StaGen Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
421 Nippon Gene Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
421 Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
421 Toa Eiyo Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
421 G&G Science Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
421 Celestar Lexico-Sciences, Inc., Japan 0.02 0.01
421 DNA Chip Research Inc., Japan 0.02 0.01
421 Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd., Japan 0.22 0.01
421 Medicrome, Inc., Japan 0.02 0.01
421 Sanwa Kagaku Kenkyusho Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
421 Riken Genesis Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
421 OP BIO Factory Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
421 Intec, Inc., Japan 0.02 0.01
421 LSI Medience Corporation, Japan 0.02 0.01
421 Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
421 Forerunner Pharma Research Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
421 CellFree Sciences Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
421 Eiken Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
421 Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan 1.24 0.01
422 The Systems Biology Institute, Japan 0.01
423 Hitotsubashi University, Japan 0.01
424 Shizuoka University of Welfare, Japan 0.01 0.01
425 Kumamoto Institute for Photo-Electro Organics (Phoenics), Japan 0.11 0.01
425 Fukuoka Industry, Science and Technology Foundation (Fukuoka IST), Japan 0.01
426 Japan Wildlife Research Center, Japan 0
426 Tachikawa Medical Center, Japan 0

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