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 448.83 431.41
2 Kyoto University, Japan 289.61 252.11
3 Osaka University, Japan 171.56 182.59
4 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 126.80 149.51
5 Tohoku University, Japan 166.72 142.55
6 RIKEN, Japan 160.44 124.74
7 Nagoya University, Japan 131.65 112.83
8 Hokkaido University, Japan 114.17 111.33
9 Kyushu University, Japan 87.70 100.61
10 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 73.25 84.93
11 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 70.14 71.49
12 University of Tsukuba, Japan 39.56 54.92
13 Keio University, Japan 55.97 43.65
14 Okayama University, Japan 30.71 41.25
15 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 29.73 34.52
16 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 34.24 33.83
17 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 33.55 32.75
18 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 25.59 26.20
19 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 31.09 25.66
20 Waseda University, Japan 26.56 25.63
21 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 23.11 24.32
22 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan 23.69 21.90
23 Kobe University, Japan 24.31 21.63
24 Chiba University, Japan 27.39 21.27
25 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 18.83 18.71
26 Kumamoto University, Japan 15.87 18.29
27 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 10.66 18.18
28 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 16.56 17.60
29 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 14.20 17.20
30 Toyota Group, Japan 9.53 16.79
31 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 17.98 16.73
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 10.44 13.78
37 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 8.14 13.37
38 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 6.03 12.80
39 National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Japan 7.31 11.65
40 Tokushima University, Japan 7.92 11.60
41 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 16.42 10.63
42 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 16.84 10.24
43 Shizuoka University, Japan 14.14 10.23
44 Ritsumeikan University, Japan 7.89 10.10
45 Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan 7.52 10.02
46 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan 11.79 9.96
47 Institute of Microbial Chemistry (IMC), Japan 6.17 9.88
48 Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (TUPLS), Japan 5.58 9.77
49 Yamagata University, Japan 8.22 9.64
50 University of Toyama, Japan 9.47 9.36
51 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan 7.60 8.92
52 Nagoya City University, Japan 5.78 8.83
53 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 7.75 8.57
54 Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Japan 6.38 8.49
55 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 9.26 8.33
56 National Cancer Center (NCC), Japan 6.06 7.60
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 6.28 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 2.20 6.75
64 Gunma University, Japan 8.67 6.51
65 Kanagawa University, Japan 5.28 6.34
66 University of Shizuoka, Japan 4.65 6.21
67 National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan 6.01 6.15
68 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 9.93 5.86
69 University of Yamanashi, Japan 8.54 5.84
70 Nihon University, Japan 5.37 5.57
71 Rikkyo University, Japan 5.86 5.53
72 Gakushuin University, Japan 5.68 5.46
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 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 6.46 4.71
79 Chuo University, Japan 11.24 4.70
80 National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan 2.52 4.62
81 JEOL Ltd., Japan 3.13 4.60
82 Juntendo University, Japan 3.45 4.40
83 Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan 7.35 4.38
84 University of Hyogo, Japan 10.99 4.37
85 Mie University, Japan 3.72 4.35
86 Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan 4.49 4.27
87 Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan 5.01 4.16
88 Kochi University, Japan 2.91 4.13
89 Nagasaki University, Japan 4.39 4.01
90 Hirosaki University, Japan 1.53 4.00
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 (NWU), Japan 5.57 3.81
96 Doshisha University, Japan 5.70 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 3.50
102 Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan 3.58 3.50
103 Meiji University, Japan 3.04 3.47
104 Sophia University, Japan 3.50 3.43
105 Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research (JFCR), Japan 2.57 3.31
106 Ochanomizu University, Japan 2.79 3.18
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 5.60 2.83
110 Rigaku Corporation, Japan 2.37 2.70
111 Toin University of Yokohama, Japan 0.40 2.60
112 Kochi University of Technology, Japan 3.93 2.57
113 Fujita Health University, Japan 1.18 2.55
114 National Center of 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 2.40
120 Tottori University, Japan 2.59 2.39
121 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 3.03 2.35
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 2.20
126 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 6.23 2.16
127 Ryukoku University, Japan 0.28 2.12
128 Akita University, Japan 2.51 2.06
129 Konan University, Japan 6.20 2.05
130 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 1.55 2.02
131 Japan Fine Ceramics Center (JFCC), Japan 2.38 2.02
132 The Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan 0.98 2.01
133 Kagoshima University, Japan 2.69 1.95
134 Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan 1.01 1.92
135 Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT), Japan 0.86 1.88
136 Kawasaki Institute of Industry Promotion, Japan 0.15 1.87
137 University of Fukui, Japan 6.54 1.82
138 National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM), Japan 2.14 1.79
139 Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, Japan 2.40 1.75
140 Panasonic Corporation, Japan 1.50 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 0.80 1.61
146 Tokushima Bunri University, Japan 1.73 1.60
147 Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Japan 0.24 1.56
148 Teikyo University, Japan 0.62 1.54
149 Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan 1.83 1.51
150 University of Miyazaki, Japan 4.01 1.51
151 Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine (KPUM), Japan 2.00 1.50
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 1.40 1.45
155 Kagawa University, Japan 0.90 1.44
156 Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 1.90 1.40
157 Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan 0.69 1.40
158 Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan 1.92 1.38
159 Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT), Japan 0.06 1.36
160 Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI), Japan 0.93 1.34
161 Sharp Corporation, Japan 0.33 1.33
162 Iwate Medical University, Japan 0.30 1.32
163 Nippi. Inc., Japan 1.31
164 Kanazawa Medical University, Japan 0.88 1.30
165 National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center (NCVC), Japan 1.12 1.26
166 Tamagawa University, Japan 1.45 1.25
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 1.20
172 Utsunomiya University, Japan 0.36 1.20
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 0.90 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 0.90 1.02
185 National Museum of Nature and Science (Kahaku), Japan 0.47 1.02
186 The University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan 0.30 1.02
187 Fukuoka Dental College, Japan 1.12 1.00
187 Hiroshima International University, Japan 1.00
187 Stanley Electric Co., Ltd., Japan 0.86 1.00
188 Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (KISTEC), Japan 2.30 0.98
189 Kogakuin University, Japan 1.28 0.97
190 Aichi Medical University, Japan 1.31 0.97
191 SCIOCS Co. Ltd., Japan 1.00 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 0.90
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 1.90 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 0.80
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 0.70 0.77
212 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology (TMIG), Japan 0.90 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 1.00 0.70
214 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan 0.70
215 Kao Corporation, Japan 0.04 0.70
216 Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Japan 0.60 0.70
217 Sosei Co., Ltd., Japan 1.38 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 0.50 0.60
226 Shikoku Electric Power Co., Inc., Japan 0.60
227 Daido University, Japan 0.59
228 Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan 0.25 0.56
229 Kurume University, Japan 1.18 0.55
230 Tokyo City University, Japan 0.03 0.54
231 Wakayama University, Japan 0.20 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 0.30 0.53
235 Showa University, Japan 1.03 0.52
236 Novel Crystal Technology, Inc., Japan 1.00 0.51
237 NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories (NHK STRL), Japan 0.78 0.50
237 Meiji Gakuin University, Japan 1.14 0.50
237 Aomori University, Japan 0.50
237 Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL), Japan 0.50
237 Denka Company Limited, Japan 0.50
237 Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50
237 National Institute of Technology, Kurume College, Japan 0.50
237 Kureha Corporation, Japan 0.50
237 Japan Institute of Leather Research (JILR), Japan 0.50
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 0.80 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 0.40
254 National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan 0.40
255 Azabu University, Japan 0.60 0.40
256 Hosei University, Japan 1.02 0.40
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 0.27 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 Shimizu Corporation, Japan 0.08 0.33
267 Takahata Precision Japan Co. Ltd. (TPJP), Japan 0.25 0.33
267 Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Japan 0.41 0.33
267 Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI), Japan 1.50 0.33
267 Ibaraki Fishery Research Institute, Japan 0.33
267 Shimane Prefectural Institute of Public Health and Environmental Science, Japan 0.33
267 Terabase, Inc., Japan 0.33
267 Konishi Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33
267 Riken Keiki Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33
267 F-Power Inc., Japan 0.33
267 West Japan Engineering Consultants, Inc., Japan 0.33
267 Nippon Steel Corporation, Japan 0.33
267 Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated (TEPCO), 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 0.30
273 Konica Minolta, Inc., Japan 0.52 0.30
274 Olympus Corporation, Japan 0.43 0.30
274 Kumamoto Sanctuary (KS), Kyoto University, Japan 0.30
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 Algal Bio Co. Ltd., Japan 0.29
278 Asia Arsenic Network (AAN) Miyazaki Office, Japan 0.29
278 Skyworks Solutions, Inc., Japan 0.29
278 Sicoxs Corporation, 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 The University of Aizu, Japan 1.20 0.27
283 Hoshi University, Japan 1.66 0.26
284 National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (NCGG), Japan 1.27 0.26
285 HPC Systems Inc., Japan 0.02 0.26
286 National Center for Child Health and Development (NCCHD), Japan 1.29 0.26
287 Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.25
288 Tohoku Gakuin University, Japan 0.08 0.25
288 Rissho University, Japan 0.10 0.25
288 Himeji Dokkyo University, Japan 0.13 0.25
288 National Institute of Technology, Gifu College, Japan 0.50 0.25
288 Hokkai-Gakuen University, Japan 0.70 0.25
288 NTT DATA Mathematical Systems Inc., Japan 0.25
288 OMRON Corporation, Japan 0.25
288 Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited (JAE), Japan 0.25
288 Nippon Institute of Technology (NIT), Japan 0.25
288 National Institute of Technology, Kagawa College, Japan 0.25
288 Japan Coast Guard Academy (JCGA), Japan 0.25
288 Sapporo University of Health Sciences, Japan 0.25
288 Microsonic Co., Ltd., Japan 0.25
288 Kyoritsu Women's University, Japan 0.25
289 ULVAC, Inc., Japan 0.62 0.24
290 Kowa Company, Ltd., Japan 0.66 0.24
291 The Open University of Japan, Japan 0.45 0.23
292 Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan 2.06 0.22
293 Osaka Women's and Children's Hospital, Japan 0.68 0.22
294 Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories, Ltd. (SNBL), Japan 0.22
295 Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan 0.29 0.22
295 Fushimi Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Japan 0.22
295 Octscience Co., Ltd., Japan 0.22
296 Dokkyo Medical University, Japan 0.22
297 Fukui University of Technology, Japan 0.22
298 Kikkoman Corporation, Japan 0.21
299 Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan 0.02 0.21
300 Central Institute for Experimental Animals, Japan 0.14 0.21
301 Asahikawa Medical University, Japan 0.15 0.21
302 KIKAI Institute for Coral Reef Sciences, Japan 0.21
303 Meikai University, Japan 0.21
304 Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA), Japan 0.35 0.20
305 Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, Japan 0.18 0.20
306 Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts, Japan 0.06 0.20
306 Kanto Gakuin University, Japan 0.07 0.20
306 Toyama Prefectural University, Japan 0.36 0.20
306 Teikyo Heisei University, Japan 0.86 0.20
306 National Institute of Technology Oyama College, Japan 0.20
306 Civil Engineering and Eco-Technology Consultants Co, Ltd., Japan 0.20
306 Water Resources Environment Center (WEC), Japan 0.20
306 Shikoku Research Institute Co., Ltd., Japan 0.20
306 KYOCERA Corporation, Japan 0.20
307 Shiseido Co., Ltd., Japan 0.20
308 DotAqua Inc., Japan 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 Kyushu Dental University (KDU), Japan 0.10 0.17
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 National Institute of Technology, Akashi College, Japan 0.17
317 Saitama Institute of Technology, Japan 0.17
317 Life is Small. Company, Japan 0.17
317 Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd., Japan 0.17
317 Serendip Research Ltd., Japan 0.17
317 SKY Technology Inc., Japan 0.17
317 Techsor Inc., Japan 0.17
317 Institute for Global Change Adaptation Science (ICAS), Ibaraki University, Japan 0.17
318 Tokyo University of Technology (TUT), Japan 0.13 0.16
319 Tokyo Metropolitan Cancer and Infectious Diseases Center Komagome Hospital, Japan 0.16
320 Fasmac Co., Ltd., Japan 0.16
321 Miyagi University of Education, Japan 0.14 0.15
322 MicroBiopharm Japan Co., Ltd. (MBJ), Japan 0.35 0.15
323 Lion Corporation, Japan 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 National Institute for Accreditation of Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE), Japan 0.14
330 University of the Sacred Heart, Japan 0.14
330 Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan 0.14
330 Godo Shigen Sangyo Co., Ltd., Japan 0.14
330 Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute (TIRI), Japan 0.14
331 Asubio Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.14
332 Chiba-East-Hospital, Japan 0.14
333 Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., Japan 0.12 0.14
334 Iwata City Hospital, Japan 0.13
335 Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), Japan 0.01 0.13
336 CeSPIA, Inc., Japan 0.10 0.13
337 Yokohama University of Pharmacy, Japan 0.11 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 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 Kobe Steel, Ltd., Japan 0.13
337 NanoCarbon Researvh Institute Co., Ltd., Japan 0.13
337 Silvaco Japan Co., Ltd., Japan 0.13
337 Tohoku Institute of Technology, Japan 0.13
337 Tosoh Corporation, Japan 0.13
337 Shoei Chemical Inc., 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 Sekisui Chemical Company, Limited, Japan 0.02 0.11
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 TAO Health Life Pharma Co. Ltd., Japan 0.11
341 Beppu University, Japan 0.11
341 Higashi Chikushi Junior College, Japan 0.11
341 Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba, Japan 0.11
341 IDEA Consultants, Inc., Japan 0.11
341 Nihon Pharmaceutical University, Japan 0.11
342 Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (Nissui), Japan 0.11
343 Kyulux, Inc., Japan 0.10
343 Mukogawa Women's University, Japan 0.10
343 Association for Propagation of the Knowledge of Genetics, Japan 0.10
343 Wakasa Wan Energy Research Center, Japan 0.10
343 National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management (NILIM), Japan 0.10
343 Tsukuba International University, Japan 0.10
343 Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo, Japan 0.10
343 Pharma Valley Center, Japan 0.10
343 MiraBiologics Inc., Japan 0.10
343 Kurita Water Industries Ltd., Japan 0.10
343 Sanyo-Onoda City University, Japan 0.10
344 Nagano Children's Hospital, Japan 0.10
345 Research Organization for Information Science and Technology (RIST), Japan 0.10 0.10
346 Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science, Japan 0.07 0.09
347 Nagano Vegetable and Ornamental Crops Experiment Station, Japan 0.09
347 Japan Microbiological Laboratory (JML), Japan 0.09
347 Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd., Japan 0.09
348 Institute of Mitochondrial Science Company, Ltd., Japan 0.09
349 Tokyo Metropolitan Neurological Hospital (TMNH), Japan 0.02 0.09
350 Seirei Sakura Citizen Hospital, Japan 0.09
351 Niigata Cancer Center Hospital, Japan 0.03 0.08
351 Keiju Medical Center, Japan 0.04 0.08
351 Tokyo Seiei College (TSC), Japan 0.07 0.08
351 Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan 0.07 0.08
351 Japan Monkey Centre (JMC), Japan 0.07 0.08
351 Toranomon Hospital, Japan 0.10 0.08
351 ENEOS Corporation, Japan 0.17 0.08
351 Goshoura Cretaceous Museum, Japan 0.08
351 Otsuma Women's University, Japan 0.08
351 Veritas Corporation, Japan 0.08
351 Sasaki Foundation, Japan 0.08
351 Nadogaya Hospital, Japan 0.08
351 Ascent Robotics Inc., Japan 0.08
351 Yokohama Rosai Hospital, Japan 0.08
351 Osaka Police Hospital, Japan 0.08
352 Aichi Developmental Disability Center (ADDC), Japan 0.08
353 Saitama Children's Medical Center, Japan 0.15 0.08
354 Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd. (MKI), Japan 0.05 0.08
355 Japan Bird Research Association, Japan 0.08
355 Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Medical Treatment Corporation, Japan 0.08
356 Health and Kampo Institute, Japan 0.67 0.07
356 Japan Food Research Laboratories (JFRL), Japan 0.07
356 Aichi Shukutoku University, Japan 0.07
356 National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku), Japan 0.07
356 VisionTech Incorporated (VTI), Japan 0.07
357 Hiroshima Institute of Technology, Japan 0.02 0.07
358 Suzuka National Hospital, Japan 0.07
359 International University of Health and Welfare (IUHW), Japan 0.08 0.07
360 Aichi Gakuin University (AGU), Japan 0.22 0.07
360 Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University (NVLU), Japan 0.31 0.07
360 Ichinomiya High School, Japan 0.07
360 Gifu High School, Japan 0.07
361 Kyushu Rosai Hospital, Japan 0.07
362 Saiseikai Central Hospital, Japan 0.06
363 Araya Inc., Japan 0.06
364 Toyama Prefectural Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries Research Center, Japan 0.06 0.06
364 Kansai University of Health Sciences, Japan 0.15 0.06
364 Human Metabolome Technologies, Inc., Japan 0.64 0.06
364 Tokyo Kyuei Company Ltd., Japan 0.06
364 Fly and Fish Laboratory, Japan 0.06
364 National Hospital Organization Kyushu Medical Center, Japan 0.06
364 Cyfuse Biomedical K. K., Japan 0.06
364 Saga Hospital, Japan 0.06
364 Lake Biwa Environmental Research Institute (LBERI), Japan 0.06
364 Health Science University, Japan 0.06
364 Gunma Paz University, Japan 0.06
364 Public Central Hospital of Matto Ishikawa, Japan 0.06
364 National Institute of Technology, Okinawa College (NIT, Okinawa College), Japan 0.06
365 Kanagawa Cancer Center, Japan 0.06
366 The Cardiovascular Institute, Japan 0.06
367 J-Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan 0.09 0.06
367 OncoTherapy Science, Inc. (OTS), Japan 0.06
367 Hyogo Prefectural Technology Center for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan 0.06
368 Shizuoka Institute of Epilepsy and Neurological Disorders, Japan 0.06 0.06
368 National Epilepsy Center (JEPICA), Japan 0.06
369 Integrated Imaging Research Support (IIRS), Japan 0.03 0.06
369 Nippon Koei Co., Ltd., Japan 0.06
369 Toyonaka Municipal Hospital, Japan 0.06
369 Fukushimura Hospital, Japan 0.06
370 Dynacom Co., Ltd., Japan 0.06 0.05
370 Ritsuzankai Iida Hospital, Japan 0.05
370 Onomichi General Hospital, Japan 0.05
370 Takatsuki General Hospital, Japan 0.05
370 KAN Research Institute, Inc., Japan 0.05
371 Ibaraki Prefectural University of Health Sciences (IPU), Japan 0.04 0.05
372 Osaka Dental University, Japan 0.04 0.05
372 Kurume Institute of Technology, Japan 0.08 0.05
372 Research Foundation ITSUU Laboratory, Japan 0.05
373 Japan Space Forum, Japan 0.05
373 Gifu Municipal Hospital, Japan 0.05
373 St. Luke's International Hospital, Japan 0.05
374 Nagoya Proton Therapy Center (NPTC), Japan 0.05
374 Humanome Lab., Inc., Japan 0.05
374 Miyazaki Prefectural Institute for Public Health and Environment, Japan 0.05
375 JSR Corporation, Japan 0.46 0.04
376 Hiroshima Municipal Center for Child Health and Development, Japan 0.04
377 Shizuoka General Hospital, Japan 0.01 0.04
378 Meijo Hospital, Japan 0.04
378 Kobe Medical Center, Japan 0.04
379 Meisei Gakuen, Japan 0.32 0.04
379 Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation, Japan 0.04
379 Ishikawa Prefectural Central Hospital, Japan 0.04
379 Tokiwa Group, Japan 0.04
379 NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd., Japan 0.04
380 National Institute of Technology, Kagoshima College, Japan 0.20 0.04
380 The Institute of Applied Energy (IAE), Japan 0.23 0.04
381 Shonai Regional Industry Promotion Center, Japan 0.04
382 Spinal Injuries Center, Japan 0.04
383 Fukuoka Children's Hospital, Japan 0.04
384 Yuko Wada Eye Clinic, Japan 0.04
385 Kyoto University of Education, Japan 0.02 0.04
386 National Institute of Technology, Wakayama College, Japan 0.03
386 Gifu Kyoritsu University, Japan 0.03
386 World Freshwater Aquarium Aquatotto Gifu, Japan 0.03
387 Nagoya Medical Center, Japan 0.12 0.03
388 National Hospital Organization Osaka National Hospital, Japan 0.24 0.03
389 Osaka City General Hospital (OCGH), Japan 0.02 0.03
390 Hokkaido Cancer Center, Japan 0.03
391 NHO Nishiniigata Chuo Hospital, Japan 0.04 0.03
391 Kanagawa Children's Medical Center, Japan 0.12 0.03
391 Seirei Hamamatsu General Hospital, Japan 0.03
392 Hyogo Brain and Heart Center, Japan 0.03
392 Yokkaichi Municipal Hospital, Japan 0.03
392 Anjo Kosei Hospital, Japan 0.03
392 Higashi-Ohmi General Medical Center, Japan 0.03
392 Utano National Hospital, Japan 0.03
392 Oyamada Memorial Spa Hospital, Japan 0.03
393 Setsunan University, Japan 0.41 0.03
393 Jobu University, Japan 0.03
393 Preferred Networks, Inc., Japan 0.03
394 The United Nations University, Japan 0.10 0.03
394 Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan 0.13 0.03
394 Tenshi College, Japan 0.03
395 Teijin Ltd., Japan 0.03
396 Narita-Tomisato Tokushukai Hospital, Japan 0.03
397 Sato Clinic, Japan 0.03
398 Fukui Science Education Academy (FSEA), Japan 0.03 0.02
398 The Corporation for Production and Research of Laboratory Primates, Japan 0.02
399 Hiroshima City University (HCU), Japan 0.14 0.02
399 J-POWER/Electric Power Development Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02
400 Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02
401 Ceres, Inc., Japan 0.05 0.02
402 Hokkaido Medical Center, Japan 0.02
403 Hyogo Science and Technology Association, Japan 0.02
403 Onomichi City University, Japan 0.02
403 Seisa University, Japan 0.02
404 Japan Weather Association (JWA), Japan 0.02
404 NHO Higashisaitama National Hospital, Japan 0.02
404 Tokyo Teishin Hospital (TTH), Japan 0.02
404 Yokosuka City Museum, Japan 0.02
405 Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan 0.03 0.02
405 Inpex Corporation, Japan 0.33 0.02
405 Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.36 0.02
406 Nihon Waters K.K., Japan 0.35 0.02
406 Sapporo City General Hospital, Japan 0.02
406 Hyogo Prefectural Amagasaki General Medical Center (Hyogo AGMC), Japan 0.02
407 Nitto Denko Corporation, Japan 0.02
407 Kyushu University of Health and Welfare, Japan 0.02
408 Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF), Japan 0.02
409 United Immunity Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02
410 Ashikaga University, Japan 0.02
411 Aichi Toho University, Japan 0.02
412 Toyohashi Municipal Hospital, Japan 0.03 0.02
412 Gunma Children's Medical Center (GCMC), Japan 0.02
412 Hokkaido Medical Center for Child Health and Rehabilitation, Japan 0.02
412 Kitakyushu City Yahata Hospital, Japan 0.02
412 Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital, Japan 0.02
412 Tokyo-kita Medical Center, Japan 0.02
412 Aiseikai Memorial Ibaraki Welfare Medical Center, Japan 0.02
412 Miyagi Children’s Hospital, Japan 0.02
413 PeptiDream Inc., Japan 0.01
414 Life Grow Brilliant Mental Clinic, Japan 0.01
415 Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
415 Toa Eiyo Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
415 StaGen Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
415 Scrum Inc., Japan 0.02 0.01
415 Sanwa Kagaku Kenkyusho Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
415 Riken Genesis Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
415 OP BIO Factory Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
415 Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
415 Nippon Gene Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
415 Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc., Japan 0.02 0.01
415 LSI Medience Corporation, Japan 0.02 0.01
415 Medicrome, Inc., Japan 0.02 0.01
415 Kyorin Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
415 iPS Academia Japan, Inc., Japan 0.02 0.01
415 Intec, Inc., Japan 0.02 0.01
415 G&G Science Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
415 Forerunner Pharma Research Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
415 Eiken Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
415 DNA Chip Research Inc., Japan 0.02 0.01
415 CellFree Sciences Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.01
415 Celestar Lexico-Sciences, Inc., Japan 0.02 0.01
415 Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd., Japan 0.22 0.01
415 Fujitsu Ltd., Japan 0.46 0.01
415 Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan 1.24 0.01
416 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), Japan 0.23 0.01
416 National Institute of Technology, Ibaraki College, Japan 0.24 0.01
417 Shonan Institute of Technology, Japan 0.01 0.01
417 Tokyo Metropolitan College of Industrial Technology (TMCIT), Japan 0.01 0.01
417 Sakushin Gakuin University, Japan 0.01 0.01
418 Tsukishima Foods Industry Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01
419 Eiju General Hospital, Japan 0.01
420 The Systems Biology Institute, Japan 0.01
421 Hokkaido University of Education, Japan 0.47 0.01
421 Hitotsubashi University, Japan 0.01
422 Shizuoka University of Welfare, Japan 0.01 0.01
423 Kumamoto Institute for Photo-Electro Organics (Phoenics), Japan 0.11 0.01
423 Fukuoka Industry, Science and Technology Foundation (Fukuoka IST), Japan 0.01
424 Japan Wildlife Research Center, Japan 0.00
424 Tachikawa Medical Center, Japan 0.00

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