2020 tables: Institutions - physical sciences - corporate

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

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2018 Share 2019 Count 2019 Change in Adjusted Share 2018-2019*
1 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 15.81 15.88 25 -1.1%
2 Toyota Group, Japan 6.52 6.17 19 -6.7%
3 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 5.28 3.85 6 -28.3%
4 JEOL Ltd., Japan 1.18 2.63 12 119.7%
5 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 5.20 1.98 12 -62.4%
6 Panasonic Corporation, Japan 1.50 1.18 2 -22.6%
7 Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan 0.69 1.17 2 67.2%
8 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Japan 0.47 1.14 5 138.3%
9 Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Japan 0.04 1.11 11 2,376.4%
10 Sharp Corporation, Japan 1.00 1 N/A
10 Stanley Electric Co., Ltd., Japan 0.86 1.00 1 14.9%
11 SCIOCS Co. Ltd., Japan 1.00 0.95 2 -6.0%
12 Sony Corporation, Japan 1.40 0.94 2 -33.5%
13 NEC Corporation, Japan 1.00 0.70 1 -31.0%
14 Tohoku Steel Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 0.60 1 18.2%
15 Kao Corporation, Japan 0.56 1 N/A
16 Novel Crystal Technology, Inc., Japan 1.00 0.51 4 -49.9%
17 Sysmex Corporation, Japan 0.00 0.51 2 13,898.1%
18 NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories (NHK STRL), Japan 0.78 0.50 1 -36.7%
18 Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL), Japan 0.50 1 N/A
18 Ricoh Company, Ltd., Japan 0.50 1 N/A
19 TDK Corporation, Japan 0.46 3 N/A
20 Tamura Corporation, Japan 1.01 0.44 3 -56.8%
21 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 1.39 0.42 6 -70.3%
22 UV Craftory Co., Ltd. (UVC), Japan 0.38 1 N/A
23 ARKRAY, Inc., Japan 0.36 1 N/A
24 JNC Corporation, Japan 0.02 0.33 1 1,949.2%
24 Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Japan 0.17 0.33 1 92.7%
24 Terabase, Inc., Japan 0.33 1 N/A
25 Nippon Sheet Glass Group (NSG Group), Japan 0.31 0.31 5 -2.9%
26 Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Japan 0.22 0.29 1 29.3%
27 Skyworks Solutions, Inc., Japan 0.29 1 N/A
27 Sicoxs Corporation, Japan 0.29 1 N/A
28 NTT DATA Mathematical Systems Inc., Japan 0.25 1 N/A
28 Microsonic Co., Ltd., Japan 0.25 1 N/A
29 ULVAC, Inc., Japan 0.62 0.24 1 -61.4%
30 Horiba, Ltd., Japan 0.25 0.20 2 -20.4%
31 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan 0.20 1 N/A
32 Life is Small. Company, Japan 0.17 1 N/A
32 SKY Technology Inc., Japan 0.17 1 N/A
32 Techsor Inc., Japan 0.17 1 N/A
33 Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01 0.14 2 1,807.8%
34 Jij Inc., Japan 0.13 1 N/A
34 Kobe Steel, Ltd., Japan 0.13 1 N/A
34 NanoCarbon Researvh Institute Co., Ltd., Japan 0.13 1 N/A
34 Silvaco Japan Co., Ltd., Japan 0.13 1 N/A
34 Tosoh Corporation, Japan 0.13 1 N/A
35 Asahi Kasei Corporation, Japan 0.13 0.11 3 -17.3%
36 Sekisui Chemical Company, Limited, Japan 0.02 0.11 1 583.1%
37 Toray Industries, Inc., Japan 0.88 0.11 2 -88.0%
38 Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd., Japan 0.09 1 N/A
39 Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.09 2 2,383.5%
40 FujiFilm Corporation, Japan 0.00 0.08 3 2,226.6%
41 Nippon Flour Mills Co., Ltd. (NIPPN), Japan 0.08 1 N/A
41 Ascent Robotics Inc., Japan 0.08 1 N/A
41 Unisoku Co., Ltd., Japan 0.08 1 N/A
42 Marine Works Japan Ltd., Japan 0.08 1 N/A
43 Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd. (MKI), Japan 0.00 0.07 2 1,922.9%
44 Cyfuse Biomedical K. K., Japan 0.06 1 N/A
45 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.04 2 1,067.6%
46 NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd., Japan 0.04 1 N/A
47 Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01 1 N/A
47 Inpex Corporation, Japan 0.01 1 N/A
47 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Japan 0.01 1 N/A
48 Miraca Holdings Inc., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 Toa Eiyo Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 StaGen Co., Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 Sosei Co., Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 Shionogi & Co., Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 Scrum Inc., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 Sanwa Kagaku Kenkyusho Co., Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 Riken Genesis Co., Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 Precision System Science Co., Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 OP BIO Factory Co., Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 Nippon Gene Co., Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 LSI Medience Corporation, Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 MicroBiopharm Japan Co., Ltd. (MBJ), Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 Medicrome, Inc., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 Kyorin Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 iPS Academia Japan, Inc., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 Intec, Inc., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 HPC Systems Inc., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 G&G Science Co., Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 Forerunner Pharma Research Co., Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 Eiken Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 DNA Chip Research Inc., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 CellFree Sciences Co., Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 Celestar Lexico-Sciences, Inc., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 Asubio Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan 0.00 0.01 1 80.6%
48 JSR Corporation, Japan 0.02 0.01 1 -67.1%
48 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 0.09 0.01 1 -92.6%
48 Kowa Company, Ltd., Japan 0.10 0.01 1 -93.8%
48 Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd., Japan 0.20 0.01 1 -96.8%
48 Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Japan 0.23 0.01 1 -97.1%
48 Fujitsu Ltd., Japan 0.30 0.01 1 -97.9%

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.