2021 tables: Institutions

The 2021 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2019 Share 2020 Count 2020 Change in Adjusted Share 2019-2020*
1 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 431.41 461.85 1,308 3.2%
2 Kyoto University, Japan 252.11 267.94 696 2.5%
3 Osaka University, Japan 182.59 185.04 520 -2.3%
4 RIKEN, Japan 124.74 164.48 707 27.1%
5 Tohoku University, Japan 142.55 162.21 481 9.7%
6 Nagoya University, Japan 112.83 147.44 417 26.0%
7 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 149.51 134.95 385 -13.0%
8 Hokkaido University, Japan 111.33 113.26 289 -1.9%
9 Kyushu University, Japan 100.61 111.36 339 6.7%
10 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 84.93 91.85 372 4.3%
11 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 71.49 75.84 258 2.3%
12 University of Tsukuba, Japan 54.92 50.62 239 -11.1%
13 Keio University, Japan 43.65 49.69 142 9.8%
14 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 25.66 41.79 107 57.1%
15 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 32.75 36.63 102 7.9%
16 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 33.83 35.80 195 2.1%
17 Okayama University, Japan 41.25 35.01 120 -18.2%
18 Kobe University, Japan 21.63 33.23 145 48.1%
19 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 34.52 32.61 120 -8.9%
20 Waseda University, Japan 25.63 31.07 104 16.9%
21 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan 21.90 29.66 200 30.6%
22 Chiba University, Japan 21.27 29.10 106 31.9%
23 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 26.20 24.09 89 -11.4%
24 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 10.63 22.04 68 99.9%
25 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 24.32 21.79 68 -13.6%
26 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 16.73 19.43 139 12.0%
27 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 18.18 18.05 50 -4.2%
28 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 14.36 17.52 107 17.6%
29 Kumamoto University, Japan 18.29 17.47 60 -7.9%
30 Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Japan 14.29 16.86 89 13.8%
31 Toyota Group, Japan 16.79 15.39 38 -11.6%
32 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan 9.96 13.86 130 34.2%
33 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 10.24 13.85 26 30.4%
34 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 12.80 13.74 37 3.5%
35 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 17.60 12.59 24 -31.0%
36 National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Japan 11.65 12.54 52 3.8%
37 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 18.71 12.19 39 -37.2%
38 Gifu University, Japan 14.32 12.06 36 -18.8%
39 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 13.37 11.56 52 -16.6%
40 Yamagata University, Japan 9.64 11.49 41 15.0%
41 Ehime University, Japan 13.78 11.27 43 -21.2%
42 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 14.45 11.09 33 -26.0%
43 Niigata University, Japan 7.36 10.82 58 41.8%
44 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 5.86 10.74 59 76.7%
45 Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Japan 8.49 10.24 29 16.3%
46 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 17.20 10.21 91 -42.8%
47 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Japan 6.89 10.19 86 42.5%
48 Gakushuin University, Japan 5.46 9.11 19 61.0%
49 Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan 4.38 8.89 16 95.5%
50 The Kitasato Institute, Japan 7.06 8.74 34 19.3%
51 Gunma University, Japan 6.51 8.57 34 27.0%
52 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 2.16 8.49 32 279.2%
53 Tokushima University, Japan 11.60 8.47 34 -29.5%
54 Nagasaki University, Japan 4.01 8.44 30 102.9%
55 National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan 5.27 8.41 36 53.9%
56 Shizuoka University, Japan 10.23 8.38 24 -21.0%
57 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan 8.92 8.10 49 -12.4%
58 National Cancer Center (NCC), Japan 7.60 8.08 42 2.6%
59 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 8.33 8.07 23 -6.5%
60 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 8.57 7.96 24 -10.5%
61 Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan 10.02 7.89 14 -24.1%
62 Nagoya City University, Japan 8.83 7.78 32 -15.0%
63 Kindai University, Japan 6.92 7.69 31 7.1%
64 Yamaguchi University, Japan 3.88 7.65 24 90.3%
65 Saitama University, Japan 6.89 7.62 26 6.5%
66 National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), Japan 3.56 7.57 24 105.2%
67 University of Shizuoka, Japan 6.21 7.54 20 17.1%
68 University of Hyogo, Japan 4.37 6.95 22 53.3%
69 Nihon University, Japan 5.57 6.79 34 17.7%
70 Shimane University, Japan 3.56 6.79 21 83.7%
71 Institute of Microbial Chemistry (IMC), Japan 9.88 6.71 10 -34.5%
72 National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan 6.15 6.70 27 5.0%
73 Chuo University, Japan 4.70 6.68 14 37.1%
74 Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (TUPLS), Japan 9.77 6.48 15 -36.1%
75 Toyota Technological Institute (TTI), Japan 3.88 6.20 13 53.9%
76 Ritsumeikan University, Japan 10.10 6.07 27 -42.0%
77 Ibaraki University, Japan 3.89 5.92 22 46.8%
78 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (IGAKUKEN), Japan 5.16 5.92 21 10.6%
79 Toho University, Japan 3.82 5.79 29 46.1%
80 Rikkyo University, Japan 5.53 5.73 32 -0.2%
81 Juntendo University, Japan 4.40 5.72 27 25.4%
82 Kanagawa University, Japan 6.34 5.40 15 -17.9%
83 Hirosaki University, Japan 4.00 5.39 23 30.0%
84 Doshisha University, Japan 3.77 5.17 14 32.1%
85 University of Toyama, Japan 9.36 5.13 21 -47.2%
86 Meiji University, Japan 3.47 4.72 21 31.4%
87 Kochi University, Japan 4.13 4.72 25 10.2%
88 National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Japan 7.41 4.40 13 -42.8%
89 Tottori University, Japan 2.39 4.37 13 76.5%
90 Kobe Pharmaceutical University, Japan 0.41 4.23 6 892.9%
91 National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan 4.62 4.11 18 -14.2%
92 Kawasaki Institute of Industry Promotion, Japan 1.87 4.11 9 112.0%
93 Fukuoka University, Japan 2.46 4.09 12 60.4%
94 Kansai University, Japan 2.24 4.00 8 71.7%
95 Spintronics Research Network of Japan (Spin-RnJ), Japan 3.50 3.98 62 9.6%
96 Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan 4.27 3.89 20 -12.3%
97 Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan 4.16 3.67 11 -14.9%
98 University of the Ryukyus, Japan 3.05 3.60 15 13.8%
99 Nara Women's University (NWU), Japan 3.81 3.54 39 -10.5%
100 Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), Japan 4.98 3.41 13 -33.9%
101 NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories (NHK STRL), Japan 0.50 3.37 5 550.5%
102 Japan Fine Ceramics Center (JFCC), Japan 2.02 3.28 14 56.6%
103 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 4.71 3.27 17 -33.1%
104 Mie University, Japan 4.35 3.24 13 -28.2%
105 Tokyo Gakugei University (TGU), Japan 1.22 3.21 6 154.8%
106 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 3.69 3.20 15 -16.5%
107 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 2.35 3.08 16 26.3%
108 Konan University, Japan 2.05 3.08 4 44.7%
109 Comprehensive Research Organization for Science and Society (CROSS), Japan 1.48 3.03 19 97.5%
110 Osaka Medical College, Japan 1.15 3.01 10 151.3%
111 Panasonic Corporation, Japan 1.73 2.88 7 60.3%
112 National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP), Japan 2.53 2.86 19 8.8%
113 Tokai University, Japan 2.83 2.85 20 -2.8%
114 Tokyo Medical University, Japan 1.13 2.85 14 142.7%
115 Saga University, Japan 2.43 2.83 12 12.4%
116 Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research (JFCR), Japan 3.31 2.79 18 -18.6%
117 Chubu University, Japan 5.04 2.71 15 -48.1%
118 Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Japan 0.86 2.67 8 200.6%
119 Akita University, Japan 2.06 2.58 10 20.7%
120 University of Yamanashi, Japan 5.84 2.53 13 -58.2%
121 Rigaku Corporation, Japan 2.70 2.47 17 -12.0%
122 National Defense Academy of Japan (NDA), Japan 1.02 2.47 10 132.3%
123 Saitama Medical University (SMU), Japan 2.51 2.40 10 -7.7%
124 Jichi Medical University, Japan 0.92 2.40 11 150.4%
125 Musashino University, Japan 0.77 2.33 4 191.2%
126 Fujita Health University, Japan 2.55 2.29 18 -13.6%
127 National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center (NCVC), Japan 1.26 2.28 15 74.3%
128 Fukushima University, Japan 0.85 2.28 7 158.6%
129 Sophia University, Japan 3.43 2.26 13 -36.5%
130 Fukushima Medical University (FMU), Japan 2.20 2.15 10 -6.1%
131 Kochi University of Technology, Japan 2.57 2.13 9 -20.2%
132 Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan 3.50 2.08 6 -42.6%
133 FujiFilm Corporation, Japan 1.05 2.06 7 88.6%
134 Meiji Gakuin University, Japan 0.50 2.00 4 285.7%
134 Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, Japan 1.75 2.00 2 10.0%
135 National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM), Japan 1.79 1.96 21 5.6%
136 Ryukoku University, Japan 2.12 1.95 4 -11.3%
137 Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University (TMPU), Japan 1.15 1.94 9 62.5%
138 University of Miyazaki, Japan 1.51 1.92 17 22.6%
139 The Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan 2.01 1.91 11 -8.3%
140 Meijo University, Japan 6.75 1.87 10 -73.2%
141 Okayama University of Science, Japan 0.36 1.87 11 404.1%
142 Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan 1.38 1.84 16 28.1%
143 Toin University of Yokohama, Japan 2.60 1.80 3 -33.2%
144 Osaka Institute of Technology (OIT), Japan 1.36 1.79 5 27.0%
145 The University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan 1.02 1.77 6 68.0%
146 Oita University, Japan 0.78 1.74 11 114.4%
147 Nara Medical University, Japan 0.29 1.72 7 473.2%
148 University of Kitakyushu, Japan 1.63 1.71 5 1.5%
149 Kansai Medical University (KMU), Japan 1.05 1.67 8 53.0%
150 Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Japan 1.20 1.63 8 30.7%
151 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology (TMIG), Japan 0.77 1.61 11 102.5%
152 JEOL Ltd., Japan 4.60 1.60 17 -66.6%
153 Shiga University of Medical Science (SUMS), Japan 2.35 1.57 10 -35.4%
154 Sojo University, Japan 1.55 3 N/A
155 Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT), Japan 1.88 1.53 8 -21.9%
156 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 4.85 1.50 4 -70.2%
157 Teikyo University, Japan 1.54 1.47 12 -8.1%
158 Wakayama Medical University, Japan 0.38 1.45 6 265.6%
159 Kurume University, Japan 0.55 1.43 10 150.5%
160 Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 1.40 1.38 7 -5.0%
161 Seikei Gakuen, Japan 1.46 1.38 4 -8.8%
162 Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, Japan 0.93 1.37 3 41.8%
163 Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine (KPUM), Japan 1.50 1.37 10 -12.0%
164 Sapporo Medical University, Japan 0.79 1.36 4 67.0%
165 Kagoshima University, Japan 1.95 1.34 13 -33.4%
166 Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Japan 1.08 1.31 4 17.7%
167 Tokyo Women's Medical University (TWMU), Japan 1.22 1.31 10 3.7%
168 Novel Crystal Technology, Inc., Japan 0.51 1.29 2 143.9%
169 Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan 1.92 1.26 6 -36.7%
170 Kao Corporation, Japan 0.70 1.25 4 72.9%
171 Nippi. Inc., Japan 1.31 1.25 2 -8.0%
171 Sumitomo Riko Company Limited, Japan 1.25 2 N/A
172 Wakayama University, Japan 0.54 1.24 3 121.2%
173 Utsunomiya University, Japan 1.20 1.24 5 -0.1%
174 Aichi Cancer Center, Japan 0.15 1.22 13 691.3%
175 Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI), Japan 0.81 1.17 3 39.7%
176 Asahi Kasei Corporation, Japan 0.41 1.13 4 165.4%
177 ULVAC, Inc., Japan 0.24 1.12 5 346.2%
178 Central Institute for Experimental Animals, Japan 0.21 1.07 6 384.3%
179 Kyoto Prefectural University, Japan 1.07 4 N/A
180 Hot Springs Research Institute of Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan 1.13 1.06 3 -8.8%
181 Aichi University of Education, Japan 0.15 1.05 6 596.0%
182 Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (KISTEC), Japan 0.98 1.05 15 3.4%
183 Showa Pharmaceutical University, Japan 2.26 1.03 12 -56.1%
184 Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA), Japan 0.20 1.02 7 379.6%
185 Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Japan 0.70 1.01 9 40.3%
186 Toyama Prefectural University, Japan 0.20 1.01 4 386.7%
187 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 2.02 1.00 7 -52.2%
188 Research Foundation ITSUU Laboratory, Japan 0.05 1.00 1 1,828.5%
188 Tokyo University of Technology (TUT), Japan 0.16 1.00 1 485.8%
188 Nissan Chemical Corporation, Japan 0.49 1.00 3 96.4%
188 National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology (MPAT), Japan 0.61 1.00 1 58.8%
188 SCIOCS Co. Ltd., Japan 0.95 1.00 1 1.0%
188 KYOCERA Corporation, Japan 0.20 1.00 1 382.1%
189 Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan 0.01 0.97 5 8,064.4%
190 Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.96 3 4,788.2%
191 Seikagaku Corporation, Japan 0.95 2 N/A
192 Toyo University, Japan 1.21 0.95 4 -24.7%
193 Iwate University, Japan 2.40 0.95 8 -61.9%
194 Gifu Pharmaceutical University (GPU), Japan 3.55 0.94 3 -74.4%
195 Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), Japan 0.94 3 N/A
196 Nippon Medical School, Japan 1.21 0.92 7 -26.7%
197 Iwate Medical University, Japan 1.32 0.91 7 -33.3%
198 Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts, Japan 0.20 0.90 2 332.4%
199 Horiba, Ltd., Japan 0.28 0.89 7 208.3%
200 National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition (NIBIOHN), Japan 1.18 0.89 6 -27.6%
201 Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Japan 0.38 0.88 4 127.3%
202 Aichi Medical University, Japan 0.97 0.85 8 -16.2%
203 Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan 0.22 0.83 1 261.6%
203 Fukuoka Dental College, Japan 1.00 0.83 1 -19.6%
204 Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Japan 2.46 0.83 4 -67.5%
205 TDK Corporation, Japan 0.46 0.83 4 74.8%
206 National Center for Child Health and Development (NCCHD), Japan 0.26 0.82 9 207.8%
207 Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33 0.82 3 136.5%
208 Sony Corporation, Japan 1.45 0.79 3 -47.7%
209 Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan 1.51 0.78 8 -50.1%
210 National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS), Japan 3.13 0.78 6 -75.9%
211 Kagawa University, Japan 1.44 0.78 5 -47.7%
212 International Christian University (ICU), Japan 0.82 0.74 3 -13.0%
213 Toyota Physical and Chemical Research Institute, Japan 0.82 0.73 4 -14.3%
214 Kazusa DNA Research Institute (KDRI), Japan 0.84 0.72 6 -17.5%
215 Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., Japan 0.71 2 N/A
216 Kogakuin University, Japan 0.97 0.70 6 -30.8%
217 St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Japan 0.65 0.68 2 1.5%
218 Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan 1.40 0.68 5 -53.2%
219 PeptiDream Inc., Japan 0.01 0.67 1 4,656.9%
219 Natsume Optical Corporation (NOC), Japan 0.67 2 N/A
220 Showa University, Japan 0.52 0.66 7 22.5%
221 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Japan 1.14 0.65 4 -44.6%
222 Mukogawa Women's University, Japan 0.10 0.64 1 519.9%
222 JT Biohistory Research Hall (BRH), Japan 0.64 2 N/A
223 Canon Inc., Japan 0.64 2 N/A
224 Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan 0.44 0.62 6 33.5%
225 Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan 0.08 0.61 3 610.8%
226 Ochanomizu University, Japan 3.18 0.61 47 -81.4%
227 Ricoh Company, Ltd., Japan 1.18 0.60 1 -51.1%
227 Adamant Namiki Precision Jewel Co., Ltd., Japan 0.60 1 N/A
227 Chiba Institute of Science, Japan 0.60 1 N/A
228 Kawasaki Medical University, Japan 0.46 0.60 2 26.5%
229 Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan 0.59 2 N/A
230 National Institute of Technology, Kurume College, Japan 0.50 0.58 2 12.5%
231 Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI), Japan 0.33 0.57 3 64.6%
232 Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI), Japan 1.34 0.56 4 -59.3%
233 Takii and Company, Limited, Japan 0.56 1 N/A
234 Hoshi University, Japan 0.26 0.56 7 102.9%
235 Sosei Co., Ltd., Japan 0.68 0.56 4 -21.3%
236 National Institute of Technology, Ibaraki College, Japan 0.01 0.55 3 4,631.7%
237 ENEOS Corporation, Japan 0.08 0.53 2 517.1%
238 Teijin Ltd., Japan 0.03 0.53 2 1,823.7%
239 Dokkyo Medical University, Japan 0.22 0.52 4 130.7%
240 Miyagi University of Education, Japan 0.15 0.51 4 217.3%
241 Nippon Soda Co., Ltd., Japan 0.51 2 N/A
242 National Institute of Technology, Kumamoto College, Japan 0.75 0.50 1 -35.7%
242 Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 1 N/A
242 Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Japan 0.50 1 N/A
242 Yamagata Prefectural Natural Museum Park, Japan 0.50 1 N/A
242 Japan Coast Guard (JCG), Japan 0.50 1 N/A
242 Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Japan 0.29 0.50 3 65.3%
243 Nippon Sheet Glass Group (NSG Group), Japan 0.39 0.48 7 16.4%
244 Tokyo City University, Japan 0.54 0.46 7 -18.0%
245 Iwate Biotechnology Research Center (IBRC), Japan 0.12 0.46 2 278.1%
246 The Open University of Japan, Japan 0.23 0.45 5 93.9%
247 Institute of Systems, Information Technologies and Nanotechnologies (ISIT), Japan 0.19 0.45 5 123.3%
248 Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Japan 1.56 0.45 4 -72.5%
249 Osaka Prefectural Police Headquarters, Japan 0.44 1 N/A
250 Hosei University, Japan 0.40 0.43 5 3.3%
251 Teikyo Heisei University, Japan 0.20 0.42 2 102.6%
252 National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College, Japan 0.14 0.42 2 181.2%
252 Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL), Japan 0.50 0.42 1 -19.6%
252 National Institute of Technology, Tokyo College, Japan 0.42 2 N/A
253 Kowa Company, Ltd., Japan 0.24 0.41 5 65.5%
254 Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., Japan 0.40 1 N/A
254 Strategic Planning Office for Regional Revitalization, Mie University, Japan 0.40 1 N/A
255 International University of Health and Welfare (IUHW), Japan 0.07 0.39 5 457.8%
256 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Japan 0.44 0.39 2 -15.6%
257 National Defense Medical College, Japan 0.18 0.38 3 101.0%
258 Japan Tobacco Inc., Japan 0.38 2 N/A
258 Doctor's Choice Co., Ltd., Japan 0.38 1 N/A
259 Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Japan 0.82 0.37 4 -56.6%
260 Gifu University of Medical Science, Japan 0.37 2 N/A
261 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), Japan 0.01 0.36 4 3,065.3%
262 Hokkaido Information University, Japan 0.41 0.36 3 -15.1%
263 University of Fukui, Japan 1.82 0.36 7 -81.1%
264 Metawater Co., Ltd., Japan 0.36 1 N/A
265 National Museum of Nature and Science (Kahaku), Japan 1.02 0.35 6 -66.4%
266 Tamagawa University, Japan 1.25 0.35 2 -73.2%
267 Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., Japan 0.14 0.35 5 144.6%
268 Prefectural University of Kumamoto (PUK), Japan 0.13 0.34 2 164.5%
269 Amine Pharma Research Institute Co., Ltd., Japan 0.34 2 N/A
270 Asahikawa Medical University, Japan 0.21 0.33 1 53.1%
270 Unisoku Co., Ltd., Japan 0.62 0.33 1 -48.1%
270 Hiruzen Institute for Geology and Chronology Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33 1 N/A
270 Japan Geochronology Network (jGnet), Japan 0.33 1 N/A
270 Toyama Institute of Health, Japan 0.33 1 N/A
270 Ouchi Shinko Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd., Japan 0.33 1 N/A
270 Hikari Giken, Co., Japan 0.33 2 N/A
270 National Institute of Technology, Oshima College, Japan 0.33 1 N/A
270 Meio University, Japan 0.33 1 N/A
271 Research Organization for Information Science and Technology (RIST), Japan 0.10 0.32 2 225.4%
271 National Institute of Technology, Hachinohe College, Japan 0.32 2 N/A
272 Kumamoto Industrial Research Institute, Japan 0.32 1 N/A
273 National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (NCGG), Japan 0.26 0.32 8 16.5%
274 Toto Ltd., Japan 0.31 1 N/A
275 Josai University Educational Corporation, Japan 0.44 0.31 2 -32.5%
276 IHI Corporation, Japan 0.31 2 N/A
277 Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan 0.56 0.31 4 -47.2%
278 Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology (N-BIO), Japan 0.30 4 N/A
279 Japanese Red Cross Society, Japan 0.15 0.30 6 99.6%
280 UV Craftory Co., Ltd. (UVC), Japan 0.38 0.30 1 -22.9%
281 Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan 0.21 0.30 8 33.0%
282 Nagoya Medical Center, Japan 0.03 0.30 3 730.4%
283 National Institute of Technology, Toyama College, Japan 0.31 0.29 4 -8.4%
284 PI-Crystal, Inc., Japan 0.29 2 N/A
285 Tianma Japan, Ltd., Japan 0.29 1 N/A
285 Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd., Japan 0.29 1 N/A
286 University of Occupational and Environmental Health (UOEH), Japan 0.79 0.28 5 -65.2%
287 Sanyo-Onoda City University, Japan 0.10 0.28 2 173.2%
288 Tokyo Medical Center, Japan 0.28 1 N/A
289 Marine Works Japan Ltd., Japan 0.19 0.28 3 44.4%
290 Tokyo Dental College, Japan 0.28 1 N/A
291 Nippon Steel Corporation, Japan 0.33 0.28 2 -19.6%
292 Okinawa Prefectural Government, Japan 0.27 1 N/A
292 FunPep Co., Ltd., Japan 0.27 1 N/A
293 Chiba Cancer Center, Japan 0.85 0.27 3 -69.2%
294 Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University (NVLU), Japan 0.07 0.25 2 267.6%
295 Nagoya Industrial Science Research Institute, Japan 0.25 2 N/A
296 Asahi University, Japan 0.25 2 N/A
297 Nikon Corporation, Japan 0.19 0.25 2 27.4%
298 Aichi Gakuin University (AGU), Japan 0.07 0.25 1 261.6%
298 Tokyo Kasei University, Japan 0.13 0.25 1 92.8%
298 Tohoku Institute of Technology, Japan 0.13 0.25 1 92.8%
298 National Institute of Technology, Kagawa College, Japan 0.25 0.25 1 -3.6%
298 Aichi Science and Technology Foundation, Japan 0.37 0.25 1 -34.3%
298 Japan Women's University, Japan 0.77 0.25 2 -68.7%
298 Frontier Laboratories Ltd., Japan 0.25 1 N/A
298 Immuno-Biological Laboratories Co., Ltd., Japan 0.25 1 N/A
298 Research Institute for Electromagnetic Materials, Japan 0.25 1 N/A
298 Modern Planning Inc., Japan 0.25 1 N/A
298 Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Japan 0.25 2 N/A
298 Kumiai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Japan 0.25 1 N/A
298 Shiga University, Japan 0.25 2 N/A
299 Kirin Holdings Company Limited, Japan 0.18 0.25 3 31.5%
300 Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., Japan 0.23 1 N/A
301 Kochi Hospital, Japan 0.23 1 N/A
302 CeSPIA, Inc., Japan 0.13 0.23 3 71.8%
302 Institute of Rheological Functions of Food, Japan 0.23 2 N/A
303 Toray Industries, Inc., Japan 0.66 0.23 4 -67.3%
304 Matsumoto Dental University (MDU), Japan 0.18 0.23 3 19.3%
305 Kanazawa Medical University, Japan 1.30 0.22 4 -83.7%
306 Kureha Corporation, Japan 0.50 0.21 1 -58.7%
306 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan 0.70 0.21 1 -70.5%
306 Ikeda City Hospital, Japan 0.21 1 N/A
306 Kyoto Fission-Track Co., Ltd., Japan 0.21 1 N/A
307 Suntory Foundation for Life Science (SUNBOR), Japan 1.71 0.21 2 -88.2%
308 Kyorin University, Japan 0.53 0.20 4 -63.0%
309 Japan Space Forum, Japan 0.05 0.20 1 305.0%
309 Fukui University of Technology, Japan 0.22 0.20 1 -10.7%
309 Osaka Ohtani University, Japan 0.90 0.20 1 -78.7%
309 Kajima Corporation, Japan 0.20 1 N/A
309 Tokyo Denki University, Japan 0.20 1 N/A
309 Idea International Co. Ltd., Japan 0.20 1 N/A
309 Shonan Kamakura General Hospital, Japan 0.20 1 N/A
309 National Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Japan 0.20 1 N/A
309 Hokkaido University of Science (HUS), Japan 0.20 1 N/A
310 JSR Corporation, Japan 0.04 0.19 4 306.9%
311 Tosoh Corporation, Japan 0.13 0.19 2 45.3%
312 The Research Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Japan 0.19 1 N/A
313 The University of Aizu, Japan 0.27 0.18 4 -34.6%
314 ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd., Japan 0.18 1 N/A
315 Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan 0.02 0.18 2 815.3%
316 Saitama Cancer Center, Japan 0.18 2 N/A
317 FIMECS, Inc., Japan 0.18 1 N/A
317 Shikoku Institute of Natural History, Japan 0.18 2 N/A
318 Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation (FBRI), Japan 0.36 0.18 6 -52.3%
319 Meiji University of Integrative Medicine, Japan 0.17 2 N/A
320 KIKAI Institute for Coral Reef Sciences, Japan 0.21 0.17 1 -22.9%
320 Setsunan University, Japan 0.03 0.17 1 446.4%
320 National Hospital Organization Kyushu Medical Center, Japan 0.06 0.17 1 157.1%
320 Nihon Pharmaceutical University, Japan 0.11 0.17 1 44.6%
320 Nagasaki International University, Japan 0.15 0.17 1 6.4%
320 Olympus Corporation, Japan 0.30 0.17 1 -46.4%
320 JNC Corporation, Japan 0.53 0.17 1 -69.9%
320 Nippon Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd., Japan 0.95 0.17 1 -83.0%
320 Fire and Disaster Management College (FDMC), Japan 0.17 1 N/A
320 Nippon Institute for Biological Science (NIBS), Japan 0.17 1 N/A
320 NOF Corporation, Japan 0.17 1 N/A
320 Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc., Japan 0.17 1 N/A
320 Medicinal Chemistry Pharmaceuticals,Co.,Ltd., Japan 0.17 1 N/A
320 Geological Carbon dioxide Storage Technology Research Association, Japan 0.17 1 N/A
320 Fukada Geological Institute (FGI), Japan 0.17 1 N/A
320 National Institute of Technology, Anan College, Japan 0.17 1 N/A
320 Suzuka University of Medical Science (SUMS), Japan 0.17 1 N/A
320 Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries (GPI), Japan 0.17 2 N/A
320 The Noguchi Institute, Japan 0.17 1 N/A
321 Toranomon Hospital, Japan 0.08 0.16 3 88.3%
322 Shigei Medical Research Institute, Japan 0.18 0.16 2 -14.2%
323 Osaka Habikino Medical Center, Japan 0.15 1 N/A
324 Repertoire Genesis Inc., Japan 0.15 1 N/A
325 Sysmex Corporation, Japan 0.64 0.14 3 -78.2%
326 Self-Defense Forces Central Hospital, Japan 0.14 2 N/A
327 The Nippon Dental University, Japan 0.15 0.14 8 -7.7%
328 Onomichi City University, Japan 0.02 0.14 1 561.2%
328 Kurita Water Industries Ltd., Japan 0.10 0.14 1 37.7%
328 National Institute of Technology, Akashi College, Japan 0.17 0.14 1 -17.4%
328 Hokkai-Gakuen University, Japan 0.25 0.14 1 -44.9%
328 Japan Radio Co., Ltd. (JRC), Japan 0.14 1 N/A
328 Okayama Prefecture Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Center, Japan 0.14 1 N/A
328 Daikin Industries Ltd., Japan 0.14 1 N/A
328 Meidensha Corporation, Japan 0.14 1 N/A
328 Yokogurayama Natural Forest Museum, Japan 0.14 1 N/A
328 Morikawa Kenkodo Co., Ltd., Japan 0.14 1 N/A
328 Rakuwakai Otowa Hospital, Japan 0.14 1 N/A
328 Japan Spaceguard Association (JSGA), Japan 0.14 1 N/A
329 Kumamoto Institute for Photo-Electro Organics (Phoenics), Japan 0.01 0.14 2 2,503.5%
329 Fukuoka Industry, Science and Technology Foundation (Fukuoka IST), Japan 0.01 0.14 2 2,503.5%
330 Hokkaido Cancer Center, Japan 0.03 0.14 1 332.0%
331 Vegetalia, Inc., Japan 0.14 1 N/A
331 St. Mary's Hospital, Japan 0.14 1 N/A
332 Foundation for Advancement of International Science (FAIS), Japan 0.13 1 N/A
333 Association for the Development of Earthquake Prediction, Japan 0.13 1 N/A
333 Japan Ministry of Defense (MOD), Japan 0.13 1 N/A
333 Murayama Medical Center, Japan 0.13 1 N/A
333 Tezukayama Gakuin University, Japan 0.13 1 N/A
334 Azabu University, Japan 0.40 0.13 2 -68.2%
335 Aichi Developmental Disability Center (ADDC), Japan 0.08 0.13 2 53.6%
336 Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA), Japan 0.13 2 N/A
337 Shikoku Cancer Center, Japan 0.13 2 N/A
338 J-POWER/Electric Power Development Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.13 1 430.3%
338 Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo, Japan 0.10 0.13 1 20.5%
338 Kanto Gakuin University, Japan 0.20 0.13 1 -39.7%
338 Aomori University, Japan 0.50 0.13 1 -75.9%
338 Japan Environmental Sanitation Center (JESC), Japan 0.13 1 N/A
338 Takasaki University of Health and Welfare, Japan 0.13 1 N/A
338 World Lab., Japan 0.13 1 N/A
338 ENEOS Holdings, Japan 0.13 1 N/A
338 MOLSIS Inc., Japan 0.13 1 N/A
338 Nemli Project LLC, Japan 0.13 1 N/A
338 Research Institute for Applied Sciences (RIAS), Japan 0.13 1 N/A
338 Harima Chemicals Group, Inc., Japan 0.13 1 N/A
338 Advantest Laboratories Ltd., Japan 0.13 1 N/A
338 Towa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.13 1 N/A
339 Teine Keijinkai Hospital, Japan 0.12 2 N/A
340 Sagamihara National Hospital, Japan 0.12 2 N/A
341 Soka University, Japan 0.80 0.11 1 -86.6%
341 Chitose Institute of Science and Technology, Japan 1.08 0.11 1 -90.1%
341 Cross Compass Ltd., Japan 0.11 1 N/A
341 Japan Redox Limited, Japan 0.11 1 N/A
341 Noritake Co., Limited, Japan 0.11 1 N/A
341 Fukushima Prefectural Fisheries and Marine Science Research Centre, Japan 0.11 1 N/A
341 Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd., Japan 0.11 1 N/A
341 Hakujyuji Hospital, Japan 0.11 1 N/A
342 Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science, Japan 0.09 0.11 65 11.8%
343 IVF Namba Clinic, Japan 0.10 1 N/A
344 Hyogo Science and Technology Association, Japan 0.02 0.10 1 362.8%
344 Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC), Japan 0.11 0.10 1 -13.2%
344 Ishikawa Prefectural University, Japan 0.39 0.10 1 -75.2%
344 Showa Denko K.K. (SDK), Japan 0.10 1 N/A
344 Takara Bio Inc., Japan 0.10 1 N/A
344 Shonan Kamakura Innovation Park, Japan 0.10 1 N/A
344 Flower of Light Clinic for Mind and Body, Japan 0.10 1 N/A
344 Osaka Organic Chemical Industry Ltd., Japan 0.10 1 N/A
344 GlycoPharma Corporation, Japan 0.10 1 N/A
344 Asahikawa National College of Technology, Japan 0.10 1 N/A
345 Hiroshima City University (HCU), Japan 0.02 0.10 3 313.6%
346 Euglena Co., Ltd., Japan 0.10 1 N/A
347 Sapporo Kosei General Hospital, Japan 0.10 1 N/A
348 Osaka Kyoiku University, Japan 0.09 2 N/A
349 Nitto Denko Corporation, Japan 0.02 0.09 1 399.7%
349 National Institute of Technology, Okinawa College (NIT, Okinawa College), Japan 0.06 0.09 1 40.3%
349 Saitama Institute of Technology, Japan 0.17 0.09 1 -47.4%
349 Shimane Prefectural Institute of Public Health and Environmental Science, Japan 0.33 0.09 1 -73.7%
349 Iwate Prefectural Research Institute for Environmental Sciences and Public Health (I-RIEP), Japan 0.09 1 N/A
349 Fukuoka Institute of Health and Environmental Sciences, Japan 0.09 1 N/A
349 Akita Research Center for Public Health and Environment, Japan 0.09 1 N/A
349 National Hospital Organization (NHO), Japan 0.09 1 N/A
349 Peptide Institute, Inc., Japan 0.09 1 N/A
350 Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.25 0.09 3 -65.5%
351 GRA&GREEN Inc., Japan 0.09 1 N/A
351 Hyogo Cancer Center, Japan 0.09 2 N/A
352 Shizuoka General Hospital, Japan 0.04 0.09 3 101.2%
353 Shionogi & Co., Ltd., Japan 0.65 0.09 6 -87.3%
354 Miraca Holdings Inc., Japan 0.38 0.08 8 -78.6%
355 Kanagawa Cancer Center, Japan 0.06 0.08 2 33.2%
356 Human Metabolome Technologies, Inc., Japan 0.06 0.08 1 28.6%
356 Sekisui Chemical Company, Limited, Japan 0.11 0.08 1 -27.7%
356 Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Japan 0.08 1 N/A
356 Ohu University, Japan 0.08 1 N/A
356 MS-Cheminformatics LLC, Japan 0.08 1 N/A
356 National Institute for Minamata Disease (NIMD), Japan 0.08 1 N/A
356 Arithmer Inc., Japan 0.08 1 N/A
357 Ishikawa Prefectural Central Hospital, Japan 0.04 0.08 2 85.4%
358 Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01 0.08 3 574.7%
359 Chiba-East-Hospital, Japan 0.14 0.08 1 -44.2%
360 Fasmac Co., Ltd., Japan 0.16 0.08 1 -53.0%
360 Hiroshima International University, Japan 1.00 0.08 1 -92.6%
360 Asylum Research Oxford Instruments, Japan 0.08 1 N/A
360 National Mie Hospital, Japan 0.08 1 N/A
360 Tochigi Industrial Technology Centre, Japan 0.08 1 N/A
361 DNA Chip Research Inc., Japan 0.01 0.08 3 539.6%

Footnote

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