Top 25 Corporate Institutions

Japan’s leading institutions for high-quality science, ordered by weighted fractional count (WFC) for 2016. Also shown are the total number of articles, and the change in WFC from 2012.

2016 Institution WFC
2016
WFC
2012
1 NTT Basic Research Laboratories (BRL), Japan 11.15 9.23
2 Toyota Central R&D Laboratories, Inc., Japan 8.53 7.96
3 Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (MCHC), Japan 2.63 3.05
4 Toshiba Corporate Research & Development Center, Japan 2.33 1.83
5 Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan 1.76 4.49
6 KYOCERA Corporation, Japan 1.68 0.14
7 Takasago International Corporation, Japan 1.57 1.00
8 NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan 1.50 0.50
9 NEC Tsukuba Research Laboratories, Japan 1.29
10 Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan 1.25 1.00
11 Peptide Institute, Inc., Japan 1.21 0.75
12 Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan 1.20 1.00
13 Kowa Company, Ltd., Japan 1.03 0.03
14 Sysmex Corporation, Japan 1.01 0.03
15 Central Research Laboratory, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan 1.00
15 Bio Matrix Research, Inc., Japan 1.00
16 JNC Petrochemical Corporation, Japan 0.78
17 Yakult Central Institute for Microbiological Research, Japan 0.74 0.07
18 Nippon Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd., Japan 0.70 0.56
19 Shimadzu Mass Spectrometry Research Laboratory, Japan 0.67
19 Institute for Advanced and Core Technology, SDK, Japan 0.67
20 DENSO Corporation, Japan 0.60 0.90
21 Rigaku Japan, Japan 0.56 2.31
22 Carna Biosciences, Inc., Japan 0.52
23 Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Japan 0.52 0.75
24 Fuso Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., Japan 0.50
24 Konica Minolta, Inc., Japan 0.50 0.40
24 GS Yuasa International Ltd., Japan 0.50 0.33
25 NTT Device Technology Laboratories, Japan 0.49

Large corporations and conglomerates are split into their top-level constituent companies.

Weighted fractional count (WFC) for each institution is shown to two decimal places only. When two or more institutions have the same WFC, their positions are determined by the thousandth place (or beyond).

These results are based on the most recent data available. Owing to continual refinements of the data, the figures in the database are liable to change and might differ to those printed in the supplements.