To appear as Most Admired, a company must have scored in the top half of its industry survey. The rest are listed as contenders.
Most Admired
Company City Overall score
Nippon Steel Tokyo 6.69
Japan Tobacco Tokyo 6.46
JFE Holdings Tokyo 6.36
Canon Tokyo 6.32
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Tokyo 5.97
Tokio Marine Holdings Tokyo 5.91
Sony Tokyo 5.85
Panasonic Osaka 5.65
Bridgestone Tokyo 5.50
Toyota Industries Kariya 5.47
Ricoh Tokyo 5.45
Toshiba Tokyo 5.30
Honda Motor Tokyo 4.37
Toyota Motor Toyota 4.26
Nissan Motor Yokohama 3.86
Company City Overall score
Komatsu Tokyo 6.30
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Tokyo 6.13
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Kobe 5.84
Kobe Steel Kobe 5.76
KDDI Tokyo 5.63
Kajima Tokyo 5.56
Softbank Tokyo 5.53
Kao Tokyo 5.52
Ajinomoto Tokyo 5.51
Nippon Life Insurance Osaka 5.31
Nippon Express Tokyo 5.25
Fujitsu Tokyo 5.17
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Tokyo 5.12
Japan Post Holdings Tokyo 5.09
Shimizu Tokyo 5.07
All Nippon Airways Tokyo 5.07
MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings Tokyo 5.00
NEC Tokyo 4.99
Sharp Osaka 4.95
Sumitomo Chemical Tokyo 4.79
Mizuho Financial Group Tokyo 4.74
Denso Kariya 4.71
Mitsubishi Chemical Tokyo 4.65
Mitsubishi Electric Tokyo 4.61
Hitachi Tokyo 4.47
Sumitomo Electric Industries Osaka 4.42
Asahi Kasei Tokyo 4.40
Aisin Seiki Kariya 4.18
Asahi Breweries Tokyo 1.73
Kirin Holdings Tokyo 1.50
From the March 21, 2011 issue
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