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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
Toyota Industries Kariya 6.65
Nippon Steel Tokyo 6.54
Sony Tokyo 6.29
JFE Holdings Tokyo 6.13
Canon Tokyo 6.12
Panasonic Osaka 5.94
Bridgestone Tokyo 5.66
Mitsubishi Chemical Tokyo 5.63
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Tokyo 5.48
Honda Motor Tokyo 5.32
Toyota Motor Toyota 5.20
Contenders
Company City Overall score
Japan Tobacco Tokyo 6.39
Komatsu Tokyo 5.93
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Tokyo 5.82
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Kobe 5.73
Toshiba Tokyo 5.67
Takenaka Osaka 5.65
Obayashi Tokyo 5.63
Denso Kariya 5.62
Kao Tokyo 5.58
Sharp Osaka 5.49
Mitsubishi Electric Tokyo 5.48
Nippon Life Insurance Osaka 5.43
Sumitomo Chemical Tokyo 5.40
Hitachi Tokyo 5.38
Shimizu Tokyo 5.30
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group Holdings Tokyo 5.28
Ricoh Tokyo 5.22
KDDI Tokyo 5.21
Aisin Seiki Kariya 5.19
Sumitomo Electric Industries Osaka 5.18
Asahi Kasei Tokyo 5.10
Fujitsu Tokyo 5.06
NEC Tokyo 4.93
Seven & I Holdings Tokyo 4.90
Millea Holdings Tokyo 4.85
All Nippon Airways Tokyo 4.85
AEON Chiba 4.78
Sompo Japan Insurance Tokyo 4.67
Ajinomoto Tokyo 4.65
Kirin Brewery Tokyo 4.58
Nippon Express Tokyo 4.43
Japan Post Tokyo 4.30
Asahi Breweries Tokyo 4.20
Suzuki Motor Hamamatsu 3.83
Nissan Motor Tokyo 3.80
Mazda Motor Hiroshima 3.76
Japan Airlines Tokyo 2.96
From the March 22, 2010 issue
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