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