Top 10 biggest Japanese Companies

Located in the east Asia, Japan is one of the smallest countries in the world with small land and lack of natural resources. Even then, it is one of the few developed countries in Asia.

If I asked you to name the top 10 companies in Amercia, most likely you could come up with a few or even most of them. Google. Facebook. eBay. Wikipedia.

But could you name the top 10 largest Janpanese companies?

In fact, there are many famous companies in Japan. Such as Toyota, Honda and so on in the automobile industry. In this article, I will introduce the list of top 10 companies in japan. Enjoy the list.

Top 10 Companies in Japan

1. Toyota

Toyota Motor Corporation is a famous automobile manufacturing company, affiliated to the Mitsui group in Japan. The company is headquartered in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

Toyota Motor Corporation produces vehicles under five brands, including the Toyota brand, Hino, Lexus, Ranz, and Daihatsu.

Annual turnover: $275.28 billion (2020)

2. Honda Motor

Founded in 1948, Honda got its start making bicycle-powered engines.It has now grown into a leader in the Japanese auto industry.

Head Office: 2-1-1, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8556, Japan
Tel: +81-(0)3-3423-1111 (main)
Main Products: Motorcycles, automobiles, and power products
Annual turnover: $173.33 billion (2020)

3. Mitsubishi Corporation

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is the largest general business house in Japan, its main business includes trade and business investment, etc. 

MC is a global integrated business enterprise that develops and operates businesses together with its offices and subsidiaries in approximately 90 countries and regions worldwide, as well as a global network of around 1,700 group companies. It has 10 Business Groups that operate across virtually every industry.

Annual turnover: $135.94 billion (2020)

4. Japan Post Holdings

Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd. is a Japanese publicly traded conglomerate headquartered in Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda, Tokyo. It is mainly engaged in postal and logistics business, financial window business, banking business and life insurance business. The company offers letters and goods transportation services, stamp sales, deposits, loans, and insurance products.

Annual turnover: $109.91 billion (2020)

5. Nippon Telegraph & Tel

The Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, commonly known as NTT, is a Japanese telecommunications company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Ranked 55th in Fortune Global 500, NTT is the fourth largest telecommunications company in the world in terms of revenue,as well as the fifth largest publicly traded company in Japan after Toyota, Mitsubishi Corporation, Honda and Japan Post Holdings, as of September 2019.

Annual turnover: $109.44 billion (2020)

6. Itochu Corporation

Itochu Corporation is a Japanese corporation based in Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka and Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo. It is one of the largest Japanese sogo shosha (general trading companies).

Its business covers a wide range of fields, including fiber, machinery, metal, energy, chemicals, grain, oil and food, living materials, housing, information and communication, finance, etc.

Annual turnover: $100.52 billion (2020)

7. Nissan Motor

The Nissan Motor Company, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan. The company sells its vehicles under the Nissan, Infiniti, and Datsun brands (with in-house performance tuning products labelled Nismo).

The company traces its name to the Nissan zaibatsu, now called Nissan Group.

Annual turnover: $90.86 billion (2020)

8. SoftBank Group

The SoftBank Group is a Japanese multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Minato, Tokyo. SoftBank owns stakes in many technology, energy, and financial companies. It also runs Vision Fund, the world's largest technology-focused venture capital fund, with over $100 billion in capital.

The company is known for its leadership by founder Masayoshi Son. It operates in broadband, fixed-line telecommunications, e-commerce, internet, technology services, finance, media and marketing, semiconductor design, and other areas.

Annual turnover: $87.44 billion (2020)

9. HITACHI

Hitachi, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. It is the parent company of the Hitachi Group and had formed part of the Nissan zaibatsu and later DKB Group of companies before DKB merged into the Mizuho Financial Group.

As of 2020, Hitachi conducts business ranging from IT, including AI, the Internet of Things, and big data, to infrastructure. Hitachi is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Nagoya Stock Exchange and its Tokyo listing is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 and TOPIX Core30 indices.

It is ranked 38th in the 2012 Fortune Global 500 and 129th in the 2012 Forbes Global 2000.

Annual turnover: $80.63 billion (2020)

10. AEON

AEON is the holding company of AEON Group. It has its headquarters in Mihama-ku, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture which is a retail network comprising around 300 consolidated subsidiaries and 26 equity-method affiliated companies.

AEON is the largest retailer in Asia as well as Japan's single-largest shopping mall developer and operator.

Annual turnover: $78.93 billion (2020)

Reference

  1. https://global.toyota
  2. https://global.honda
  3. https://www.mitsubishicorp.com
  4. https://www.japanpost.jp/en
  5. https://www.wikipedia.org
  6. https://www.nissan-global.com
  7. https://www.hitachi.co.jp
  8. https://www.aeon.com