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Countries
Country
Rank ▾
Company Global
500
rank
City Revenues
($ millions)
1 Toyota Motor 10 Toyota 235,364
2 Japan Post Holdings 13 Tokyo 211,019
3 Nippon Telegraph & Telephone 29 Tokyo 133,077
4 Hitachi 38 Tokyo 122,419
5 JX Holdings 41 Tokyo 119,258
6 Nissan Motor 42 Yokohama 119,166
7 Honda Motor 64 Tokyo 100,664
8 Panasonic 66 Osaka 99,373
9 Nippon Life Insurance 74 Osaka 90,783
10 Sony 87 Tokyo 82,237
11 Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance 96 Tokyo 77,463
12 Toshiba 97 Tokyo 77,261
13 Mitsubishi 115 Tokyo 70,492
14 Tokyo Electric Power 127 Tokyo 67,751
15 Mitsui 132 Tokyo 66,512
16 AEON 134 Chiba 65,989
17 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 144 Tokyo 62,706
18 Dai-ichi Life Insurance 145 Tokyo 62,462
19 Seven & I Holdings 151 Tokyo 60,668
20 Fujitsu 166 Tokyo 56,582
21 Marubeni 168 Tokyo 55,604
22 Itochu 172 Osaka 54,093
23 Nippon Steel 180 Tokyo 51,812
24 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 191 Tokyo 49,967
25 Idemitsu Kosan 199 Tokyo 48,828
26 MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings 209 Tokyo 47,684
27 Mitsubishi Electric 214 Tokyo 46,094
28 KDDI 220 Tokyo 45,241
29 Canon 224 Tokyo 44,631
30 Tokio Marine Holdings 236 Tokyo 43,264
31 Sumitomo Life Insurance 239 Osaka 43,086
32 Sumitomo 247 Tokyo 41,301
33 Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings 252 Tokyo 40,632
34 Softbank 253 Tokyo 40,559
35 JFE Holdings 256 Tokyo 40,104
36 Denso 259 Kariya 39,954
37 NEC 271 Tokyo 38,462
38 Bridgestone 276 Tokyo 37,943
39 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 299 Tokyo 35,727
40 Kansai Electric Power 301 Osaka 35,607
41 NKSJ Holdings 306 Tokyo 35,343
42 Medipal Holdings 310 Tokyo 34,832
43 Mizuho Financial Group 316 Tokyo 34,394
44 Cosmo Oil 329 Tokyo 33,672
45 East Japan Railway 347 Tokyo 32,070
46 Suzuki Motor 350 Hamamatsu 31,817
47 Sharp 354 Osaka 31,104
48 Chubu Electric Power 356 Nagoya 31,020
49 Alfresa Holdings 371 Tokyo 29,551
50 Aisin Seiki 379 Kariya 29,183
51 Showa Shell Sekiyu 389 Tokyo 28,497
52 Fujifilm Holdings 400 Tokyo 27,804
53 T&D Holdings 413 Tokyo 26,649
54 Maruhan 418 Kyoto 26,333
55 Sumitomo Electric Industries 422 Osaka 26,082
56 Japan Tobacco 427 Tokyo 25,759
57 Mazda Motor 428 Hiroshima 25,749
58 Komatsu 436 Tokyo 25,099
59 Sumitomo Chemical 446 Tokyo 24,670
60 Ricoh 461 Tokyo 24,108
61 Kobe Steel 467 Kobe 23,617
62 Suzuken 469 Nagoya 23,556
63 Nomura Holdings 471 Tokyo 23,453
64 Daiwa House Industry 472 Osaka 23,415
65 Yamada Denki 477 Takasaki 23,246
66 Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha 481 Tokyo 22,896
67 Mitsubishi Motors 482 Tokyo 22,890
68 Tokyo Gas 496 Tokyo 22,218
From the July 23, 2012 issue
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Rank # of Global 500 Companies
U.S. 132
China 73
Japan 68
Company 2011 Number of Employees
Wal-Mart Stores 2,200,000
China National Petroleum 1,668,072
State Grid 1,583,000
Company 2011 Profits
($ millions)
Gazprom $44,459.6
Exxon Mobil $41,060
Industrial & Commercial Bank of China $32,214.1
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