Japan is home to some of the largest companies in Asia, in terms of revenue if not in terms of employees. These companies are also some of the most successful in the world, thanks to the products and services they provide not just to the Japanese, but to people around the globe.
Here are the top ten largest companies in Japan:
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1. Toyota Motor
Not only is Toyota Motor the largest company in Japan, it’s also one of the most successful automobile manufacturers in the world. It is the first company to ever produce more than 10 million vehicles in a single year, and is the 12th largest company in the entire world! It has a market value estimated at roughly $193.5 billion.
2. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial
With assets of around $2.5 trillion, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial is the largest financial group in Japan, and is one of the leading companies in the Mitsubishi Group. It’s considered the second largest bank holding company in the world with a market value estimated around $77.7 billion.
3. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial
As the second largest bank in Japan, it’s no surprise that this company – with an estimated value around $58.6 billion – is the third largest in the country. Its assets are estimated at around $1.8 trillion and it is considered one of the largest financial institutions in the world.
4. Nippon Telegraph & Tel
The Japanese telecommunications company is one of the largest in the world (in terms of revenue) with an estimated value of $61 billion. The Japanese government owns around 1/3 of the company’s shares, though it is listed as a private company.
5. Honda Motor
Not only is Honda one of the largest companies in Japan, it’s also the leading motorcycle manufacturer in the entire world. It produces around 14 million engines a year, and has grown to become the second largest Japanese auto manufacturer – with a market value of around $63 billion.
Softbank is NTT’s main competitor, but it provides a much broader spectrum of services – including e-commerce, finance, marketing, and media. It is the 86th largest company in the world (in terms of market capitalization) with a market value of roughly $91.2 billion.
7. Mizuho Financial
Mizuho Financial Group (MHFG) is the third largest bank holding group in Japan with assets worth over $2 trillion. It is in the top 60 companies in the world, and has a market value of roughly $48.7 billion.
8. Nissan Motor
Founded in 1914, Nissan has grown to become the sixth largest automobile manufacturer in the world, and is one of the leading brands in Japan, China, Mexico, and Russia. Its market value is estimated at around $40.2 billion!
9. Mitsubishi Corp
Also part of the Mitsubishi Group, Mitsubishi Corp is a highly diversified company with interests in energy, machinery, banking, food, chemicals, and finance. Its profits are estimated at over $4 billion per year, and the company has a market value hovering around $30.5 billion.
Not only is Hitachi ranked highly on the Forbes Global 2000 list, it is also one of the largest and most successful companies in Japan. Its electronic products are highly ranked and its diverse interests have given the company a market value estimated around $36.2 billion.
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If you’re going to find a job in Japan, these are some of the most successful, stable options to consider!