Business Sphere - - TOP 10 JA­PANESE COS. -

SoftBank’s ac­qui­si­tion of Sprint in 2013 pushed the com­pany to rank third glob­ally in tele­com ser­vices rev­enue.

Rise of Ma­jor Banks

Fi­nan­cial Groups like Mit­subishi, Su­mit­omo and Mizuho are all ranked in 2014, in deep con­trast to 2010. One thing these com­pa­nies have in com­mon is that they are all Zaibatsu com­pa­nies, which re­fer to fam­ily-con­trolled cor­po­ra­tions that have their roots in pre-World War Ja­pan. Mit­subishi UFJ Fi­nan­cial is Ja­pan’s largest fi­nan­cial group and the world’s sec­ond largest bank hold­ing com­pany.

Some Sur­prises

No­tice the ab­sence of global elec­tron­ics com­pa­nies and house­hold names such as Sony and Pana­sonic in the Top 10. This is due to a slump in Ja­panese elec­tron­ics, es­pe­cially when it comes to newer cat­e­gories like smart­phones and smart TVs. En­joy the list!

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.