More than 1,000 money managers and research analysts cast their ballots to determine the 2018 All-Japan Executive Team.

The sixth annual ranking of the country's best CEOs, CFOs, and investor relations professionals recognizes the top Japan-based companies across 27 industries. This year, over 80 firms scored highly enough to receive the designation of Most Honored Company.

Six companies swept their sectors, earning first place in each of the four categories: CEO, CFO, IR professional, and IR company. These firms were Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (Banks), Mitsui Chemicals (Chemicals), Nidec Corp. (Electronics/Components), Sony Corp. (Electronics/Consumer), Komatsu (Engineering & Machinery), and Softbank Group Corp. (Telecommunications).