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Corporate Japan still looking for US-like profitability, ranking shows

Apple, most profitable US company, is 2.6 times ahead of Japan's No. 1

TOKYO -- Corporate Japan's earnings have improved thanks to a recovering global economy and structural reforms. Following is a comparison of the net profits that major listed companies logged in the July-September period.

Despite their improved earnings, Japanese companies still lag far behind their similarly ranked U.S. counterparts.

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