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Education

The Japanese education system depends heavily on private funding and, while secondary schools are of a good standard, tertiary education is losing ground at an international level. There is a close correlation between family income and academic results, as wealthier families can afford the fees of “cram schools”, or juku, offering after-school classes to improve students’ knowledge. Better test scores mean better chances of passing university and college entrance exams. Find out more about Japan's education sector below.

About Education

The Japanese education system depends heavily on private funding and, while secondary schools are of a good standard, tertiary education is losing ground at an international level.

Online Education

The online education and e-learning sectors in Japan is a promising market due to both the Japanese tendency to embrace technology and the increasing interest in international engagement.

Universities

Japan is classed as one of the best educated countries in the world. Recent figures indicate that 46% of the population aged 25 to 64 had completed tertiary education, compared with the OECD average of 31%, ranking it third out of 36 countries.