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. Financial investment in education is a priority for the Japanese Government and average annual expenditure on education services per tertiary student is significantly higher than in other OECD countries. There is also a substantial, market-driven private university sector.
However, universities across Japan are increasingly facing challenges caused by the demographic decline in the number of young people. In response to demographic changes and an identified need for engagement in an increasingly globalised world, the government has taken steps to attract foreign students to Japanese institutions. But this is not without its challenges.
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