Education

Article: San-gaku-kan renkei: the Triple Helix Concept in Japan

Article written by Lyckle Griek, Owner, Japan Unlimited Consultants & Liaisons, Workum, Netherlands

Similar to Europe, government, business and research institutions in Japan are active in tapping the potential of the so-called ‘Triple Helix’. A large number of networks of ‘San’ (Industry), ‘Gaku’ (Academia) and ‘Kan’ (Gov­ernment) are closely cooperating in order to generate an innovative business-cycle based upon academic research.

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.

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.

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.

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