Japan has the most educated people from all the island nations in the world, according to the “Education at a Glance 2011” report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
About 44 percent of Japan’s population has a postsecondary education (the U.S. for example has only 41 percent), while secondary school graduation rates at 95 percent.
Japan’s fine universities produce highly educated workforce that make possible sustainable successful corporations like Toyota, Canon or Mitsubishi, according to a comment by the U.S.-based financial platform Nasdaq.
An important problem of the Japanese society is however its low demographics, with a population increase of only 0.46 percent between 2000 and 2009 and one of the oldest median age in the world.
You can read more about the “Education at a Glance 2011” study here.