Education and Literacy Landscape of Japan
Japan is one of the developed nations in Asia. Its one of the top performers among OECD countries. Worldwide knowledge and skills of Japanese human resources are recognized. According to OECD, the knowledge and skills of Japanese fifteen year old ranks third best in the world. The Japanese institutions and industries continuously evolve by focusing on research and innovations. Japanese inventions make headlines more than often.
Credit for the growth of Japan for obvious reasons goes to the education system. Here normally all children complete 12 years of school education. Enrollment for higher education, technical education, vocational programs and professional certifications is also significant. Nine years of school education i.e. Class 1 to 9 is compulsory. After this stage students can choose for job oriented programs or further general education.