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Japan

History & Background, Constitutional & Legal Foundations, Educational System—overview, Preprimary & Primary Education, Secondary Education

BASIC DATA
Official Country Name: Japan
Region: East & South Asia
Population: 126,549,976
Language(s): Japanese
Literacy Rate: 99%
Academic Year: April-March
Number of Primary Schools: 24,376
Compulsory Schooling: 9 years
Public Expenditure on Education: 3.6%
Foreign Students in National Universities: 53,511
Libraries: 3,561
Educational Enrollment: Primary: 7,855,387
  Secondary: 9,878,568
  Higher: 3,917,709

Educational Enrollment Rate: Primary: 101%
  Secondary: 103%
  Higher: 40%
Teachers: Primary: 420,901
  Secondary: 702,575
  Higher: 401,509
Student-Teacher Ratio: Primary: 19:1
  Secondary: 14:1
Female Enrollment Rate: Primary: 101%
  Secondary: 104%
  Higher: 37%



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