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Japan spends less on education, as a percentage of its GDP, than almost every other member state of the OECD.
In 2006, Japan's outlays towards public education came to 3.3% of its national budget. This put Japan in 27th out of 28 places.
The OECD average was 4.9%.
South Korea 4.2%
Source: Asahi Shinbun
Recently, in Kyoto, thirty-four-year-old monk Mitsunaga Endo completed the legendary Sennichi-kaiho, the thousand day walk that monks from Enryakuji Temple attempt.
He is the fiftieth monk since 1585 to complete the grueling 40,000 km hike on Kyoto's Mt. Hiei.
Source: Yomiuri Shinbun
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Sunday, September 20, 2009