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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Japan News This Week 11 December 2016


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The results of the triennial PISA tests were just published. Every three years, 15-year-old students around the world are tested in math, science, and reading.

Of the 72 countries that participated, Japanese students finished 2nd in math, 5th in math, and 8th in reading.

Singapore finished first in all three categories.

Results can be found here:

Source: Asahi Shinbun, December 7, page 1

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