Japan top for reading and maths skills
- Published: 8 Oct 2013 at 18.52
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PARIS - Japanese adults are way ahead in maths and literacy skills than their peers in 23 other countries, according to a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published Tuesday.
The study, conducted in 22 OECD member states as well as Russia and Cyprus, involved tests on 166,000 people aged between 16 and 65.
Only 4.9% of Japanese adults had scores of 1 or less on a scale of 1 to 5, indicating difficulty in reading a simple text.
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