Education in Japan

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Statista Dossier on education in Japan

This dossier provides the most recent statistics and figures about education in Japan. In addition to the overview of the educational infrastructure, it also includes information on the education-related expenditure of the government and households, as well as the situations at the educational institutions after the spread of the coronavirus disease in the country.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Number of educational institutions Japan 2020, by type

    • Enrollment rate in school education Japan FY 2019, by institution type

    • Number of students in school education in Japan in 2019, by prefecture

    • Number of male students Japan 2019, by institution type

    • Number of female students Japan 2019, by institution type

    • Number of full-time teachers Japan 2020, by institution type

    • Sales of school education facilities Japan 2019, by institution type

  • 2. Primary and secondary schools
    • Number of kindergartens Japan 2011-2020, by type

    • Number of elementary schools Japan 2011-2020, by type

    • Number of junior high/middle schools Japan 2011-2020, by type

    • Number of senior high schools Japan 2011-2020, by type

    • Number of special education schools Japan 2011-2020, by type

    • Working hours of teachers at elementary and junior high schools per week Japan 2018

  • 3. Students at primary and secondary schools
    • Number of students at primary and secondary schools Japan 2000-2019

    • Number of students at primary and secondary schools Japan 2020, by type

    • Number of long-term absentees at primary and secondary schools Japan FY 2010-2019

    • Ratio of absentees at primary and secondary schools Japan FY 2019, by reason

    • Mean PISA score of students in Japan 2000-2018, by subject

    • Ratio of public senior high school students with A2 English level Japan FY 2011-2019

  • 4. Tertiary education
    • Number of universities Japan 2011-2020, by type

    • Number of graduate schools Japan 2011-2020, by type

    • Number of junior colleges Japan 2011-2020, by type

    • Number of students at higher education institutions Japan 2020, by type

    • Number of university students Japan 2011-2020

  • 5. Other institutions for learning
    • Number of out-of-school learning facilities Japan 2019, by institution type

    • Sales of out-of-school learning facilities Japan 2019, by institution type

    • Total number of lifelong learning centers Japan 2008-2018

  • 6. Governmental budget and expenditure
    • Annual budget of MEXT Japan FY 2010-2019

    • Share of annual budget of MEXT Japan FY 2020, by category

    • Expenditure of the governments for education Japan FY 2017, purpose

    • Local government expenditures on education Japan FY 2009-2018

  • 7. Household expenditure
    • Average educational expenses per child until high school Japan FY 2018, by type

    • Average annual education fees Japan FY 2018, by institution type

    • Annual school education fees paid by parents Japan FY 2018, by institution type

    • Average out-of-school education fees Japan FY 2018, by institution type

    • Prefectures with high individual spending on education in Japan 2020

  • 8. Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    • Breakdown of first supplementary budget of MEXT Japan FY 2020, by purpose

    • Breakdown of second supplementary budget of MEXT Japan FY 2020, by purpose

    • Share of public schools closing temporarily amid COVID-19 Japan 2020, by type

    • Most common assignments from public schools amid COVID-19 Japan 2020, by type

    • Most common teaching methods of tertiary schools amid COVID-19 Japan 2020

    • Share of tertiary schools teaching online amid COVID-19 Japan 2020, by frequency

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