Japan

Background Information

Region

East Asia & Pacific

World Bank income group

High income

Percent of population aged 10-24

14% (UNFPA, 2023)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

6,020,910 (UIS, 2023)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

6,476,642 (UIS, 2023)

Proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married or in a union before age 18

No data available

Adolescent birth rate (per 1,000 women ages 15-19)

3

Source: UN Human Development Reports , 2020

Percentage of women who ever experienced physical violence since age 15

No data available

Percentage of married women employed in the last 12 months

No data available

Education Snapshot Back to Top

Number of years of free primary and secondary education guaranteed in legal frameworks (Years)

9

Source: UIS , 2020

Percentage of upper secondary schools providing life skills-based HIV and sexuality education within the formal curriculum or as part of extra-curricular activities

No data available

Proportion of schools with access to single-sex basic sanitation facilities

No data available

Source: UIS

Women as a percentage of teachers in tertiary education

No data available

Men as a percentage of teachers in pre-primary education

No data available

Expenditure on education as a percentage of total government expenditure % GDP spent on education

Source: UIS , 2021

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in reading

No data available

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in mathematics

No data available

Experiencing bullying in the last 12 months in lower secondary education

  • Female 50%

  • Male 56%

Female: UNESCO, 2019

Male: UNESCO, 2019

Youth not in education, employment or training

  • Female 4%

  • Male 3%

Female: ILO, 2019

Male: ILO, 2019


Completion rate

No data available
No data available
No data available

Out-of-school rate

No data available
No data available
No data available

Legal Frameworks Back to Top

Presence of legislation on child protection, to prevent corporal punishment in schools

5

Protection from corporal punishment and all violence, including psychological, physical and sexual violence, in educational institutions

Source: HerAtlas , 2022

Presence of legislation protecting the right to education without discrimination based on sex/gender

5

Enshrines right to education without discrimination based on sex/gender for all within the territory

Source: HerAtlas , 2022

Presence of legislation to protect and facilitate education of pregnant adolescent girls

2

No explicit protection of the right to education of pregnant and parenting girls

Source: HerAtlas , 2022

Existence of processes to support coordinated action on gender equality in and through education by ministries, civil society, youth organizations and other actors

Data coming soon!

Existence of systematic processes to review and update curricula and learning resources, with a view to eradicating gender stereotypes and promoting gender equality

Data coming soon!

Training on gender-responsive pedagogies is embedded in teacher training programmes

Data coming soon!


Government Programs Back to Top

Transforming Education Summit National Statement of Commitment Back to Top