Statistical data since 1950 is available for the following items:


The Statistical Abstract includes data on the state of Japan’s education, science and technology, academics, sports and culture. It has been edited and published based on various statistics prepared by MEXT. Statistical tables can be downloaded by PDF or Excel format for the following items: number of schools, number of teachers, students, research institutes, researchers, theses, Nobel laureates per country and field, nationally designated cultural properties, educational expenses, etc.

3.Indicators of Science and Technology

The following published figures can be downloaded in PDF format: R&D expenditures, R&D personnel, R&D performance, indicators of science and technology (S&T) in Japan and selected countries.

4.Japan's Education at a Glance

This booklet uses a number of graphs in its presentation of basic statistical data regarding education for maximum comprehension, enabling the reader to visually grasp the trends in school education, social education, sports, culture and educational costs. School education is the principle focus. The information will assist the reader in grasping the changing conditions and nature of education chronologically throughout the postwar decades, while international comparisons will enable the reader to appreciate a cross-border perspective.

5.Education at a Glance OECD Indicators

Education at a Glance offers an abundance of the latest information primarily on OECD countries to carry out international comparative studies on: the output of educational institutions and the impact of learning,, financial and human resources invested in education, access to education, participation and progression, learning environment and organization of schools.