Japan is the Smartest Country in the World, According to U.K. Firm

Japan has been named the smartest country in the world by United Kingdom-based website VoucherCloud which took a look at the country’s number of Nobel Prize winners, average IQ and educational scores of students.

By combining all the factors listed above from past, present and future generations, VoucherCloud was able to conclude Japan as the smartest country in the world, according to SoraNews24.

The top 10 includes a mix of Asian, European and North American countries:

1. Japan

2. Switzerland

3. China

4. The United States

5. The Netherlands

6. Russia

7. Belgium

8. The United Kingdom

9. Canada

10. South Korea

In the Nobel Prizes category, Japan was tied with Switzerland for 26 Nobel Prizes, as can be seen in World Atlas, which the U.K.-based website used as a reference.

The national IQ that VoucherCloud cited from the 2012 sociological study by Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen ranks Japan in sixth place with an average IQ of 104.2. From the first to sixth spot, Asian countries dominated the list: Singapore, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan.

The school achievement category is also another category dominated by Asian countries. Singapore lands in first place once again, followed by South Korea in second, Hong Kong in third, Taiwan in fourth and Japan in fifth place.

The overall list only covers 25 countries from East Asia, Europe and North America. The only Southeast Asian country listed is Singapore, which placed 25th.

Featured Image via Wikimedia Commons / Grantuking (CC BY 2.0)

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