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Wednesday, 6th July 2011
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Japan is 'fourth-best in the world' for digital literacy

The young residents of Japan are among the best in the world when it comes to understanding the digital world.

That is according to a new survey conducted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which found that only Australia, New Zealand and South Korea were ahead of Japan.

Associated Press revealed that the OECD questioned 37,000 15-year-old students from 19 countries.

Included in this number were 109 senior high-school students and 3,400 first-year students from Japan, who scored 519 in the survey.

The average score for the poll was 500, while South Korean children topped the charts with 568 points.

Another interesting figure to come out of the survey is that - in Japan - girls are generally more knowledgeable about digital matters than boys, scoring on average 23 points higher.

Japan is usually considered one of the most technologically literate societies in the world. It is home to companies such as Sega, Sharp and Nikon.

Written by Mark Smith