Japan: Public spending on education, percent of GDP: For that indicator, UNESCO provides data for Japan from 1971 to 2014. The average value for Japan during that period was 4.12 percent with a minumum of 3.32 percent in 2008 and a maximum of 5.67 percent in 1987. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Definition: General government expenditure on education (current, capital, and transfers) is expressed as a percentage of GDP. It includes expenditure funded by transfers from international sources to government. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.