Japan and her Standardised Test Based Education System
For some positives in Japanese education, one need look no further than the local kindergarten or elementary school. For most subjects, they are doing a good to great job of educating the children of Japan. The classes are creative, the teachers are caring and on the whole, the students are happy and learning.
Were the whole education system to be like this from kindergarten to the end of university, the Japanese people would be happier, healthier and more productive, both in GDP and creative terms in my opinion.