Researchers in R&D per mil of people reached 5,304 persons in 2017 in Japan, according to World Bank. This is 0.507 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, researchers in R&D per mil of people in Japan reached an all time high of 5,333 persons in 2006 and an all time low of 4,872 persons in 2002. When compared to Japan's main peers, researchers in R&D per mil of people in China amounted to 1,225 persons, 2,822 persons in Russia, 7,498 persons in South Korea and 4,412 persons in USA in 2017.
Japan has been ranked 12th within the group of 79 countries we follow in terms of researchers in R&D per mil of people, 7 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Researchers in R&D are professionals engaged in the conception or creation of new knowledge, products, processes, methods, or systems and in the management of the projects concerned.