In the overall Prosperity Index rankings, Japan has fallen by 1 position from 22 to 23 when compared to last year. Since the Prosperity Index began in 2006, Japan has moved down the rankings table by 1 place.
In the Prosperity Pillar rankings, Japan performs best on Safety & Security and Health and scores lowest on the Social Capital pillar. The biggest positive change, compared to last year, came in Natural Environment increasing by 5 places, whereas they dropped 1 place on Governance.
Visit our Rankings table to see how Japan compares to other countries.