The world’s ascendant education superpower?

Look, who’s seeing India as the “world’s ascendant education superpower” while we break our heads of how bad it is getting and send of our kids to the United States, Australia and Europe?

Japan, is who.

Martin Fackler reports in The New York Times reports that bookstores are filled with titles like Extreme Indian Arithmetic Drills and The Unknown Secrets of the Indians. Newspapers carry reports of Indian children memorizing multiplication tables far beyond nine times nine. Japan’s few Indian international schools are reporting a surge in applications from Japanese families. And Indian education is a frequent topic on talk shows.

Read the full story: Losing an edge, Japanese envy India’s schools