30 Most Innovative Countries

By Wei Lu and Marcus Chan - 2014-01-22T23:01:10Z

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4. Japan

Japan ranked fourth in Bloomberg's Global Innovation Index. Here is how the country ranked in the determining factors:

R&D intensity: 5th

Productivity: 14th

High-tech density: 8th

Researcher concentration: 9th

Manufacturing capability: 6th

Tertiary efficiency: 30th

Patent activity: 3rd