Japanese 15-year-olds came out ahead of their international counterparts in terms of applied mathematics, but had the worst record when it came to reading books and finding time to study on their own, a survey showed Tuesday.

The survey, by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, covered roughly 265,000 15-year-olds from 28 OECD members as well as four nonmember countries.

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