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In a triennial international survey on academic ability, Japanese students ranked at their lowest level ever for reading skills while remaining in the top band for science and mathematics, the OECD said Tuesday.

The 2018 Program for International Student Assessment tests covered about 600,000 15-year-old students in 79 countries and regions.

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