The main selling point for Japan is it’s research and development, where it’s nearly behind the USA in the third spot. They’re only sixth when it comes to military spending, so I guess that’s why they’re better. Win some, lose some.
5. South Korea
Also known as “Not Kim Jong-Un-Korea”. This is actually the world leader when it comes to research and development. And despite being below North Korea, they’ve got less military spending than Japan does.
4. United Kingdom
This country is the third best spot in the world if you’re into innovation. They’ve recently innovated by leaving the EU, for example.