Australia, Japan named in world’s top 10 ‘Best Countries’
Published on Aug 19, 2010
Newsweek has revealed its ‘Best Countries’ list for 2010, measuring the world’s nations based on five key factors: education, health, quality of life, economic dynamism and political environment. In the Asia Pacific region, Australia was the highest ranked country, coming fourth in the global list. Japan was ninth followed by New Zealand (13th), South Korea (15th), and Singapore (20th). Thailand ranked 58th, one place ahead of China. Finland was rated as the world’s ‘Best Country’, followed by Switzerland and Sweden. The USA was 11th.