At 13, Hibiki Sugawara Is Youngest To Pass College Math Test In Japan

At 13, Hibiki Sugawara is youngest to pass college math test in JapanHibiki Sugawara, a 13-year-old student at a Japanese junior high school, reached a milestone in his studies of mathematics when he broke the age record for passing a college-level proficiency test conducted earlier this year.

"I was really happy when I found out that I passed it because I wasn't so sure if I got some questions right," said Hibiki, a second-year student at a public junior high school in Chiba City, east of Tokyo.

The nonprofit Mathematics Certification Institute of Japan said in early June that Hibiki is the youngest person ever to pass its Level 1 exam.