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Countries Report: Countries and Japan Round

countries report: After Switzerland, Canada, Germany, the U.K. and Japan round out the top five spots -- all countries with progressive social and environmental policies, analysts note, according to CTV. Nordic countries like Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway are also heavily represented on the list and top other subcategories thanks to their famously progressive social policies Denmark, for instance, is named the best country for women, and for raising children, while Norway ranks the top country for citizenship. It's the second time the Swiss have topped U.S. News & World Report's Best Countries report, which looked at 80 countries for this year's ranking. The category of citizenship considers a country's record on human rights, gender equality and religious freedom. Y&R's BAV Group helped develop the model for the ranking. For the countries that rose to the top of this year's rankings, it is once again clear that military vigor and economic power are no longer the key determinants to a country's brand success, said David Sable, Y&R Global CEO in a statement. ( As reported in the news.