Technological Advancement or Educational Growth and Improvement?

Japan is embarking on a one-billion-dollar plan to develop the world's fastest supercomputer that is 100 times faster than "K Supercomputer". Is it a wise decision to invest on such an aggressive type of technology considering Japan's current economic struggle? or is it better to initially invest on developing advance IT courses and further enhance their English Communication Skills to compete globally with other countries like South Korea and China.