The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology published documents and data related to the Special Support Schools (Deaf) in Japan for the academic period of April, 2008 - March, 2009.
-The number of schools for the deaf: 99 (the previous academic year: 102)
*Currently there are one national school and one private school, and the rest are prefecture schools.
-The number of deaf children/students from preschool thorough advanced classes: 6, 427 (the previous year: 6,518)
-The number of teachers: 4, 776 (the previous year: 4,897)
-The number of staff: 1,726 (the previous year: 1,804)
-The number of deaf children attending the mainstream programs or special-needs classes, etc. : 29,860