The "Tokushima vision support school" and the "Tokushima hearing support school" opened on April 4, and the commemorative ceremony was held, in which about 150 persons concerned participated.
Each school changed the school name from the Tokushima Prefecture School for the Blind and the Prefecture School for the Deaf, respectively.
The new school building puts both the schools side by side to the site in Tokushima-shi where the old school for the Blind was built.
About 75 students go to either of the schools in the current fiscal year.
The board of education says it is the first case in Japan that the children and students with hearing and visual impaired, respectively from preschool through high school including the vocational classes go to the same school building.