August 5, 2016
An investigation of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology showed on August 5 that 74.3% of the teachers at special support schools including national, public, and private schools in Japan, have acquired a teaching license according to kinds of disabilities such as intellectual disabilities, physical impairments in fiscal year 2015.
The number of teachers of a special support schools as of May, 2015 is about 65,000. Out of them the teachers who work with a teaching license for children and students with impairments were total of about 48,000 (74.3%).
The Ministry assumes it is a cause that there are few universities which offers a license to teach those children with hearing or visual impairment.