September 4, 2016
According to the school basic survey conducted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as of May 1, the number of the special support schools* nationwide was 1,106, less 8 school than the fiscal year 2015.
*intellectual impairment, physical impairment, visual impairment, Deaf/hearing impairment, and other included.
On the other hand, the total number of the students was 137,939, the largest number in the past.
The number of schools for the "visual impairment" was 63 (with 2, 050 students), the same as fiscal year 2015. The number of school for the Deaf was 86 (with 4,857 students), one school decreased.