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Adolescent Health in Japan -School Problems-. Kozue Kishimoto & Tomiko Hokama Department of Health Administration, Graduate School of Health Sciences, University of the Ryukyus. Education system in Japanese school. junior high school. elementary school. high school. grade. age.

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Adolescent health in japan school problems

Adolescent Health in Japan-School Problems-

Kozue Kishimoto & Tomiko Hokama

Department of Health Administration, Graduate School of Health Sciences, University of the Ryukyus


Education system in japanese school

Education system in Japanese school

junior

high

school

elementary school

high

school

grade

age


Number of school in 2005

Number of School in 2005

  • Elementary schools :

    23,124 (73 national, 22,857 public, 194 private)

  • Junior high schools :

    11,035 (76 national, 10,238 public, 721 private)

  • High schools :

    5,418 (15 national, 4,082 public, 1,321 private)

  • Combined junior and senior high schools :

    19 (2 national, 8 public, 9 private)

  • special training colleges :

    3,438 (13 national, 200 public, 3,225 private)

  • schools for people with disabilities :

    1002 (71 the visually impaired, 106 the hearing impaired, 825 disabilities)


Total number of schoolchildren 2005

Total number of schoolchildren (2005)

  • Elementary school:

    7,197,460

  • Junior high school:

    3,626,416

  • High school:

    3,605,243


School problems

School problems

  • Violence

  • Bullying

  • School refusal

  • Cigarette smoking

  • Alcohol drinking

  • Sexually related problems

  • others


Incidence of violence

Incidence of Violence

Source: the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology


Incidence of bullying

Incidence of Bullying

Source: the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology


Prevalence of school refusal absences more than 30 days

Prevalence of school refusal( absences more than 30 days)

(%)

2.7% (a person/37)

0.3% (a person/300)

Source: the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology


Prevalence of cigarette smoking 2000

Prevalence of CigaretteSmoking (2000)

(%)

Age (years)

Source: the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare


National action plan for school problems

National Action Plan for school problems

  • Improvement of school environment, fostering and facilitating to attend school

  • Service for psychological education

  • Development faculty and teaching system

  • Promoting cooperation among school, family and community

  • Development of education counseling system

    ( provision of school counselor)


National action plan for school refusal

National action plan for school refusal

  • Provision of education support center

  • School supporting network

  • Free school system

  • Extension of requirement for entrance into high school


Role of school counselors

Role of school counselors

  • Advice and support for staff of school

  • Counseling for school children and their parents

  • Faculty development for education guidance


Number of schools with school counselor

Number of schools with school counselor

Source: the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology


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