[MEXT] Publication of 2021 White Paper on Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

On July 19, 2022, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) published the 2021 MEXT White Paper.

The table of contents is as follows:

Part 1. Special Feature

Special Feature 1: Trajectory of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games and Succession of Olympic Legacies

Special Feature 2: The Efforts of the MEXT in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Part 2. Trends and Expansion of Measures in Education, Science and Technology

Chapter 1: Steady Promotion of Educational Revitalization

Chapter 2: Progress in Construction and Reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake

Chapter 3: Realizing a Lifelong Learning Society

Chapter 4: Enhancing Elementary and Secondary Education

Chapter 5: Enhancing Higher Education

Chapter 6: Promoting Private Schools

Chapter 7: Comprehensive Promotion of Science, Technology and Academic Policies

Chapter 8: Realizing a Sports Nation

Chapter 9: Realizating a Nation of Culture and the Arts

Chapter 10: Promoting International Exchanges and Cooperation

Chapter 11: Promoting ICT Utilization

Chapter 12: Developing Safe, Secure, and High-standard School Facilities

Chapter 13: Enhancing Measures for Disaster Preparedness and Damages Mitigation

Chapter 14: Reforming MEXT with Efforts to Strengthen Administrative Reform/Policy-making Functions

In the White Paper, the following sections describe matters relating to persons/children with disabilities:

  • Chapter 3: Realization of a Lifelong Learning Society

     Section 1.  Support for Lifelong Learning for Every Citizen

     2.  Support for Lifelong Learning of Persons with Disabilities

  • Chapter 4: Enhancement of Elementary and Secondary Education

Section 14.   Promotion of Special Needs Education to Meet the Needs of Each Child with Disabilities

  1. Current Situation of Special Needs Education
  2. Development of Diverse Learning Opportunities
  3. Development of Support Systems in Communities and Schools - Support for children with disabilities, including developmental disabilities
  • Chapter 8: Realization of a Sports Nation

    Section 5.  Promotion of Sports for Persons with Disabilities

  1. Development of a Sports Environment for Persons with Disabilities
  2. National Sports Festival for Persons with Disabilities
  3. Major International Sports Events for Persons with Disabilities
  • Chapter 9: Realization of a Culture and Arts Nation

      Section 7.   Realization of an Inclusive Society through Culture and Arts

  1. Promotion of Cultural and Artistic Activities by Persons with Disabilities, etc.
  • Chapter 11:  Promotion of ICT Utilization

   Section 1.   Informatization of Education.

   6.Support for Children with Disabilities

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