Number of teachers in primary education reached 415 '000 in 2016 in Japan, according to World Bank. This is 1.05 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, number of teachers in primary education in Japan reached an all time high of 478 '000 in 1983 and an all time low of 363 '000 in 2001. When compared to Japan's main peers, number of teachers in primary education in China amounted to 5,933 '000, 301 '000 in Russia and 164 '000 in South Korea in 2016.
Japan has been ranked 12th within the group of 133 countries we follow in terms of number of teachers in primary education, 3 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.