Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology reported about fatal accidents in schools. According to Asahi Shimbun newspaper, the government summarized 337 fatal accidents which were reported from 2005-2013. Sudden death and heart attack are the most common causes.
Figure : Breakdown of Fatal Cases by Causes (n=337)
|Cause||Number of deaths|
|Sudden death, Heart attack||151|
|Swallowing foreign object||8|
Source is the article of Asahi Shimbun issued on 2015 Feb. 27.