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| The total number of citizensf public halls in Japan was approximately 17,000 in 2005, and the percentage of municipalities with citizensf halls was 89.1%.
There were approximately 52,000 personnel (total of full-time, concurrent, and part-time staff members) who worked for citizensf public halls in 2005. Among them, 17,000 supervisors of citizensf public halls played a leading role.
The number of citizensf public halls established in Japan is higher than the number of museums (approximately 1,200) and libraries (approximately 3,000) in terms of Japanfs social education facilities. The number is larger than that for lower secondary schools, and smaller than that for elementary schools. Citizensf public halls are the closest to local communities in Japanfs social education facilities.