This article tries to clarify the outline of the formation, development and proposes some challenges for researches of industrial (Sangyo) and vocational education and training, focusing on the academic attainments of book publications by researchers in these fields. We use the concept of vocational education and training, when we objectify some vocational preparative trainings in secondary and higher education institutions in spite of difference of administrative competences, and the word "industrial education", called "Sangyo-Kyoiku" in Japan, is generally used if we include pre-vocational, technology education and in-company training adding to vocational education and training. Analyses and reviews are made concerning identifying works individualities, accumulations and systematization, formation and expansion of researchers and institutionalization of two disciplines. Results of analyses and critical reviews showed the necessity of researches of higher vocational education as the first challenge in the near future, although there are so many attainments in such fields as technology education, secondary vocational education and vocational training etc. Second, on the one hand, such approaches as analyses of system and curriculum and transition issues have been positively studied, but administrative and financial studies industrial and vocational education are not enough developed on the other hand. Finally, we have to point out the necessity of empirical researches and methods such as field study, questionnaire and deep interview surveys.