2013 年 49 巻 1 号 p. 89-94
Two subjects of key interest in rural areas are (1) Improvement of residents’ living environment and (2) Creation of job opportunities. In addressing these issues, it is effective to harness the residents’ skills to supply the services essential to their daily lives. The aim of this study is to evaluate the supply of such services in the rural area of Maniwa city by interviewing households within the area ; we also consider the appropriate methods by which to supply each service.
The conclusions: Transportation service, for example, should be supplied for a price equal to the cost of the gasoline used ; consumers should pay JPY 200 of this cost, and the government should pay the remainder. In this way, transportation service can be offered to all households that require this service.
Grass-mowing service should be supplied for JPY 300 or 500 per hour.