Journal of Japan Academy of Consumer Education
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  • Reiko Matsubaguchi
    2018 Volume 38 Pages 1-9
    Published: 2018
    Released: June 01, 2021
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    The purpose of this study is to find new opportunities for mainstreaming consumer education into school education programs in accordance with revisions to courses of study published by the Ministry of Education, Japan in 2017. The reason for identifying the new opportunities above to mainstream consumer education is to ensure that the guidelines that have been set by the Ministry of Education, and the teaching of the subject in the classroom have the same goals and expectations. In this paper, after clarifying this relationship between the two, a need for teacher training emerged as a future subject.
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  • Reiko Akahoshi, Keiko Kawaguchi, Takaaki Kawasaki
    2018 Volume 38 Pages 11-19
    Published: 2018
    Released: June 01, 2021
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    As part of “studies on the livelihood of elders in remote islands” (2006–2017), this study reports on the community stores in Okinawa Islands, emphasizing consumer livelihood (retail stores) in remote islands. In total, 14 community stores were surveyed on three islands—Ishigaki, main Okinawa, and Hateruma—from September 2014 to May 2017. Community stores serve as a point of sales of essential goods in everyday life and as a place for communication among local residents. In Ishigaki and main Okinawa Islands, community stores were closed or scaling down, because of motorization and the impact of large-scale mass merchandizers. However, some remained a hub for local residents. Community stores in Hateruma Island functioned sufficiently as nearby convenience stores, and some had enough sales to pay dividends. The results of the surveys indicate that the presence of nearby convenience stores is crucial in addressing the needs of elders (vulnerable shoppers) living in aging and depopulating areas. Furthermore, a framework of self-help, mutual assistance, and public assistance is needed to aid the survival of these stores.
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  • An Analysis of the College Students’ Awareness of Social Finance and Its Related Actions
    Makiko Hashinaga
    2018 Volume 38 Pages 21-31
    Published: 2018
    Released: June 01, 2021
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    Using financial technology (FinTech), this study investigated the current situation and future usage trend of social finance as well as customers’ willingness to use it. The study also investigated the awareness of social financing options and the image of social financing among college students in order to incorporate perspectives of social finance into future financial education. The results indicated that more than 80 percent of respondent are aware of and willing to use Internet-based payment options, and half of them have already used these. The study also found that male college students, those who are socially aware, and those who want to use social finance if it is free of charge, were more likely to have a positive image of social finance, once they understood the system of crowd funding.
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  • A Case of a Support Program in Okinawa
    Soichi Nakagawa, Rieko Hanashiro
    2018 Volume 38 Pages 33-42
    Published: 2018
    Released: June 01, 2021
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    The purpose of this study is to support the family with children especially, single-parent family which have financial or life plan problems in Okinawa. Financial Education Program which are education expenses, social security, how to utilize the public support, managing household budget, consumer trouble, life planning was conducted to train their financial skill. After completing the program, survey by questionnaire was investigated. The results are followed; 1. 80~90% of objects understood each content of education program. 2. Objects grasped their financial situation roughly by their bankbook not household account book. 3. Family in need or a low-income family had a debt and they had experiences that they cannot pay public utility costs. 4. For supporting family in need, continuous financial education program, specialist’s consultation and utilizing the financial independent system and the support system for single-parent family by Okinawa prefecture offered, are important.
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  • Keiko Kaga
    2018 Volume 38 Pages 43-54
    Published: 2018
    Released: June 01, 2021
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    This study sought to develop, implement, and study the effectiveness of a consumer education curriculum in the form of a Local Cheap Eats project. The project was held as part of the practical cooking portion of a junior high home economics class. The study showed that students switched from considering only themselves to considering families and the community in their decisions, and successfully engendered awareness of social responsibility in consumption. The issue remains to develop innovative classroom techniques that raise students’ awareness to include social systems. They must also be able to form, through critical thinking, awareness of the importance of social participation.
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  • Insight Through Various Activities
    Katsuki Yabuki
    2018 Volume 38 Pages 55-66
    Published: 2018
    Released: June 01, 2021
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    This study aimed to discover the role and quality of coordinators for consumer education. Consumer education estimation method shows that the coordinators in local consumer administration are important to promote effective consumer education by the basic policy of the Promotion of Consumer Education Act. The qualities shown in this study are based on the experiences of a consumer counselor and a coordinator in activities for consumer education in Okayama Prefecture after the Promotion of Consumer Education Act took effect.
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  • From the Viewpoint of Consumer Citizenship Education
    Etsuko Kugimiya
    2018 Volume 38 Pages 67-77
    Published: 2018
    Released: June 01, 2021
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    We examined factors which may enhance the spontaneity of consumer-life-supporters based on investigations of three prefectures which offer consumer-life-supporter education courses. The obtained suggestions are that the courses require curriculum according to the supporters' actual activities, and so on. The primary aim is to strengthen ties between the supporters and the municipalities at which they work, as well as between other local organizations and the supporters. If there aren't enough fields available for them to obtain work in, their motivation will gradually subside and it will prove difficult to continue the activities. The supporters are expected to continue learning as a consumer citizen and carry out community-based activities.
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  • Mitsue Nonaka, Masami Takasaki
    2018 Volume 38 Pages 79-88
    Published: 2018
    Released: June 01, 2021
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    The objective of this report was to promote education on consumer citizenship through practical classes utilizing a specially designed sugoroku (Japanese backgammon) and to gauge the effectiveness of this class. The modified sugoroku game involved the participants splitting into groups of four, with each player assigned ‘manufacturer’, ‘producer’, ‘seller’ or ‘consumer’ roles. This class was conducted in a home economics class at junior high school. Analysis showed role- playing helped students to grasp the problems their role faces and was effective in making them think about the standpoints of the other parties involved. After the game, the participants discussed their individual roles enabling them to share and understand the structural problems consumers face leading to deep and interactive learning.
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  • Chiho Oyabu, Ayana Takahashi
    2018 Volume 38 Pages 89-98
    Published: 2018
    Released: June 01, 2021
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    This paper focuses on an analysis of a questionnaire on environmental consciousness, understanding and behavior of students at elementary, junior high, high school and university levels. The questionnaire is consisted of four parts “interests and consciousness” “thought and decision” “behavior” and “education” We discovered that all generations are interested in global problems. They think their lifestyle is related to environmental problems and they need to act, however a few students are actually taking actions. Students were classified into four groups according to their environmental consciousness and daily activities. It was found that basic environmental interests are closely related to “interests and consciousness” “thought and decision” “behavior” and “education” Also, acquiring knowledge was related to a student’s positivity. Practical action was related to daily activities. Students who took environmental education show high environmental consciousness. Education is an effective method to acquire interests and consciousness.
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  • Suggestions from Moral Education in Korea and Singapore
    Kumiko Ohmoto, Mayuko Suzuki
    2018 Volume 38 Pages 99-108
    Published: 2018
    Released: June 01, 2021
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    The objective of this study is to propose a moral education curriculum, aimed to nurture “consumer legal literacy” – one of the required literacies for citizen-consumers. The content is partially based on moral education curricula from Korea and Singapore. The educational guidelines from these two countries emphasize principles such as honesty, consideration for others, responsibility, justice, and equality. These principles as well as the requirements for consumer legal literacy were considered when creating this curriculum.
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  • Kazuhiro Terachi
    2018 Volume 38 Pages 109-117
    Published: 2018
    Released: June 01, 2021
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    In this study, we assessed and analyzed the understanding of contractual agreements and the environment surrounding consumer life among young people, for students and non-students with different living environments. The assessment results verified that young people who were non-students had less understanding of contractual agreements than did students who had opportunities to receive consumer education at educational institutions, and that there is a weak consultation environment in consumer life. These results indicate the need to establish a system for providing non-students with consumer education in cooperation with government and educational institutions in their occupational fields and the local communities.
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  • Riko Katahira, Mari Chitose, Yoshiko Kamizawa, Miho Kawamura
    2018 Volume 38 Pages 119-130
    Published: 2018
    Released: June 01, 2021
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    The Precede-Proceed Model, originally built for health promotion planning and evaluation, was employed for the consumer education programme in after-school children’s clubs. Based on educational and ecological assessments, we conducted two programmes concerning betweenmeal snacks and eating habits for lower-, middle- and upper-grade students. The programmes were evaluated in steps, aided by questionnaire and interview surveys to children, practitioners from one university, club staff and video records. The programmes including play were found to be suitable in clubs, and the necessity of a system to promote initiative participation, and interesting contents as play was revealed. Collaboration with clubs and social resources, e.g. the knowledge and skills provided by universities, was suggested to improve the education effect.
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  • An Analysis of Disaster-Related Consumer Problems after the Great East Japan Earthquake, and Disaster Prevention Booklets
    Masayo Suekawa, Haruko Amano
    2018 Volume 38 Pages 131-142
    Published: 2018
    Released: June 01, 2021
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    This study analyzed disaster-related consumer lifestyle problems and lifestyle information, and examined disaster-prevention studies incorporated in the learning contents of the middle school home economics “consumer lifestyle” field. For the analysis, content items from this field were classified into six groups based on the development of learning contents, and this was the study’s analysis framework. The analysis results suggested that by highlighting learning contents related to middle school home economics “consumer lifestyle,” it is possible to examine topics such as recognizing disaster-related consumer lifestyle problems as societal problems, understanding the need for stockpiling food, and appropriately gathering and applying information.
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  • Takuo Irokawa
    2018 Volume 38 Pages 143-153
    Published: 2018
    Released: June 01, 2021
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    This thesis evaluated the constitution and contents of the Consumer Education Promotion Plan (hereinafter called CEPP) for ordinance-designated cities. To summarize a typical CEPP, CEPP is incorporated in the Consumer Basic Plan, the description of content on a policy-level exists, the planning period is five years, the actual situation is grasped by the consultation situation and the civil consciousness survey, and sets the consumer images as the target, which includes keywords such as consumer citizens and action, after specifying partial issues. In addition, there are no integrated measuring targets, although the target value and results are recorded. Considering the above, there is a tendency that it is difficult to grasp the actual situation, the contents are all-around.
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  • :Focusing on Differences of Group Discussion Styles
    Akiko Ueno, Katsuhiro Shimizu, Motohiro Hasegawa, Yosuke Araya
    2018 Volume 38 Pages 155-166
    Published: 2018
    Released: June 01, 2021
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    This research project designed and adapted two lessons in the home economics consumer education content at the junior high school level, using a collaborative learning method, in order to facilitate students’ learning credit card use for online shopping. The following two purposes were set for the lesson study. a. To clarify the effectiveness of lessons in terms of students’ knowledge. b. To elucidate how the difference of discussion ways would influence learning quality in the online shopping lesson. It was implied that this kind of collaborative lessons require implementing small group activities with physical closeness, and giving students appropriate instructions, according to the learning environment and discussion development in order to advance learners’ deeper learning as well as their knowledge.
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  • :Examination from a Marketing Perspective
    Shinichi Kashiwagi, Emiko Amano
    2018 Volume 38 Pages 167-177
    Published: 2018
    Released: June 01, 2021
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    In consumer education for elementary school children, several cases have been reported in various areas such as information, environment, nutrition, and finance. However, the educational contents and practices of corporations are generally considered sales promotion tools, and this is criticized as “in-school marketing” in America. Despite this, there has been little research on this topic from the perspective of marketing theory in recent years. This study, therefore, discusses whether consumer education(especially information literacy)by telecommunications businesses is intended as a marketing strategy(or sales promotion)from the perspectives of consumer education and marketing theory.
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  • Kumi Kamiyama
    2018 Volume 38 Pages 179-188
    Published: 2018
    Released: June 01, 2021
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    In this study, consumer education was held among first-year university students, and then assessed. Working with Kofu city consumer affairs center, active learning was conducted in which the students would think of things they could do to look after the local senior citizens. The assessment was conducted by developing a rubric and asking the students to engage in a performance task. Four criteria of understanding the issue, critical thinking, decision-making ability, and expressiveness were set, with each criterion graded on a four-point scale. The comparison between the preventive and follow-up studies revealed that there was a change in the students’ attitude toward the senior citizens in their community.
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  • Natsumi Fujiwara
    2018 Volume 38 Pages 189-198
    Published: 2018
    Released: June 01, 2021
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    The objective for this study is to grasp the degree of recognition with a new food system, its function claims, and how to promote it with appropriate consumer education. The results of the questionnaire survey show: 1)The degree of recognition for the new system is low with consumers who foster a preschool age child, 2)with fresh food, the degree of recognition is low despite the presence or absence of a preschool age child, and 3)false recognitions of function claims by consumers will undermine their willingness to buy foods with those that are valid.
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  • Asako Sato, Kikuko Yamamoto
    2018 Volume 38 Pages 199-208
    Published: 2018
    Released: June 01, 2021
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    For the purpose of development of the teaching materials, the instruction technique of the education for consumers, university students studying to become elementary school teachers were taught about how to handle textile products and what the symbols on their labels mean (JIS L 0001:2014). They were also instructed in making their own labels. Afterwards, a survey was conducted on their level of understanding. The purpose of this research was to determine the educational effectiveness of this lecture. Results were positive in terms of; students’ self-assessments on label making, their desire to teach the class in their futures and the benefits of this lecture to students studying to become teachers.
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  • Loans, Education, and Housing problems
    Michiko Yayota
    2018 Volume 38 Pages 209-218
    Published: 2018
    Released: June 01, 2021
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    Approximately 20 years have passed since the Japanese people realized that the rich-poor divide is becoming greater. This study examines the present situation of consumer affairs in the gap- widening society through the past consumer affairs caused by relative poverty, consulting cases of consumer issues in the last 20 years, and a questionnaire analyzed by the counseling staff in a consumer affairs center. The results indicate that enacting new consumer affairs legislation, promoting consumer education that contributes to clients' self-support, and enhancing the consulting system that eliminates bureaucratic sectionalism are the most important means for solving consumer affairs in Japan's gap-widening society.
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