|発表テーマ||A Study on Japanese Consciousness Regarding the Paralympics|
|発表学会名||15th Asian Society for Adapted Physical Education and Exercise Symposium|
|主催者||Asian Society for Adapted Physical Education and Exercise|
|開催地名||University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malasia|
It is another two years until 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. In Japan, the exposure of sports for people with disabilities in the media is increasing. Children have Olympics and Paralympics education, and a variety of activities for the Paralympic games are being performed. The purpose of this study is to clarify the Japanese consciousness regarding the Paralympics at the present moment.
The questionnaire survey on the Internet for civilians was conducted. The number of the respondents was 2,066 people. The contents of the question are about recognition of the words referring to the Paralympics, what they expect for the Paralympics, the way of seeing past Paralympics, and whether people buy tickets for the Paralympic games, and so on. This investigation was carried out in December, 2016. I carried out a similar investigation in 2014 and the findings are going to be compared with the past findings as needed.
The results are as follows.
1. Most Japanese know the word Paralympics, but do not know the detailed contents.
2. The recognition of Boccia, Para-badminton and Goalball has risen in these two years.
3. There were many people who expect an increase in opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in sports after Paralympics.
4.The people who are interested in buying a ticket and going to the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics is only 8%.
An Intangible legacy created by the Paralympics can be clarified by carrying out similar investigations several times, up until and after the Paralympics.