The aim of this research was to examine how their awareness of poverty changed through 2 lectures (“lecture on specific matters of absolute poverty” and “lecture to experience the imitation of poverty issues”). Research subjects were 69 responses. Through the 2 lectures, students recognized that “none of the family members have a job” as being in poverty and the reason why poverty does not disappear is that “there is no work even though they want to work”. Furthermore, “receiving public assistance” was recognized as being in poverty but after the lecture, receiving public assistance is a right protected by the society and receiving public assistance itself does not mean that they are in poverty. In addition, through the 2 lectures, their awareness about reason for poverty not disappearing changed to “people are not interested in the poverty issues” and “we need to think about the richness for the people in poverty even if that means to sacrifice your own richness”.
Ⅱ. Research 1: The usage situation of escalator usage
Ⅲ. Research 2: Interview research with people with transportation difficulties