SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent survey has revealed that Korean high school students are more interested in public security, while Japanese students are more concerned with natural disasters. Chinese students were more drawn to food and food safety.
Japan’s National Institution for Youth Education conducted a survey regarding safety issues among high school students in four different nations – Korea, Japan, China, and the U.S.
A total of 7,800 high school students were surveyed from September to December 2015. They were asked 11 questions, for which they had to choose three answers that they deemed most important.
Japanese students were relatively more interested in natural disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons at 55 percent, followed by Korean (31 percent), American (28 percent), and Chinese students (10 percent).
They were also most concerned about threats related to the Internet at 40 percent, followed by Korean (33 percent), American (30 percent), and Chinese students (20 percent).
On the other hand, Chinese students were most concerned about food safety at 76 percent, followed by Japanese (55 percent), Korean (40 percent), and American students (22 percent).
However, Korean students were most interested in local public order and security at 38 percent. They were followed by American (28 percent), Chinese (18 percent), and Japanese students (15 percent).
The institution pointed to Japan’s recurring natural disasters, and noted that frequent safety instruction made natural disasters an issue of concern among Japanese students.
In contrast, their relative low interest in public security was seen as a positive reflection of Japan’s high level of public security.
By Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)