Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Economics Economics Day Course
Lecture Code G6257001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 特別講義(生命保険を考える)1
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Special Lectures (Topics in Life Insurance)1
スズキ ヨシヒサ,ニシハラ カズヤ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Mon3-4:ECON B255
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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In class Lecture 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Economics
Eligible Students Sophomore and above
Keywords Social Security regime, Life Insurance, Life Planning, Risk Management, Public Social Security system, Lecture by Practitioner(s) 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
This course will equip students with the skills of problem-finding and problem-solving in their social lives, through learning an overview of our social security system and thinking about how the public and private protection system should be. (Contemporary Economics Programme) 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Students who take this course will be given useful knowledge and the way of thinking as a member of sustainable civil society to come, through understanding risks hidden in our daily lives and learning the function and the role of life insurance as a tool for avoiding and mitigating the risks.  
Class Schedule lesson1 Introduction and Overview of Life Insurance Business
lesson2 Life Planning and Risk Management ①
lesson3 Life Planning and Risk Management ②
lesson4 Social Security and Life Insurance ① - Death and Medical Security
lesson5 Social Security and Life Insurance ② - Retirement and Care Security
lesson6 Structure of Life Insurance Policy ①
lesson7 Structure of Life Insurance Policy ②・Premiums and asset management
lesson8 Trends in Life Insurance Products

This schedule may be subject to change. 
Lecture materials may be downloaded from Moodle.
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Lecture materials(power point materials) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Reviewing the classes by revisiting lecture materials is desirable for better understanding. 
Requirements Students are required to take “Special Lectures(Overview of the Life Insurance Business in Japan)2” class of this academic year. Otherwise, you would be granted D (failure) for this class (i.e. Special Lectures 1). 
Grading Method Assessment will be based on final exam(80%) and some reports(20%).  
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it This is an endowed-course set up by the Life Insurance Association of Japan (LIAJ). Each class will be delivered by life insurance practitioners from the LIAJ, major life insurance companies and the Japan Institute of Life Insurance. 
Message Students are encouraged to gather information about the ongoing reform of social security regime responding to declining birth rates and rising life expectancy, and try to have better recognition of the issues, so that you can enjoy and better understand the classes. Through learning Life Planning and Life Insurance, this course offers you a valuable opportunity to think about your own life. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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