Using the Japan Report Card
The report card provides information on the physical activity and health of Japanese children and adolescents, and can be used in a number of ways:
- The report can be used by Government，Local governments and Schools for development of policy, and to inform investment decisions.
- Researchers/academics can use the report to understand the deficit of evidence of physical activity, health behavior and factors, and the global gaps in physical activity from the report card, and can share with students.
- Parents, teachers and coaches can use it to inform their work with children and adolescents.
Finally, funding bodies can use it to help shape funding strategies and decisions.
An academic paper on the 2016 Japan Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth is published in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health in November 2016. The 2016 Japanese Report Card will be compared with other national report cards around the world in an academic paper to be published in November 2016 and as part of the International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health conference in Bangkok in November 2016.