Financial and Economic Education
Mizuho positions the ongoing promotion of financial and economic education as a key sustainability area.
With the use of electronic money and the like, cashless transactions in which people do not directly handle money in everyday life are becoming more common. At the same time, financial crimes such as billing fraud and fraudulent transactions are on the rise. In this situation, the need for "financial and economic education" that the role, the value, and the importance of money and that cultivates children's money sense and morality has been pointed out.
Mizuho supports financial and economic education mainly at the elementary and secondary education level and the higher education level based on the belief that it is better to develop a deep understanding of finance as a child in order to become an independent adult in an increasingly complex and globalized society, harnessing the Group's wide range of practical knowledge and know–how about finance nurtured through the provision of comprehensive financial services.
In the areas of elementary and secondary education, Mizuho is conducting research jointly with Tokyo Gakugei University, supporting financial and economic education programs for teachers, and providing work experience opportunities for elementary and junior high school students. In the area of higher education, we have funded lectures and courses at universities.
In addition to pursuing these initiatives in Japan, we are undertaking a wide array of measures overseas that meet the needs of individual countries.
Target (Established May 2019)
Financial and economic education initiative participants (FY2019–23): 60,000＋
Participants (FY2016–18): 44,184
Surpassed initial target of 36,000＋
Cumulative total (FY2006–18): approx. 93,000