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Future Tokyo: Tokyo's Long-Term Strategy

In March 2021, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government released Future Tokyo: Tokyo's Long-Term Strategy as a new strategy that charts the course for the metropolitan government to take in order to open a bright future for Tokyo.


Stance for strategy implementation

While looking at the various changes in society and people’s values brought on by COVID-19, policies will be implemented through strategies that center around the strong promotion of structural reform that cuts deep down to the source of issues and the realization of a sustainable recovery.

Future Tokyo raises four basic strategies

1. View the future from a backcasting approach

2. Promote policies in collaboration with various entities

3. Realize Smart Tokyo through digital transformation (DX)

4. Have the agility to flexibly respond to changes

Visions, strategies and projects for the realization of Future Tokyo

In order to realize Future Tokyo and create a sustainable Tokyo that strikes a balance between maturity and ongoing growth, visions for the city in the 2040s, followed by strategies looking toward the 2030s and projects to implement those strategies, are presented.

Vision for the 2040s



Envisioning Future Tokyo in the 2040s
01. A city that is full of children's smiles and people wanting to have and raise children, and is supported by family bonds and society
02. A city where a new educational model gives hope to all children and young people and enables them to develop independently
03. A city where women can choose the lifestyles they want, be themselves, and shine
04. A city where senior citizens can stay active and live comfortably in the age of the 100-year life
05. A city where everyone can work and take on active roles each in their own way
06. A city rich in diversity where people of all backgrounds live together
07. A city full of places and communities where people of diverse backgrounds can gather and support each other
08. A resilient and beautiful city that protects Tokyo citizens from disasters
09. A city that can handle crime, accidents, and fires, and is prepared for health care challenges, protecting citizens' peace of mind
10. A city where advanced urban functions and nature coexist in harmony, and people gather and relax
11. A convenient and comfortable city with the best transportation network
12. A city that harnesses the power of digital technology to draw out its potential to realize Smart Tokyo (Tokyo's Society 5.0), providing citizens with a high quality of life
13. The most open city in the world where people, goods, money, and information gather from across the globe
14. The most startup-friendly city in the world where new industries constantly emerge
15. A city that boasts the highest productivity in the world and drives the global economy
16. A city that further increases water and greenery to provide a relaxed and enriched way of life
17. Zero Emission Tokyo
18. A city that captivates the world with its culture and entertainment
19. A “sports field” city where sports are ingrained in everyday life
20. A city that has further strengthened collaboration with other areas of Japan to realize true coexistence and co-prosperity for Tokyo and the rest of Japan


Strategies to open the doors to the 2030s



Strategies to engage in over the years up to 2030 in order to realize the Future Tokyo vision
Strategy 0. Strategy for Overcoming COVID-19
Strategy 1. Strategy for Putting Smiles on the Faces of Children
Strategy 2. Strategy to Support Children's Development and Growth
Strategy 3. Strategy for Promoting Women's Empowerment
Strategy 4. Strategy for Realization of a Chōju (Longevity) Society
Strategy 5. Strategy for Realizing Work Styles that Allow Everyone to Shine
Strategy 6. Diversity and Inclusive Society Strategy
Strategy 7. Strategy for Valuing “Dwellings” and “Community”
Strategy 8. Strategy for Developing a Safe and Secure City
Strategy 9. Strategy for Enhancement of Urban Functions
Strategy 10. Smart Tokyo: TOKYO Data Highway Strategy
Strategy 11. Startup City Tokyo Strategy
Strategy 12. Strategy for Earning Potential in Tokyo and Innovation
Strategy 13. Strategy for Making Tokyo a City Filled with Water and Greenery
Strategy 14. Zero Emission Tokyo Strategy
Strategy 15. Culture and Entertainment City Strategy
Strategy 16. Sports Field Tokyo Strategy
Strategy 17. Strategy for Promoting the Tama Area and the Islands
Strategy 18. All-Japan Partnership Strategy
Strategy 19. Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Strategy
Strategy 20. Strategy for Structural Reform of the Tokyo Government


Why update Future Tokyo: Tokyo’s Long-Term Strategy?

Basic Strategy

Future Tokyo: Tokyo’s Long-Term Strategy: Opening new horizons by carrying on the legacies of Shibusawa and Goto (March 2021)


Tokyo’s long-term strategy that charts the course for the metropolitan government to take


Learn more about Future Tokyo: Tokyo’s Long-Term Strategy here

Project to enhance the appeal of the Tama Area and Tokyo Islands

SusHi Tech Tokyo

From Tokyo to the world, under the key words of Sustainable High City Tech Tokyo, or SusHi Tech Tokyo, Tokyo is showcasing urban visions for future generations.

Tokyo is working to create sustainable new value by using the latest technologies and ideas to overcome climate change, energy shortages, food issues and other common challenges confronting the world’s cities.

Three programs make up SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024

Global Startup Program

Holding a forum gathering domestic and foreign startups, investors, major corporations, students and others will generate businesses and open innovation with huge social and economic impacts that can change the world.

City Leaders Program

City leaders from around the world converge in Tokyo to work together for the realization of a sustainable world and create new values.

Showcase Program

Presenting visitors with experiences that will have them think about the challenges cities face and the possibilities of cities will raise their awareness and change their behavior, creating a movement for a sustainable world.


Learn more about SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024 here

Tokyo Resilience Project

The Tokyo Resilience Project was launched in fiscal 2022 to protect the lives of the people of Tokyo from various disasters.

As countermeasures for flood and storm disasters, which are intensifying due to climate change, a broad range of initiatives are being bolstered, including structural measures such as building regulating reservoirs and raising the height of seawalls, and non-structural measures utilizing AI and other digital technologies.

This project will be steadily promoted under the slogan, “Always be prepared,” for the realization of a resilient and sustainable city where people can feel safe for the next 100 years.



Learn more about the Tokyo Resilience Project here

Tokyo Green Biz

In 2023, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government launched Tokyo Green Biz, a new green project that looks 100 years into the future, aiming to further enhance the value of the city’s greenery, which brings a sense of ease and calm to daily life, and to pass down green spaces to future generations with the cooperation of Tokyo residents.


Learn more about Tokyo Green Biz here

The Tokyo Bay eSG Project

Setting the Bay Area, which has high potential, as the stage for implementation of the structural reform of society, Tokyo aims for sustainable urban development that integrates nature and convenience, with an eye to 50 and 100 years into the future.


Learn more about the Tokyo Bay eSG Project here

Projects for realization of Zero Emission Tokyo and a Hydrogen Society

Based on the Climate Emergency Declaration: TIME TO ACT, concrete initiatives will be advanced using all means possible to realize Zero Emission Tokyo by 2050.

By promoting Tokyo and Japan’s advanced initiatives, including an ordinance making the installation of solar PV systems mandatory, and the use of perovskite solar cells, a three-fold increase in renewable energy facilities in Tokyo will be achieved by 2030.

To lead the international community in spreading the use of hydrogen energy, Tokyo will work with various organizations around the world that promote the production and use of hydrogen to establish Japan’s first hydrogen exchange.

Project to enhance the appeal of the Tama Area and Tokyo Islands

By seizing various opportunities to enhance the appeal of the Tama Area and Tokyo Islands and actively promoting these areas, their fan base both in Japan and abroad will be increased and local communities brimming with vibrancy and vitality will be built.

Tokyo Treasure Islands Project

Tokyo's islands boast many treasures, including amazing natural scenery, marine resources, and local specialties. Each island also has its own history and culture. In addition, these islands hold the potential for greater utilization and cultivation of their appeal. The Tokyo Treasure Islands Project aims to create the “Tokyo Island Brand” by uncovering and further refining hidden attractions of the islands and widely promoting them.

Enhancement of attractive tourism offerings

Sightseeing tours that showcase the natural surroundings are being promoted, and development of the environment to facilitate the acceptance of vessels such as cruise ships and luxury cruisers is underway in order to improve access to the islands.