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Updated on September 20, 2017

Policy Speech by the Governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, at the Third Regular Session of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly, 2017

In opening the third regular session of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly in 2017, I wish to relate my basic stance on future metropolitan administration.

1. Introduction 

2. “Diversity” (diverse city) where people live and shine

  • Stepping up efforts to prepare for a super-aging society
  • Additional measures for reducing children waitlisted for day care
  • Empowering women
  • Human resource development for future Tokyo and Japan

3. Realizing a “safe city” that protects the lives of Tokyo citizens

  • Further promoting “self-help,” “mutual-help,” and “public assistance”
  • Preparing for floods and sediment disasters

4. Toward a “smart city” that leads the world in financial and environmental policies

  • Path to a global financial and economic center
  • Aiming for a zero emission city
  • Issuing the world-class Tokyo Green Bond

5. Preparation for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and Tokyo’s evolution

  • Steady preparations for a successful Games
  • Building momentum for the Games
  • Consideration of an ordinance to address passive smoking
  • A legacy that demonstrates the city’s maturity

6. The Vision Tokyo Should Aim to Achieve

  • Grand Design for Urban Development
  • Tama Area Promotion Plan
  • Promoting the attractions of Tokyo’s “Treasure Islands”

7. Aim for early relocation to the Toyosu Wholesale Market

8. Further implementation of metropolitan government reform

  • Promoting Reform for 2020
  • System for Tokyo residents and TMG employees to propose programs

9. Selection of honorable citizens

10. Closing remarks

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