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December 1, 2017

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

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

Honorable Citizen and wood carving master craftsman Tadao Kishimoto passed away on October 6. Yasutaka Komiya, an artisan of fabric dyeing, who was also an Honorable Citizen, passed away on October 24. I would like to express my sincerest condolences to their families. May they rest in peace.

First of all, I would like to apologize for the trouble and concern my actions during the recent general election caused many of you. Firmly taking this to heart, I would like to redevote myself to metropolitan affairs from the stance that the citizens of Tokyo come first. Your guidance and cooperation to this end will be highly appreciated.

1. Introduction

  • Accelerating the pace of reform
  • Opposing the irrational national measures on local taxes
  • Striving toward the “New Tokyo”

2. Enhancing Tokyo’s dynamism as a super-aging society

  • Promote a community model for a super-aging society
  • Building a society where children can have a healthy upbringing
  • Cultivating Tokyo’s future talent
  • Promoting work-style reform through public-private collaboration
  • Ensuring safety and security to serve as the foundation for the vitality of Tokyo citizens

3. Implementation of a growth strategy to win the competition between cities

  • Making Tokyo a global financial city and economic center
  • Path to a zero-emission Tokyo
  • Utilize ICT for the further evolution of Tokyo
  • Urban development for the growth of Tokyo

4. Proceed with preparations for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

  • Steady preparations for the Games
  • Proceed with the Host City Tokyo Project

5. Market relocation to Toyosu and redevelopment of Tsukiji

6. Closing remarks

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