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February 21, 2018

Policy Speech by the Governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, at the First Regular Session of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly, 2018

In opening the first regular session of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly in 2018, I wish to relate my basic stance on future metropolitan administration.

On February 4, Honorable Citizen of Tokyo and plastic artist Kunitami Mitsuhashi passed away. I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.

1. Introduction

  • Tokyo stands at a major turning point
  • Time for Japan to unite to face challenges
  • Fulfilling Tokyo’s mission

2. Policies and a budget to fulfill Tokyo’s mission

  • Strengthening of policies to realize the three cities
  • Fiscal 2018 budget proposal

3. Enhancing the effectiveness of metropolitan reform with the Reform Plan for 2020

4. Realization of a “Diversity” where people shine

  • Additional promotion of measures to eliminate child daycare waiting lists
  • Toward an era with a life expectancy of 100 years
  • For a society where people with impairments can shine
  • Creating a barrier-free environment where everyone can sense “kindness”
  • Cultivating future talent at schools where children and teachers shine
  • Work-style reform will be the key to sustainable growth
  • Toward effective measures to prevent passive smoking

5. Realizing a safe, secure and vibrant “Safe City”

  • Building an earthquake-resilient city
  • Accelerate disaster preparedness measures together with citizens
  • Beef up public safety and counterterrorism measures
  • Upgrade healthcare and emergency medical services
  • Revitalize local communities

6. Realize a world-leading “Smart City”

  • Realize a smart energy city
  • Preserve Tokyo’s greenery
  • Strongly support the development of industries in Tokyo
  • Set up a reserve fund for construction of new rail lines, etc.

7. Accelerate measures for the success of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

  • Steadily advance Games preparations
  • Further build momentum for the Games

8. Dedicate efforts for development of the Tama area and Tokyo’s islands

9. Market relocation to Toyosu

10. Closing remarks

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