Founding Objective

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Legal grounds for local autonomous business
Local Self-governing Law ( [(Law 7362 modified 2005.1.27 ] Section 3, Article 9
Business range of local self-governing body
A local self-governing body shall handle businesses that belong to the local self-governing body in accordance with the autonomous business and law of the jurisdiction.
The following are examples of businesses of the local self-governing body according to the number 1 regulation. However, if a law defines differently, the law shall be followed.
Businesses regarding jurisdiction, organization, and administration of the local self-governing body
Adjusting name, location, and district of the administrative district in the jurisdiction
Establishing and scraping of rules and regulations, and its operation and management
Managing subordinate administrative bodies
Guiding and directing subordinate administrative bodies
Personnel, welfare, and education of public officials
Levying and collecting local taxes and other income
Budget planning and operation, audit inspection and property management
Management of administrative equipment, administrative computerization, and improvement of administrative management
Mutual property management
Family registration and resident registration management
Surveys and creating statistics which are necessary for the local self-governing body
Businesses regarding resident's welfare
Businesses for resident's welfare
Installation, operation and management of social welfare facilities
Protection and support of the needy
Protection and welfare for the elderly, children, the handicapped, teenagers, and women
Installation and operation of health care facilities
Prevention of infectious diseases and other diseases
Operation and management of burial plots (tombs), cremation facilities, and charnel houses
Regulations for sanitation in restaurants
Cleaning, collection and treatment of waste10) Establishment and operation of local public corporations
Businesses regarding industry promotion: agriculture, commerce and industry
Installation and management of agricultural water facilities
Support for production and distribution of agriculture, livestock and fisheries
Management of agricultural equipment
Operation and regulation of income business other than agriculture
Promotion farm's subsidiary businesses
Management of public forests of
Livestock development and dairy farming promotion
Prevention of livestock infectious diseases
Promotion and support of local industry
Consumer protection and promotion of conservation
Promotion of small and medium businesses
Development, promotion, and support of local specialty industries
Development of superior local products and development of folk crafts
Businesses regarding local development and the installation and management of resident's living facilities
Local development projects
Implementation of local public works and construction projects
Implementation of city improvement projects
Building, repairing, and maintaining local roads and city streets
Support of living condition improvement
Repairing farm village housing and improvement of community environment
Nature protection activities
Management of streams and rivers
Installation and management of water supply and sewage
Installation and management of public water supply facilities
Installation and management of parks, green areas, tourist & leisure facilities
Management of local railroad businesses
Installation and management of transportation facilities including parking lots and traffic signs
Planning and execution of natural disaster prevention
Promotion and support of the local economy
Businesses regarding the promotion of education, sports, culture, and art
Establishment, operation, and regulation of various schools: nurseries, preschools, kindergartens, elementary, middle, and high schools
Establishment and management of libraries, playgrounds, plazas, gymnasiums, museums, performance halls, galleries, concert halls, public education, sports, cultural facilities, etc.
Designation, preservation, and management of local cultural properties
Promotion of local culture and art
Nurturing local culture and art organization
Businesses regarding local civil defense and fire prevention
Organizing, operating, guiding, and supervising local and corporate civil defense organizations (including volunteer fire departments)
Fire prevention and protection