Fukuoka Prefectural Government (Administrative Organization)

Organization

Fukuoka Prefectural Government Organization Chart

Also, the executive branch includes the administrative committees, such as election administration commission, personnel commission, audit and inspection commission, and labor relations commission.

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Fukuoka Prefecture Comprehensive Plan

As of March 2012, the prefecture has aimed towards having the "Highest Resident Well-Being in Japan", so that citizens can feel happy to be born in and live in Fukuoka Prefecture. A comprehensive plan was devised to show the ideal goals to be aimed for and the measures needed to reach them.

A new plan has been developed as of March 2017, based on the results and socioeconomic changes thus far as well as the strengths of Fukuoka Prefecture. This plan strives to reach the "Highest Resident Well-Being in Japan" goal faster, promoting prefectural administration.

1 Term

5 Years (FY2017-2021)

2 Policy Initiatives

(1)Fukuoka Prefecture's Ideal Goals
  • Formerly, Fukuoka Prefecture was a major hub facing Asia on the coast of the Sea of Japan.
  • A Fukuoka Prefecture that brings its citizens' dreams to life, and gives them hope for the future.
  • A Fukuoka Prefecture where anyone can settle down and live out a happy life.

(2) From 3 perspectives detailed ~Promotion of policies that make citizens feel happy, warm, and safe~
  • A vibrant and growing economy, and the creation of attractive employment opportunities
  • So that the young may be raised in a secure environment
  • So that children and the young may follow and achieve their dreams in the future
  • So that the female population can energetically participate in the workforce
  • So that senior citizens and people with disabilities can be secure live life to the fullest
  • So that everyone may live a happy and healthy life
  • A society where heart-warmth and human bonds are felt
  • So that we may enjoy a rich cultural life and be connected with the wider world
  • A safe and secure environment devoid of disasters, crime and accidents
  • So that we are in harmony with the environment and may live in accordance to it

(3) Fundamental approaches to policy promotion
  • Hands-on approach, resident-centric viewpoint, administration with warmth
  • Strengthening of bonds between municipalities and all prefectures of Kyushu, etc.
  • Establishment of favorable environment for improving the effectiveness of policies

(4) Promotion of regional revitalization via bonds with muncipalities

Sharing our three key strategies with municipalities: "Cultivating jobs, cultivating people, and cultivating the region"

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Finance

Key Objectives for the Budget for Fiscal-Year 2017

1.  Fundamental Philosophy Behind the Budget Reform

The initial budget for the 2017 fiscal year focuses on addressing the following policy issues, aiming towards "Highest Resident Well-being in Japan" and embodying the vision of the Fukuoka Prefecture Comprehensive Plan, Fukuoka's residents, and the comprehensive regional revitalization strategy.
At the same time, in line with the 2017 Fiscal Reform Plan, fiscal consolidation will be steadily promoted.

  • ○ Economic recovery and establishing more attractive employment opportunities.
  • ○ Providing social, marital, parental, and vocational support.
  • ○ Supporting women and senior citizens in the workforce.
  • ○ Promoting the nurturing of "Fukuoka's Future Human Resources" and sports
  • ○ Initiating a safe and secure, mutually-supportive society.
  • ○ Creating a safe, secure, and disaster-resistant prefecture.

Total budget scale for the annual revenue and expenditure 1.7209 trillion yen (compared to 81.7 billion yen previous year, down 4.5%)

2. Brief Outlook on the Total Budget

(1)The revenues
・Prefectural taxes decreased by 28.1 billion yen (3.4%) due to a reduction in local consumption taxes on imported goods etc.
・Despite a social security-related increase, local allocation tax and national treasury disbursements both decreased due to a transfer of the payment responsibility for elementary/high school staff etc. to the city.
・In order to balance income/expenditures, 4.5 billion yen was transferred from three funds including the public finance adjustment reserve funds.

(2)The expenditures
・ Due to a transfer of the payment responsibility for elementary/high school staff etc. to the city, personnel expenses decreased by 1.059 billion yen (21.5%)
・ Due to enriched support for children/child-rearing as well as the progression of population aging, social security expenses increased by 10.9 billion yen (3.5%).
・ Public works expenses, excluding special causes, increased by 4.2 billion yen (2.2%)

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