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 2018

1.  Fundamental Philosophy Behind the Budget Reform

The initial budget for 2018, together with restoration and reconstruction efforts for heavy rain damage in the northern part of Kyushu, aims for the top prefectural "Happiness Index" in Japan, and in accordance with Fukuoka's comprehensive planning and prefectural population vision and regional creation strategies, will focus on the following policy issues.
Aiming to further strengthen Fukuoka with a focus on sports as a "sports prefecture."
At the same time, in line with the 2017 Fiscal Reform Plan, fiscal consolidation will be steadily promoted.

  • Revitalizing the regional economy and creating employment
  • A society that fulfills the hopes and dreams of our youth
  • A safe, secure, and disaster-free Fukuoka
  • A society in which everyone can participate

Total budget scale for the annual revenue and expenditure 1.7325 trillion yen (compared to 11.6 billion yen previous year, increased 0.7%)

2. Brief Outlook on the Total Budget

(1)The revenues
・Although individual prefectural taxes decreased due to tax source transfer, prefectural taxes increased by 1.6 billion yen (0.2%) due to solid corporate taxes and regional consumption taxes.
・Treasury expenditure increased by 11 billion yen (6.3%) due to an increase in disaster recovery expenses.
・Straight bonds increased by 8.2 billion yen (6.6%) due to the issuance of prefectural bonds for heavy rain disaster restoration and recovery measures.
・In order to balance income/expenditures, 0.5 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 increased by 2.2 billion yen (0.7%)
・Due to increased rain damage restoration and reconstruction measures, public expenditure costs were estimated at 6.8 billion yen (3.4%) and disaster recovery expenses increased by 21 billion yen.
・With individual prefectural tax income allocation subsidies decreasing due to tax source transfer, municipal government grants decreased by 16.4 billion yen (5.1%).

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