Establishment and Consolidation of Local Government Administrative Arrangements
(1) Establishment and consolidation of administrative arrangements with a view to the expansion of the right of self-determination and self-accountability of local authorities
(2) Support for and promotion of the autonomous actions of local authorities
・Promotion of administrative reform, etc.
・Revision of the Administrative Reform Outlines, setting-out and announcement of implementation plans with numerical targets
・Rationalization of personnel management and salaries (steady implementation, revision and publication of personnel rationalization plans)
・Promotion of municipal mergers, etc.
・Promotion of autonomous mergers (expansion of the roles of prefectures and the national government, expansion of fiscal measures)
・Revision of conditions for core cities, etc.
・Promotion of wide-area administration, etc.
・Vitalization of local assemblies
・Consideration of the relaxation of conditions for convening of extraordinary sessions, conditions for the submission of bills by assembly members, etc.
・Revision of assembly member numbers
・Expansion and diversification of citizen participation
・Consideration of revision of the direct-request system
・Continued careful consideration of the citizens' referendum system
・Ensuring fairness and greater transparency
・Promotion of information disclosure
・Rationalization of administrative procedures
・Improvement and strengthening of auditing functions (entrenchment of external auditing system, etc.)
・Revision of the repeated re-election of government heads
・Wide-ranging research regarding a revision of the repeated re-election of government heads