The chief executive of an ordinary local public body shall have the power to enact a regulation on any subject within the scope of his/her powers, insofar as not in conflict with law.
The chief executive may include in his/her regulation provisions to impose administrative fine not exceeding 50,000 yen for a violation of his/her regulation, unless otherwise provided for by law.
The president of the assembly of an ordinary local public body shall, when enactment, amendment or abolition of a bylaw has been resolved upon, forward it to the chief executive within three days.
The chief executive shall promulgate the bylaw so forwarded within twenty days from the date of its receipt, unless he/she deems it necessary to return it for reconsideration or to take other appropriate actions.
A bylaw shall come into force on the tenth day following the date of its promulgation, unless otherwise provided for by bylaw.
Matters pertaining to the promulgation of a bylaw, such as signature of the chief executive and exceptions to the date of coming into force, shall be fixed by bylaw.
The provisions of the preceding two paragraphs shall apply mutatis mutandis to regulations of ordinary local public bodies and such regulations and rules as may be issued and promulgated by any organ itself, except otherwise provided for by laws and ordinances or bylaws.
Chapter IV Elections
(Elections of Assemblypersons and Chief Executive)
The member of the assembly and the chief executive of an ordinary local public body shall be elected by ballot by the electors in the manner provided by law.
(Right to Elect)
Every Japanese national over twenty years of age, who shall have had his/her residence for the past three months or more within the area of a city, town or village, shall, as provided for by law, have the right to elect members of the assembly and the chief executive of the ordinary local public body to which he/she belongs.