Section III. Exceptions Concerning Special-case Cities
(Powers of a Special-case City)
A city with a population of over 200 thousand and designated by cabinet order (hereinafter referred to as a "special-case cite") may, as provided by cabinet order, perform those functions which under cabinet order may he performed by a pivotal city in accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 252-22, with the exception of those functions which it is not appropriate for a special-case city to perform because they can be performed more efficiently by the To, Do, Fu or Ken acting comprehensively, than by the special-case city.
With regard to matters specified by cabinet order which would otherwise be subject to rectification, suspension, restriction, interdiction or similar directives or orders of the governor of the To, Do, Fu or Ken in accordance with laws or cabinet orders founded in law, in relation to the performance of the affairs of a special-case city, it may be provided by cabinet order that such provisions of law as may authorize such directives or orders shall not be applicable thereto, or that such affairs shall be subject to the directive or order of the relevant Minister, in lieu of the governor or a commission of the To, Do, Fu or Ken.
(Procedure for Designation of a Special-case City)
The provisions of Article 252-24 shall apply mutatis mutandis to the drafting of a cabinet order relating to the designation of a special-case city under paragraph 1 of the preceding article.
(Delegation to Cabinet Order)
The provisions of Article 252-21 shall apply mutatis mutandis when a city is designated a special-case city under paragraph 1 of Article 252-26-3.
(Designation as a Specified City or as a Pivotal City)
When a special-case city is designated a specified city in accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 252-19 or is designated a pivotal city in accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 252-22, the designation of the said city as a special-case city in accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 252-26-3 shall become null and void.