・Planning of the political fund system
This department is responsible for the planning of a political fund system and for the proper application of the Law for the Regulation of Money Used for Political Activities and the Law for the Support of Political Parties, the aim being to dispel the nation's distrust of politics and political money, and to solve the various problems related to money used for political activities.
Local Finance Bureau
Public services should meet the varied needs of local residents. The bureau secures and coordinates the source of revenues of local government. The total amount of local government revenue is \87 trillion, Which is greater than that of the national government.
・Local government finance meets the needs of diverse public services
Local authorities provide the following widely varying services which are an integral part of local residents' lives, and for this enormous revenue resources are needed.
・Conservation of forest areas
・Support for farming and forest areas
・Construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, rivers, parks, etc.
・Provision of public school education
・Construction and maintenance of waterworks and sewage drains
・Environmental protection such as the prevention of water pollution
・Promotion of local sports and cultural activities
・Construction and maintenance of harbors and fishing ports
・Collection and disposal of refuse
・Public hospital management
・City development for fire-fighting and protection against natural disasters
・Social welfare services
・Public traffic services
・Construction and maintenance of public facilities such as libraries, art museums, tennis courts and playing fields
・Guaranteeing revenue based on local public finance programs
Through the local public finance program (based on an overall view of the scale of revenues and expenditures of the diverse local authorities),the bureau guarantees local government revenue resources and also secures revenue resources for the local authorities through local allocation taxes and local bonds.