Greetings. My name is Kazutoshi Komura and I am the new mayor of Kure as
of November 19th, 2005. I appreciate the enthusiastic support of so many of Kurefs citizens.
During the course of my administration, all decisions and judgments I make
will be with the future of Kure and its citizens in mind. With a view toward
transparent administration as my goal, I will strive to keep the decision
making process open and accessible to the citizens of Kure.
I would like to put forward to policies that can respond to the many challenges
that we now face, including a declining birthrate and an aging society.
It is my goal for all citizens of Kure to live at ease in an energetic
city so that we can foster hope for future generations. I hope to form
a partnership with you, the citizens of Kure, so that we may meet the challenging
issues of modern society.
1) Children and Educational Issues
downward trend in the birthrate has not been stemmed recently. Schools have
been merged as the number of students has fallen. Unless the decline in the birthrate
is halted, it will be difficult to restore vitality to the society. I will
promote policies that help working mothers raise their children without
2) Partnership with Citizens
mayor, I will disclose information to the citizens as much as possible and try
to achieve a fair and transparent administration. I will value dialogue with each
citizen and I would like my administration to be respondent to their needs. I wish
to build a new administration based on the partnering of the city with
3) Administration and Financial Reform
our fiscal situation is now in critical condition, we need to strongly promote
administrative and budgetary reform. In public administration, a fine line must
be drawn between public and private resource in order to create the best
combination. It is important that we strive for improvement in services to citizens
while not relying to greatly on already strained public resources. I wish to
push ahead with reform that will maximize the involvement of the private sector
in providing necessary services.
4) Urban Welfare
will make every effort to ensure that our elderly citizens have the support and
care that they require. We must maintain the high life expectancy our citizens
enjoy, and make full use of our advantaged position on the Seto Inland Sea.
5) Realization of Kure
I will deal decisively with the declining birthrate and our rapidly aging
population. Also, I will improve Kurefs vitality by using its many resources.
6) Health and Safely
order to ensure the continuing health and safety of all citizens, I will strive
to improve the lifelines of community health and enhance fire prevention and
emergency response services.
7) Environmental Concerns
a recycling society and reducing the amount of waste, the participation of the
citizens is indispensable. I therefore will push to improve our infrastructurefs
ability to dispose of domestic waste.
8) New Merging of Municipalities
As our city grows and envelops other municipalities, I will built on
existing programs and steadily carry them out. I plan to form a consistent
policy with regard to merging with other municipalities.
I appreciate any comments, suggestions, or requests you may have.
Please feel free to leave them at our office or on our website.