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2012 Action Program for Tokyo Vision 2020

The 2012 Action Program lays out three-year goals, total program budget, and annual plans for 2012 to 2014. Along with steadily promoting the measures put forth in Tokyo’s 10-Year Plan, novel and pioneering efforts as well as initiatives that will be accelerated within the next three years are actively adopted and implemented as focused, priority measures. In addition, measures are taken to address new challenges in order to quickly and appropriately respond to changes in the social environment of Tokyo following the formulation of the 2011 Action Program. The program contains 22 measures and 370 projects (of which 84 are new, and 87 revised). The total budget for the program is approx. 2.2 trillion yen, and the program budget for fiscal 2012 is approx. 750 billion yen.

Key Initiatives in the 2012 Action Program

1. Achieve a sophisticated disaster-resistant city and demonstrate Tokyo’s safety to the world
  • Complete seismic assessments of buildings along special emergency transport roads (2013)
  • Complete seismic retrofitting of elementary and middle schools (2013)
  • Complete nearly all surveys of main city-planned roads in districts with close-set wooden houses (development areas)
  • Raise community disaster mitigation capabilities through activities such as disaster preparedness education and model projects for disaster-management neighborhood units
  • Designate some 8,000 districts as areas in danger of landslide disaster
2. Create a low carbon society with a highly efficient, independent and distributed energy system
  • Start construction of a high efficiency, natural gas-fired power plant with 1-million kW capacity
  • Expand the introduction of independent and distributed power sources by utilizing urban development schemes, etc.
  • Promote the installation of solar power systems in homes
  • Implement model projects for the realization of a smart city
  • Have large-scale establishments achieve their mandatory reduction of total CO2 emissions (6 to 8 percent)
  • Have 27,000 next-generation vehicles on the streets
3. Restore Tokyo to a beautiful city surrounded by water and greenery
  • Create 300ha of new greenery, and increase roadside trees to an accumulative total of 950,000 trees
  • Implement initiatives to preserve existing greenery such as forested areas and agricultural fields
  • Implement strategies to preserve areas with a biodiversity that befits Tokyo
  • Create bustling waterside spaces through development of the Sumidagawa Renaissance
  • Remove utility poles along metropolitan roads in the central core area to raise the rate of underground cables to 86 percent
4. Connect land, air, and sea to raise Tokyo’s international competitiveness
  • Approx. 80 percent completion of the three loop roads
  • Approx. 91 percent completion of ring roads in the ward area; approx. 81 percent completion of the Tama North-South road
  • Completion of the C1 and C2 foreign cargo container terminal berths at the Outer Central Breakwater reclamation site
  • Increase annual landing and departing slots at Haneda Airport to 447,000 and Narita Airport to 300,000
  • Promote integrated infrastructure and urban development around the stations of Tokyo, Shibuya, and Shinagawa
  • Promote the development of the waterfront area into a MICE hub and open the new wholesale market in Toyosu (2014)
5. Put Tokyo on a new track to growth by raising industrial power and the allure of the city
  • Support the commercialization of about 15 products that have growth potential and contribute to the resolution of urban challenges
  • Use the Special Comprehensive Zone System to attract over 500 foreign companies to Tokyo (2016)
  • Ensure the steady increase of foreign travelers to Tokyo to surpass the level before the Great East Japan Earthquake
6. Build and show the world an urban model for a society with a low birthrate and aging population
  • Increase the capacity of child daycare facilities to accommodate 24,000 more children
  • Build approx. 6,000 units of senior care residences (Tokyo Model 1)
  • Establish Tokyo’s unique senior job center
  • Secure spaces for approx. 7,000 disabled people at group homes, etc.
  • Increase NICU (neonatal intensive care units) to 320 beds
  • Newly establish disaster medical care coordinators (2012)
7. Raise globally competent individuals by creating a society where anyone can strive for high goals
  • Bolster education in science and mathematics through the initiatives of schools designated as science frontiers
  • Establish courses in metropolitan high schools to nurture the leaders of the next generation, and support overseas studies and training
  • Accept about 140 students from Asian countries to the doctorate course at the Tokyo Metropolitan University (2008 – 2014)
8. Create a society where everyone can enjoy sports and provide children with dreams
  • Bid for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • Cultivate momentum for the Tokyo Sports Festival 2013 (2012 – 2013)
  • Have over 60 percent of the adult population participate in sports at least once a week (2016)
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