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Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Orders for Enforcement of the Act on the Partial Amendment of the Act on Vitalization in City Centers

On June 27, 2014, the Cabinet decided to approve the related Cabinet Orders for enforcing the Act on the Partial Amendment of the Act on Vitalization in City Centers (hereinafter referred to as the “Amended Act”), which was enacted during the 186th ordinary session of the Diet.

The Amended Act is to come into force on July 3, 2014.

1. Background

The Amended Act was enacted during the 186th ordinary session of the Diet, aiming to revitalize city centers, placing measures for encouraging private sector investment in city centers at the core. Under the Revised Act, the government will create a system for authorizing and specifically supporting projects for improving city centers’ economic dynamism by increasing the number of visitors, as well as creating a special provision for permission for occupancy of roads.

Cabinet Orders approved by the Cabinet:

  • Cabinet Order concerning the creation of the related Cabinet Orders accompanied by the enforcement of the Amended Act
  • Cabinet Order for stipulating the enforcement date of the Amended Act

2. Outline of the Cabinet Orders

1) Cabinet Order concerning the creation of the related Cabinet Orders accompanied by the enforcement of the Revised Act

  1. Stipulating the provisions for matters to be defined in the Cabinet Order, including facilities covered by a special provision for permission for occupancy of roads and the criteria for the permission
  2. Other related revision including changing the numbering of provisions and articles as necessary in line with the revised sections

2) Cabinet Order for stipulating the enforcement date of the Revised Act

Stipulating July 3, 2014, as the enforcement date of the Revised Act

Release Date

June 27, 2014

Division in Charge

Office for City Center Vitalization, Distribution and Industrial Safety Policy Group

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
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