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Updated:March 29, 2019

Welcome to the Mayor's Office

Effort toward Actualizing "Fujisawa: the City Makes You Find Abounding Affection for the Hometown"

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Mayor of the city of Fujisawa Tsuneo Suzuki

Efforts toward Realizing “Abounding Affection for Fujisawa-an Active Shonan City with Beauty of Harmonious People in the Wind through the Pines-“

Fujisawa has characteristics as a well-balanced city with such as residence, industry/tourism, natural environment, and education, and it is a habitable city which comes with many “charms”.

Domestically, Fujisawa comes under a spotlight as a tourist destination; there are picturesque Enoshima and Shonan Beach against a background of Mt. Fuji, the World Cultural Heritage, that are acting as major spots which lure more than 15 million tourists annually, and in addition to these places, an illumination event, “Jewel of Shonan”, was certified as one of the “Three Major Illuminations of Kanto region” and a “Night View Inheritance of Japan”. Meanwhile, abundant water and greenery in natural surroundings and rural landscapes, rich agricultural and livestock products in northern part of the city consist one of the Fujisawa’s attractions.

October 1, 1940, when Fujisawa inaugurated municipal government, it had population of around 36,000 people. In recent years, due to dramatic improvement of transportation convenience, it has made consistent strides as a city which wears many hats such as a residential city, commercial and industrial city and an academic city with four universities; home for 420,000 citizens which is the fourth largest population size in Kanagawa Prefecture, it keeps developing as a central city in Shonan region.

Given above described situation, as a plan that can flexibly comply with issues based on citizens’ needs and continue, we have started “2016 Consensus Guidelines of Fujisawa Municipal Government Administration” which has an urban image of “Abounding Affection for Fujisawa-an Active Shonan City with Beauty of Harmonious People in the Wind through the Pines-” from fiscal year 2014. We will embark on upgrading urban infrastructure, revitalizing local economy, promoting the city, promoting civic collaboration and so on, and make each of citizens and the city itself energetic.

Moreover, this year marks the 50th anniversary of establishment of “Fujisawa Citizen’s Charter”, we will share forerunners’ hope anew in the Citizen’s Charter with the citizens and lay out various works in order to firmly pass on fine culture and harmony of people that Fujisawa has to the future, while taking the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics as an opportunity, we will promote initiatives which are special and unique to Fujisawa.

I pursue the municipal administration which brims over with “charm”, “vitality” and “creativity” to create safe and secure community, “Abounding Affection for Fujisawa” with the citizens.

Mayor of the City of Fujisawa

Tsuneo Suzuki