Background Reading

Background Reading
June 2010 - Declaration of a New Public Commons

The government supports a "New Public Commons," under which not only the government but also citizens, NPOs, private businesses, and other parties, with the spirit of mutual assistance, play an active role in providing services for our everyday life, such as education, childcare, community development, nursing care and welfare services.

To this end, the "New Public Commons" Roundtable held by the Prime Minister put together the Declaration of "New Public Commons" on June 2010.

In response to the proposals by the roundtable, the government announced its actions toward their institutionalization.