FUJITA Hiroyuki
Deputy Mayor, Kyoto (Japan)
After resigning as the head of Ukyo-gu, Kyoto which he has been for 3 years since 2010, the deputy mayor of Kyoto, Fujita Hiroyuki is currently assisting the mayor of Kyoto, Kadokawa Daisaku since April, 2013. Based on the valuable experiences he has acquired while working in the administrative affairs department in the ward office, he is contributing to the municipal administration of the mayor in order to make the citizens in Kyoto ‘enjoy living’ in the city.
After graduating from the university, the deputy mayor of Kyoto has taken charge of the educational administration affairs for a long period of time. Based on the career, when he was the head of Ukyo-gu, he contributed to make Ukyo-gu a good place to ‘raise children’ by cooperating with educational committees, schools, parents and other various organizations in the region.
After taking office as the deputy mayor of Kyoto, he has continued to generally oversee all important policies of Kyoto in various fields of education, health and welfare, culture and sports.
“’Power of Kyoto’ To Boast in The World – Future-oriented City Based on The Tradition”

Historical City of the World, Kyoto
Kyoto was the former capital of Japan for more than 1,000 years since 794. It has preserved and inherited Buddhist art such as numerous Buddhist temples, buildings and statues of Buddha.

City of Advanced Environment, Kyoto
Kyoto is actively striving to protect the environment as the city of advanced environment. ‘Kyoto Protocol’ was adopted in the third session of the Conference of the Parties (COP3) to the UNFCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) which was held in 1997 in Kyoto. The citizens in the city where ‘Kyoto Protocol’ was created cooperate with the administrative bodies to make a eco-friendly and cycling society.
Kyoto citizens’ high self-governing spirit and community-making unity largely contribute to the promotion of general policies including education, welfare and culture as well as environment.

City of Academic Research, Kyoto
The ‘power of youth’ among the ‘power of citizens’ is one of Kyoto’s characteristics.
Kyoto can be called ‘the city of university’ and ‘the city of student’ because there are 37 universities and junior colleges, and 140,000 students which are a tenth of the total population of 1.47 million people, while 6,400 foreign students study in Kyoto.
Also, the city carries out various activities such as the distribution of information about the city and support for foreign students studying in Kyoto in order to draw more foreign students.

City of Craftsmanship, Kyoto
Kyoto is ‘the city of craftmanship’ focusing on the traditional industries. Its handicrafts are the product of the traditional techniques which master craftsmen have kept and inherited for 1,000 years with their wisdom and passion.
On the other hand, the coexistence of the advanced industries and the traditional industries characterizes ‘Kyoto, the city of manufacturing.’ The city produces many Nobel Prize winners because it has world-class academic and research institutions such as Kyoto Research Park area with 250 advanced enterprises and ventures, and the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application.
In addition, there is Kyoto International Manga Museum where people around the world visit. Thanks to the museum, the content industry including cartoons and animations is regarded as the city’s future and growth industry.

Cultural City, Kyoto
The Kyoto’s traditional house, ‘Kyomachiya’ is the city’s historical and cultural symbol, and housing style that supports many citizens’ urban life today. A variety of citizens including residents, civic organizations, experts and enterprises are leading activities for the protection of Kyomachiya.
One of various cultures that Kyoto boasts is food culture. It is highly likely that ‘Japanese food’ is going to be registered as a world intangible cultural heritage. The city also strives to create more opportunities to improve Japanese cuisines and inform the world of Japanese culture in the future based on its abundant food culture such as Japanese food and sake.

Tourist City, Kyoto
Many domestic and foreign tourists are visiting Kyoto which is the city of international tourism, boasting such a rich history and culture. The total number of the tourists visiting Kyoto in 2008 reached 50 million people.

‘Power of Kyoto’ to boast in the world
Kyoto has unique diversity and profound charm as it has long history and traditions that they inherited from their ancestors, along with the power of advancing toward the future.The city aims to reinforce ‘the power of Kyoto’ and to give off its charm to the world by carrying out various activities through cooperation between the citizens and the administrative organs in the future.