The role of the assembly
It is the common wish of the prefectural residents that Fukuoka Prefecture be prosperous and have a comfortable living environment.
The members of the prefectural assembly, selected as the citizens’ representatives in elections, discuss local issues and make decisions on basic matters involving prefectural government. An institution of this type is known as a decision-making body.
The prefectural governor and government committees, such as the Educational Committee and the Public Safety Committee, execute the prefectural assembly’s decisions. These are called executive bodies.
The prefectural assembly, the governor, and the government committees are independent and have equal standing. They cooperate to incorporate citizen views into the prefecture’s government, and conduct the prefecture’s administrative affairs to improve the citizens’ lives.