Hokkaido Development Act
(Act No. 126 of May 1, 1950)
Article 1 The purpose of this Act is to provide for basic matters concerning the
comprehensive development of resources in Hokkaido.
(Comprehensive Development Plan of Hokkaido)
Article 2 (1) In order to contribute to the restoration of the national economy and
to the settlement of population problems, the State shall make the
Comprehensive Development Plan of Hokkaido (hereinafter referred to as the
"Development Plan"), and carry out projects based on it, pursuant to the
provisions of acts relevant to the projects (including orders thereof), beginning
(2) The Development Plan shall be made in order to comprehensively develop
resources in Hokkaido including land, water, forests, minerals, and electricity,
and their range shall be provided for in a Cabinet Order.
(Offer of opinions by relevant local governments)
Article 3 (1) A relevant local government may offer its opinion about the
Development Plan to the Cabinet.
(2) Upon receipt of the opinion set forth in the preceding paragraph, the Cabinet
shall respond to it without delay.
(Study and deliberation, etc. by National Land Council)
Article 4 (1) The National Land Council shall study and deliberate important
matters concerning the Development Plan, based on which results the National
Land Council may offer its proposals to the Minister of Land, Infrastructure,
Transport and Tourism.
(2) The National Land Council shall study and deliberate important matters
concerning the Development Plan pursuant to the consultation of the Minister
of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
Supplementary Provisions [Extract]
(1) This Act shall come into force as from June 1, 1950.
Supplementary Provisions [Act No. 117 of 1999 Extract] [Extract]
Article 1 This Act shall come into force as from the date specified by a Cabinet
Order within a period not exceeding three months from the day of