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  • Initiatives taken by marine city Yokohama

    Nobuya Suzuki, Deputy Mayor of the City of Yokohama

  • Initiatives to become a marine city

    Y o

    k o

    h am

    a

    A city that has developed due to its connection to

    the ocean

    Various marine-related public offices, educational institutions,

    research institutions, and companies are located in the city.

    Active initiatives as “marine city Yokohama”

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    aracte ristics

    o f th

    e are

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    Use of ocean energy

    Marine industry

    promotion

    Preparation of a base for

    maritime transport

    Ensuring marine safety

    Conservatio n of the marine

    environment

    Measures to prevent and

    reduce disasters

    Enhancemen t of marine education

    Increasing understandi

    ng of the ocean

    Basic Plan on Ocean Policy

    and main initiatives by

    local governments

    Principles of the “Basic Act on Ocean Policy”

    ◆ The ocean is essential for maintaining the lives of humans and other living things.

    ◆ Striving for peaceful and active development and use of the ocean

    ◆ Striving to conserve the marine environment We are aiming to create a new marine nation through things such as these.

    In recent years, various ocean problems have arisen, such as pollution of the marine environment and a decline in marine resources, but at the same time there has been reconsideration of the roles played by the ocean, such as food, resources, and securing energy.

    Comprehensive and planned promotion of measures related to the ocean

    ⇒Formulation of the Basic Act on Ocean Policy in 2007 ⇒Formulation of a new Basic Plan on Ocean Policy in 2013

    Local governments play roles for implementing measures that match the local areas.

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    Background

  • Yokohama’s marine-related initiatives

    ★ Strengthening one of Japan’s largest ports, harbors, and distribution bases

    ★ Creating appealing seaside spaces near the heart of the city where people will gather

    ★ Conserving the marine environment

    ★ Rejuvenation of the waterfront area in the city core that links the ocean and land

    ★ Collaboration with a wide variety of marine-related companies, etc.

  • Port of Yokohama

    Development of a comprehensive port and harbor that strengthen

    international competitiveness and enrich citizens’ daily lives

  • One of Japan’s largest ports, harbors, and distribution bases

    Yamashita Pier

    Honmoku Pier

    Daikoku Pier

    Minami Honmoku Pier

  • ★ Construction of advanced facilities such as Minami Honmoku Pier

    ★ Strengthening the road system of the waterfront area

    One of Japan’s largest ports, harbors, and distribution bases

  • Invigoration of port as a recreation area where citizens gather

    ★ Strengthening capabilities for receiving passenger ships, as a representative cruise port of Japan

    ★ Improving the port’s appeal through use of various water areas

    Appealing seaside spaces

    Port visited by passenger ships (Shinko Pier)

    Yokohama Bayside Marina District

  • Appealing seaside spaces

    A large passenger ship seen from Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

    Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal

  • Appealing seaside spaces

    Water transportation Sea kayak lesson

    ★ Enhancement of water transportation and sightseeing ships, and promotion of various activities and events such as canoeing and kayaking

    ★Active opening of water areas to the citizens, for things such as recreation and events involving pleasure boats and sea kayaks, etc.

  • Conservation of the marine environment Yokohama blue carbon project

    We are aiming to develop an approachable ocean by combining “blue resources” that utilize things such as marine energy, in addition to “blue carbon,” to work to stop warming temperatures, and by improving the appeal of the seaside environment.

    CO2 absorption by forests CO2 reduction and emission avoidance due to

    blue resources (marine organisms, energy, etc.)

    CO2 absorption by marine organisms

    Development of an approachable ocean

    Green carbon

    Yokohama blue carbon

    Blue carbon (UNEP proposal)

  • Rejuvenation of the waterfront area in the city core that links the ocean and land

     Project to strengthen the city core area

  •  ■2050年に向けたまちづくりの視点

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    Rejuvenation of the waterfront area in the city core that links the ocean and land

    Perspectives aimed at strengthening the waterfront area in the city core

    The social situation predicted for 2050

    ○ Arrival of a population decrease and a very old society

    ○ Advances in telecommunication technology, and improvement of the convenience of means of transportation The opportunities for people to choose cities will increase, and competition between cities will increase even more.

    Become a city that people will choose

    ○ If people come together it will become easy to accumulate things, money (investment), and information.

    ○ There are also expectations for synergetic effects and ripple effects such as increased value as a place to work or live and enhancement of lifestyles in surrounding areas and suburban areas as well.

  • Points for choosing a city

    Companies (managers)

    Tourists

    Citizens (people who work or live

    here)

    Artists and creators

    Developed

    Interaction

    Creation

    Emotion

    Comfort

    Success

    Rejuvenation of the waterfront area in the city core that links the ocean and land

    Perspectives aimed at strengthening the waterfront area in the city core

  • Rejuvenation of the waterfront area in the city core that links the ocean and land

    Broad-area terminal

    Core operations Broad-area commerce

    Residences International business base

    Tourism, Entertainment

    MICE base

    Core operations Commerce

    History Culture and the arts

    Entertainment

    Sports Health

    Unique shopping areas

    Entertainment

    Interactions Entertainment

    Sports

    Mizuho Pier district

    Art Design growth industries

    Government functions

    Research, Education, Medical treatment

    Tourism Accommodations

    Formation of a port interaction axis

    Health, Residences

    Residences

    Legend (indicates approximate locations)

    Port interaction axis City center area Junction point

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    Rejuvenation of the waterfront area in the city core that links the ocean and land

    Yamashita Pier Master Plan Passenger ship zone

    Waterfront zone where people can experience a resort

    Resort space where people can enjoy staying

    Lively zone near the

    water

    Zone with large-scale facilities that will serve as

    new symbols of Yokohama

    Utilization of a water area

    Utilization of a water area

    Lively waterfront zone

    Unique and lively space that attracts people

    Zone for people to stay in, with culture, the arts, entertainment,

    and accommodations

    Water transportation

    Water transportation

    Yamashita Park

    Greenery area

    Transportation terminal

    Rinko Arterial Road

    Nearby waterfront zone

    Motomachi- Chukagai Station

    Yokohama Chinatown

    Motomachi Shopping Street

    Legend

    Major pedestrian network (mainly second-floor level) Major pedestrian network (first-floor level) Major pedestrian network from outside the district Traffic network

    Water transportation

    Place for arrival or departure of water transportation (existing facility / new facility)

  • Strategies

    Promotion of collaboration with various parties

    (1)

    Establishment of a council to promote collaboration among industries, the government, and academia ⇒Expansion of activities through collaboration ⇒Consolidation of activity information and

    strengthening the ability to disseminate it

    (2) Creation of opportunities to learn

    about the ocean

    Creating various opportunities for education and activities, and cultivating interest in the ocean (from children to senior citizens)

    (3) Creation of places for human

    resources to gather

    ・ Attracting marine-related international conferences (MICE)

    ・ Yokohama Marine Olympics (tentative name) Etc.

    (4) Promotion of industries within

    the city

    ・ Development of specialized human resources ・ Sharing information about needs and seeds ・ Creation of new industries Etc.

    Marine-related companies

    GovernmentEducational institutions

    Research institutions

    Collaboration

    Collaboration with a wide variety of marine-related companies, etc.

  • Initiatives taken by marine city Yokohama

    Port and harbor and industry

    sector

    City development sector

    Education and research sector

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