Basic Scheme for Historic and Cultural Properties

What is the Basic Scheme for Historic and Cultural Properties?

  1. - The Basic Scheme for Historic and Cultural Properties aims to comprehensively preserve and use cultural properties, by having a broad outlook and understanding of local cultural properties regardless of their designation status, including the environments that surround the cultural properties. This scheme provides a basis for local public authorities to pursue public administration to protect cultural properties.
  2. - The Basic Scheme for Historic and Cultural Properties serves as the master plan for protecting cultural properties; based on the scheme, local public authorities establish their basic policies for protecting cultural properties, and provide guidelines to comprehensively preserve and use cultural properties and their surrounding environment. It is also expected to contribute to community development through the use of cultural properties.

Available Support related to the Basic Scheme for Historic and Cultural Properties

  1. - A consultation service is available at the Cultural Properties Department of the Agency for Cultural Affairs. If you have questions on how to develop a Basic Scheme for Historic and Cultural Properties, on its content, or details of technical directions in the development of the scheme, please feel free to make a consultation.

[Basic Scheme for Historic and Cultural Properties Consultation Desk]
Office for the Cultural Properties Protection, Traditional Culture Division, Cultural Properties Department, Agency for Cultural Affairs
Senior Cultural Property Specialist for Comprehensive Utilization and Promotion and Planning and Coordination Officer
Phone: +81-(0)3-5253-4111 (Extension: 4785, 2415)
E-mail:chosei@bunka.go.jp

Relation between the Basic Scheme for Historic and Cultural Properties and the Law on Historical Urban Development

  1. - When local governments develop their Plans for Maintenance and Improvement of Historic Landscapes, basic policies in the Law on the Maintenance and Improvement of Historical Landscape in a Community (Law No. 40 in 2008, as known as the Law on Historical Urban Development) require local governments to make effective efforts to maintain and improve the historical landscapes that are integrated with the protection of cultural properties based on the Basic Scheme for Historic and Cultural Properties.
  2. - Please consult the inquiry desk at competent ministries (the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) on developing Plans for the Maintenance and Improvement of Historic Landscapes.

Note

  1. - The idea that local governments develop a Basic Scheme for Historic and Cultural Properties was recommended in the Report of Planning and Research by the Subcommittee on Cultural Properties at the Council for Cultural Affairs on October 2007.
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