Recently the NHK News reported the following:
Fukuoka Prefecture governor Aso who also served as the chairman of National Governors Association conferred with Katayama the Minister for Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications to request the establishment of a new fund which the country would bear the full amount as the financial resource to support the rebuilding of the municipality, and the rebuilding of victim's livelihood that had received catastrophic damage in the Tohoku Great Kanto Earthquake.
Governor Izumida of Niigata Prefecture also sat in the conference, and Aso governor appealed that ｢A lot of people had died in the stricken area, the whole town was washed away because of the tsunami, and it is not possible to respond using the current victim support system that at the moment only pays attention to the support of the victim individually. I want you to review it drastically by all means｣. And, it was requested that a new fund at a scale of 1 trillion to 1.5 trillion yen to be set up which the country would bear the full amount as the financial resource to support the rebuilding of the municipality, and the rebuilding of victim's livelihood that had received catastrophic damage. On the other hand, Katayama the Minister for Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications said that ｢There are a few things that could not go well with the existing law system. The hope is to arrange the problems so that the municipality may work easily on the financial side, and to respond to all things that are permissible within the limits｣.
As far as rebuilding the municipality is concerned, it is natural for the prefectures to seek financial help from the nation as a whole.