The League of Japan Sea Coastal Promotion (hereafter “the Coastal League”) is made up of the 12 prefectures that have a coastline on the Japan Sea. It was established in 1964 along with the Federation of Members of the Diet for Promoting Japan Sea Coastal Development (which is made up of Members of the Diet from that same area). Since that time it has been striving for the harnessing of regional characteristics such as the bountiful nature and unique culture of the coastal area that faces a maritime area of boundless appeal, along with its excellent human resources, in order to promote activities aimed at developing the Japan Sea coastal zone, such as arranging for improvements in industrial infrastructure and infrastructure for the living environment, including a high speed transportation network, and advancing exchange with the countries across the sea.
The League of Japan Sea Coastal Promotion is making efforts to develop infrastructure including the high-speed transportation network which will form the basis of “a new national spatial strategy for the 21st Century” by linking organically various functions of society, the economy, living, and culture.
The Japan Sea coastal zone is blessed with bountiful nature and rich culture as well as excellent human resources. Facing the Japan Sea, a maritime region of boundless appeal, the area has extremely high potential for development.