There are large regional differences in achievement level between municipalities on construction of infra-structure between urban areas and peripheral areas. Especially, the lack of infra-structure related to Information and Communication Technologies causes serious local problems in peripheral areas. Though municipal governments conducted various kinds of pro-information policies, they have not got great results in terms of local vitalization policies yet. As an official in charge of pro-information policy in Shizuoka prefectural government, I explore effective strategies to vitalize the information activities of business and people in peripheral areas.
As a result, to reduce regional differences in the capability of getting information and to improve the situation against natural disasters and crimes in peripheral areas, I propose the establishment of cooperative systems between public and private sectors and the propagation how to use the ICT systems and the networks of local cable television.