As part of the government's drive to relocate some of its Tokyo-centric functions to other cities to promote regional revitalization, the Consumer Affairs Agency inaugurated a new office in Tokushima Prefecture on Monday.

The office, set up in the Tokushima Prefectural Government building, will deal with issues ranging from ethical consumption and child product safety issues to analyzing problems related to e-commerce.

The inauguration ceremony took place the day before another entity, the Cultural Affairs Agency, was expected to announce with Kyoto officials that it will transfer to a building currently used by the Kyoto Prefectural Police.