| eSchool complex facilities encompass educational facilities such as school buildings, community centers and libraries. In March 1991, MEXT issued an ordinance about planning, designing and management of facilities in school complexes for the prefectural Boards of Education. According to the ordinance, school facility complexes mean that geducational facilities such as school facilities, social education facilities, cultural facilities, and sports facilities within one building or premises are institutionalized so as to be inter-linked and interactive.h The aims are (1) ground maintenance of a comprehensive lifelong learning community and (2) quality improvements in school environments to facilitate educational uses. At the planning level, facilities that can be inter-linked to unify space are designed to help improve the local learning environment, and are organized and arranged in a way that promotes positive learning environments for students and community members. In October 1997, gPlan and Building of Complex and High-size School Facilitiesh points out that git should be built to ensure a high quality of learning environment and safety, and be easily utilized as public facilities, and to be planned in a way to promote interactions between older people and students at these educational complex facilities.