The ordinary Diet session convened on the 24th. With my policy speech to the Diet comprising a starting point, full-fledged debates have commenced, with query sessions by representatives of the various political parties getting underway since yesterday during the plenary sessions of the House of Councillors and House of Representatives.
January 24, 2012, Policy Speech by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda to the 180th Session of the Diet
Nippon Keidanren Board of Councillors Meeting, December 22, 2011
I am sorry to have worried the public by wearing an eye patch for several days recently.
Although it is visually somewhat unappealing, please be assured that it does not impede my work at all. My eye is healing gradually and it is likely that I will be able to take the patch off at the beginning of next week. On Tuesday I am scheduled to deliver a policy speech to the Diet and I would like to stand at the podium in a stately and proper fashion.
January 6, 2012, Headquarters of the Government and Ruling Parties for Social Security Reforma
From the January 2 and 3, 2012 radio broadcast of "Information on Policies, Broadcast from the Prime Minister's Office"
Speech at a Waseda University political club event on December 7, 2011
September 14, 2011 "Japan Night" at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions (the "Summer Davos") in Dalian, China
December 4, 2011 dialogue with Ms. Keiko Kojima on the comprehensive reform of social security and taxation systems
2012. A new year has begun. I would like to ask all the Japanese people once more for their cooperation and guidance this year.