December 4, 2011 dialogue with Ms. Keiko Kojima on the comprehensive reform of social security and taxation systems
(In response to a question on when Prime Minister Noda feels happy)
"Happy? That would definitely be the times I spend together with my family. When parents have a steady place to work, there are always happy faces within the home. As your children get bigger, it's really satisfying to buy new slacks or skirts for them to replace the ones they've outgrown. For that reason, I want to create a society in which people can spend their money with peace of mind."