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On Monday night (the 27th), I returned from Okinawa.  During this visit, my first to Okinawa since becoming Prime Minister, I took my own personal style of approach, centered on three themes and thoughts.

Continue reading "Restoring kizuna, the bonds of friendship, with Okinawa" »

February 10, 2012, Press Conference by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda

Continue reading "Pouring aspiration into the Agency" »

February 4, 2012, in his keynote speech at the Keio University symposium on "The Comprehensive Reform of Social Security and Taxation Systems"

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February 1, 2012 at the Budget Committee of the House of Representatives, in response to a question from Representative Yoshito Sengoku

Continue reading "To help people have grander dreams" »

On Sunday―yesterday―I welcomed the youngest guests I have ever had since assuming the job of prime minister.  I had a courtesy call from eight students representing the six prefectures of Tohoku and received a powerful message that "high school students want to be proactive in their engagement" towards the reconstruction of Tohoku, their home region.  I tipped my hat repeatedly to the students' high level of awareness of issues, with our discussions ranging from not only the desirable state of politics to the uniformity of media coverage.

Continue reading "The aspirations that have been entrusted to me from young people" »

January 24, 2012, Policy Speech by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda to the 180th Session of the Diet

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Although the opposition parties continue to refuse to accede to formal consultations to discuss the comprehensive reform of social security and taxation systems, successive days of debates in the Diet have gradually brought shape to concrete points of contention that will require more in-depth discussions in the future between the ruling and opposition parties.

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January 24, 2012, Policy Speech by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda to the 180th Session of the Diet

Continue reading "The first step to restoring hope" »

January 24, 2012, Policy Speech by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda to the 180th Session of the Diet

Continue reading "A shout-out that has been heard across the country" »

January 7, 2012, Address by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda at the Ceremony for the Presentation of the Unit Flag to the International Peace Cooperation Corps to the Republic of South Sudan

Continue reading "Always remember the "pride"" »

On Saturday the 4th, I delivered the keynote address at a symposium on "the comprehensive reform of social security and taxation systems" hosted by Keio University's Faculty of Economics.

Continue reading "Wishing to support the young people who will shoulder the responsibilities of the next generation" »

January 24, 2012, Policy Speech by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda to the 180th Session of the Diet

Continue reading "Politics that makes decisions" »

December 27, 2011, at an event related to the India-Japan Global Partnership Summit (a meeting of key government and business leaders in Delhi, India)

Continue reading "Within this large head" »

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