January 24, 2012, Policy Speech by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda to the 180th Session of the Diet
"It is said that there is a rising number of youth that have lost hope in a better tomorrow. Perhaps one cause of this is how Japanese society has continued to force debt on future generations, while growing insensitive to what it is doing. It is impossible for youth to firmly believe in a better tomorrow as long as they live in a society that continues to increase their future debt. It is no exaggeration to say that the first step to restoring hope for society as a whole rides on the success of this comprehensive reform."