April 4, 2012 on NHK's Close Up Gendai television show
Yesterday, I made an appearance on a TBS news program in a forum for exchanging opinions with young people. I was quite impressed at the participating young people’s high level of awareness of issues, from intergenerational fairness to modalities for social security, ways of moving forward with reconstruction from the earthquake disaster, and the ideal state of politics, among others.
April 6, 2012, in the Prime Minister’s address on the occasion of joint training for new national civil servants
March 30, 2012, Press Conference by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda
April 6, 2012, in the Prime Minister’s address to new civil servants
March 27, 2012 at Seoul Nuclear Security Summit
March 19, 2012 at a meeting of the Employment Strategy Dialogue
The sakura cherry blossoms have now come into full bloom in Tokyo as well. Japan was struck by tremendous spring storms all around the country in the first half of the week. Despite this, how has everything been going for you here at the beginning of the new fiscal year? I am sure that there are many people who have been taking the first steps of new phases in their lives with various thoughts in their minds.
March 18, 2012, in the Prime Minister’s Address at the 2012 National Defense Academy Graduation Ceremony
March 24, 2012, in the speech delivered by Prime Minister Noda at the “First Gathering with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda,” hosted by Japan Akademeia