The Strategy for Rebirth of Japan was officially approved at this morning's Cabinet meeting. This Strategy is a "compass" for executing policies over the medium to long term, looking firmly ahead eight years to 2020. In addition, it lays out concrete means to bring about a country that revives its large middle class, in which people can feel in tangible ways that "tomorrow will be better than today" and everyone can feel pride in the nation.
July 8, 2012, Remarks by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda at the Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan
July 7, 2012, during the Prime Minister's visit to Fukushima Prefecture
July 16, 2012, on the Fuji Television Network's FNN Super News
June 30, 2012, in the Prime Minister's address delivered at the Yomiuri International Economic Society (YIES) Symposium
With the end of the rainy season from Shikoku to the Kanto region, the searing summer heat is now upon us in earnest. I suppose there are quite a lot of people who have spent some nights unable to sleep well, being physically unable to get used to the heat of summer. I hope that elderly people and children in particular take careful precautions against heat stroke.
June 23, 2012, in the Prime Minister's address to the 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters
July 3, 2012, Opening Remarks by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda at the World Ministerial Conference on Disaster Reduction in Tohoku
Having recently visited Miyagi as I wrote about in my previous blog entry, last weekend I visited Fukushima. This was my fourth visit to Fukushima since becoming Prime Minister.
June 30, 2012, in an address delivered at the Yomiuri International Economic Society (YIES) Symposium
June 12, 2012 at the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) Debriefing Session
A considerable number of DPJ lawmakers submitted their resignation from the party over the vote in the House of Representatives on the comprehensive reform of social security and taxation systems, and recently the party indicated its orientation regarding reprimands. I extend my deep apologies for this matter having recently caused concern to many among the public. As a responsible political party, we will restore party discipline at the earliest possible time and immediately move forward with reinstituting the relevant frameworks.
June 4, 2012, Press Conference by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda