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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.

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July 8, 2012, Remarks by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda at the Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan

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July 7, 2012, during the Prime Minister's visit to Fukushima Prefecture

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July 16, 2012, on the Fuji Television Network's FNN Super News

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June 30, 2012, in the Prime Minister's address delivered at the Yomiuri International Economic Society (YIES) Symposium

Continue reading "Reform that carries through on any and all things" »

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.

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June 23, 2012, in the Prime Minister's address to the 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters

Continue reading "Serving as 'guardian angels' of the 'churaumi' (beautiful ocean)" »

July 3, 2012, Opening Remarks by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda at the World Ministerial Conference on Disaster Reduction in Tohoku

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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.

Continue reading "Listening carefully to a range of views" »

June 30, 2012, in an address delivered at the Yomiuri International Economic Society (YIES) Symposium

Continue reading "A country that sets out a conclusion and takes steps forward" »

June 12, 2012 at the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) Debriefing Session

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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.

Continue reading "By degrees and with tenacity" »

June 4, 2012, Press Conference by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda

Continue reading "Politics aiming to make decisions and implement policy" »


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