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September 7, 2012 at Press Conference by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda

"In my policy speech at the start of this Diet session, I stated that my aim was to break away from "the politics that can't decide." One of the issues that was symbolic of this aim was the comprehensive reform of social security and taxation systems. I believe that the most significant outcome of this session of the Diet was that we have been able to achieve the passage of the eight bills relating to the comprehensive reform. This fact stands as proof that if politicians can feel a sense of mission and preparedness as they work to put legislation together that focuses on the big picture, it is indeed possible to break through political stagnation. Through the passage of these bills I have been able to see and feel for myself a "can-do" attitude in action. Building on this achievement, we must now make efforts to ensure that politics that makes decisions becomes the everyday norm for Japanese politics. I have renewed my resolve in that regard."

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