Quotes by: Yoshihiko Noda

Yoshihiko yoda
野田 佳彦
Noda in October 2011
62nd Prime Minister of Japan
In office
2 September 2011 – 26 December 2012
Monarch Akihito
Deputy Katsuya Okada
Preceded by Naoto Kan
Succeeded by Shinzō Abe
Minister of Finance
In office
8 June 2010 – 2 September 2011
Prime Minister Naoto Kan
Preceded by Naoto Kan
Succeeded by Jun Azumi
Senior Vice Minister of Finance
In office
16 September 2009 – 8 June 2010
Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama
Preceded by Wataru Takeshita
Masatoshi Ishida
Succeeded by Motohisa Ikeda
Naoki Minezaki
Personal details
Born (1957-05-20) 20 May 1957 (age 59)
Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
Political party Democratic Party (2016) (2016~)
Japan New (1992–1994)
Democratic (1998–2016)
Spouse(s) Hitomi Noda (1992–present)
Children 2
Alma mater Waseda University
Website Government website

I feel very keenly the eyes of the foreign media on our country. And I think a lot of Japanese people feel that things are not working the way they should. When the time comes, I will put myself forward.
Yoshihiko Noda
Japan is already a leader in energy efficiency, and it has a wealth of innovative technologies. We must put this expertise to use creating a model for growth and sustainability that we can share with the world.
Yoshihiko Noda
China's development is an opportunity for the international community, for Japan and for the Asia-Pacific.
Yoshihiko Noda
I think it is not necessary at this time to put forth a grand vision such as an East Asian Community. What we must do before that is create scenarios for Japan's response in case of a serious territorial incident.
Yoshihiko Noda
We must draw on the unique strengths of the Japanese economy, seek an open and cooperative approach with our international partners, and intelligently exploit the promise of new growth areas.
Yoshihiko Noda
It is my policy to deepen the Japan-U.S. alliance and to deepen security and economic relations as well as personal exchanges.
Yoshihiko Noda
Japan's alliance with the U.S. will only grow in importance amid the increasingly difficult security situation surrounding our country, thus I think it is necessary to keep the marines in Okinawa, a geographically strategic location from the standpoint of maintaining deterrence.
Yoshihiko Noda
Our goal is not simply to reconstruct the Japan that existed before March 11, 2011, but to build a new Japan. We are determined to overcome this historic challenge.
Yoshihiko Noda
It is not productive to see things in simple black and white, and talk in either anti-nuclear or pro-nuclear terms.
Yoshihiko Noda
When I became prime minister last September, I promised the Japanese people that I would not tolerate the politics of indecision. A propensity to delay difficult and weighty decisions has been hurting our country. It is detrimental to our economy, society and future, and it cannot be allowed to continue.
Yoshihiko Noda
Government bonds have basically been sold in the domestic market, so there is some sense of stability, but the amount of public debt is really severe... Japan must manage its finances with a sense of urgency.
Yoshihiko Noda
Japan is the largest creditor country in the world, so we have made contributions to the stability of international markets and we want this IMF meeting to confirm that we will continue to contribute.
Yoshihiko Noda
I hope to attend it as Japan needs to tell the world the lessons, knowledge and reflections learned from the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant.
Yoshihiko Noda
China should be developing through the various foreign investments it receives. I hope for its level-headed and rational understanding that anything to discourage that is a disservice to itself.
Yoshihiko Noda
A loach can't emulate a goldfish. Because of my looks, the public support rating for us won't rise.
Yoshihiko Noda
I think the forms of terrorism are becoming very diverse, amongst them cyber-terrorism, for example.
Yoshihiko Noda
The real reform Japan needs is decisive politics when we face issues that need to be decided.
Yoshihiko Noda
Interactions between fathers and children are the starting point of education.
Yoshihiko Noda
There's a tendency for the yen to strengthen because it's rated highly, but I don't think that accurately reflects Japan's economic performance.
Yoshihiko Noda
The greatest problem in Japanese politics over the last two decades is that we put off what needed to be done. We have to overcome that.
Yoshihiko Noda
With regard to North Korea, between myself and President Obama earlier, with regard to the so-called launch of satellite, the missile launch, we shared the view that it undermines the efforts of the various countries concerned to achieve the resolution through dialogue.
Yoshihiko Noda
A society of 'children first' is a society that nurtures smiling faces in everyone.
Yoshihiko Noda

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