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

The most heartwarming Yoshihiko Noda quotes that will transform you to a better person

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.


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.


It is not productive to see things in simple black and white, and talk in either anti-nuclear or pro-nuclear terms.


A society of children first is a society that nurtures smiling faces in everyone.


Chinas development is an opportunity for the international community, for Japan and for the Asia-Pacific.


I think the forms of terrorism are becoming very diverse, amongst them cyber-terrorism, for example.


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.


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.

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