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August 29, 2011
Looking squarely at the far-ahead future...
August 29, 2011
Matters undertaken by the Kan administration:
A general report (5)
Recovery and reconstruction from the great earthquake disaster and transforming Japan's energy policy
August 29, 2011
"Final [Last Spurt] 'Until My Last Day as Prime Minister' ... Activities before Resignation and Beyond."
August 28, 2011
Matters undertaken by the Kan administration:
A general report (4)
Diplomacy and National Security
August 27, 2011
Matters undertaken by the Kan administration:
A general report (3)
Measures Taken from the Point of View of the People as Members of Society at Both the National and Local Levels
August 26, 2011
"No. 27 [Conversion] The Bill to Promote Renewable Energies Finally Passed! Comments from the Prime Minister and Citizens Awaiting its Passage."
August 26, 2011
Matters undertaken by the Kan administration:
A general report (2)
Integrated Reforms to the Economy, Government Finances, and Social Security
August 25, 2011
Matters undertaken by the Kan administration:
A general report (1)
Reforms to the modalities of politics and government
August 16, 2011
Dialogues with experts: "Now or never" countermeasures against radiation contamination
August 15, 2011
Ready to carry out my responsibilities
August 15, 2011
"No. 26 [Peace] Special Communicators for a World without Nuclear Weapons Report on Their First Year Activities to the Prime Minister in Hiroshima and Nagasaki."
August 12, 2011
Five months since the earthquake disaster - towards a society in which no one is isolated
August 9, 2011
Replacing both people and structures to ensure no backsliding
July 31, 2011
"The next era" (7): The participation of 'the people' will decide our future course
July 26, 2011
The second supplementary budget and the Basic Policy for Reconstruction
July 22, 2011
The key question: Who exactly will check the safety?
July 22, 2011
No. 25 [Nuclear Power] Moving on to Step 2 - Prime Minister's Dialogue with the People Engaged in the Work to Stabilize the Nuclear Power Station
July 21, 2011
Achieving "Step 1" in stabilizing the nuclear accident and the path ahead
July 19, 2011
Please read this! Recommendations from the Reconstruction Design Council in Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake
July 18, 2011
July 17, 2011
Conversing with the people working at the nuclear accident site
July 14, 2011
"The next era" (6): Towards a society that does not rely on nuclear power
July 13, 2011
"No. 24 [Conversion] Ushering in a New Era! Bill to Promote Renewable Energies"
July 12, 2011
The essence of the problem behind the introduction of stress tests
July 6, 2011
The second supplementary budget, and my expectation for Mr. Hirano, new Minister for Reconstruction in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake
July 1, 2011
Increasing Research Funds for Hepatitis B
July 1, 2011
"No. 23 [Settlement] Hepatitis B Litigation: The Prime Minister's Apology, and the Way Forward"
June 30, 2011
The comprehensive reform of social security and taxation systems
June 29, 2011
Hepatitis B situation not yet settled
June 29, 2011
My reflections over the past week
June 27, 2011
"No. 22 [Reform] Giving Strong Support to NPO Activities: Passage of a 'Groundbreaking System'!"
June 21, 2011
"The next era" (5): Looking at the current reality as we also look to the future
June 17, 2011
"No. 21 [Visit] A Series of Town Hall Meetings with Disaster-Stricken Communities Starts!"
June 16, 2011
"The next era" (4): The Bill to Promote Renewable Energies
June 13, 2011
"The next era" (3): A surge toward natural energies
June 8, 2011
"The next era" (2): Transforming our energy policy
June 6, 2011
"The next era" (1): My experiences with wind power
May 29, 2011
"A new, humane wind" and an okiagari-koboshi doll
May 22, 2011
"No. 20 [Reconstruction Support] Reconstruction Action!
A visit to a shop selling Fukushima products!"
May 19, 2011
Meeting with Dr. Klaus Schwab, Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum
May 13, 2011
No. 19 [Visit] Evacuating the Town Near the Nuclear Power Station to Saitama Prefecture: Dialogue with Futaba Town Residents
May 2, 2011
Moving forward through all political parties acting in unity
April 30, 2011
No. 18 [Visit] Fukushima Evacuation Centers, 41 Days After the Incident at the Nuclear Power Station
April 28, 2011
With determination to move forward and a spirit of mourning
April 23, 2011
No. 17 [Visit] Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture: One Month After the Earthquake
April 15, 2011
Launch of the Reconstruction Design Council
April 13, 2011
As the tense situation continues, moving from excessive self-restraint to a design of reconstruction
March 10, 2011
My expectations towards new Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto and new Special Advisor Takayoshi Igarashi
March 8, 2011
Continual progress by the government: The first "review of government regulations"
March 4, 2011
The inaugural session of the "Opening of Japan" Forum: Why open up Japan now?
March 3, 2011
Finding a place you belong and a role to play as you begin your new life in society this spring
March 2, 2011
Decreasing the number of suicides through the strength of society and the strength of the government
March 2, 2011
No. 16: [Disclosure] Diplomatic Records, the Chief Cabinet Secretary's Press Conference, and more! Steadily Progressing Information Disclosure
March 1, 2011
The budget bill passes the House of Representatives--now, let's reach an agreement between the ruling and opposition parties at all costs
February 18, 2011
Signing a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement with India!
February 17, 2011
No. 15: [Foreign Affairs] 'Opening Japan and Reinventing KIZUNA' -- Resonating with people in Davos
February 12, 2011
My respect towards the affairs in Egypt and my expectations
February 10, 2011
Looking beyond the question time in Diet
February 9, 2011
No.14 [Peace] Nine Special Communicators for a World without Nuclear Weapons Embarked upon a World Communication Tour.
February 7, 2011
No. 13: [Employment] "Task Force Team for the Employment of New Graduates" faces a crucial moment!
January 30, 2011
"Opening up Japan," "creating new bonds (kizuna)," and "a society with the least unhappiness" resonating with people in Davos
January 25, 2011
The beginning of a new Diet session and where we now stand
January 24, 2011
No. 12: [Isolation] Task Force Team for a Society Inclusive of Individuals Launched!
January 23, 2011
Embarking towards a world without nuclear weapons
January 14, 2011
No. 11 [New Year] The First Broadcast of 2011 -- Have Confidence in Japan!
January 14, 2011
What lies ahead as a new structure is launched
January 10, 2011
To all those reaching the age of majority
January 5, 2011
No. 10 [Budget] The Government's Draft Plan is Decided - The Prime Minister Reveals Three Struggles
January 5, 2011
The year to switch from defensive mode to a successful offensive has begun
January 1, 2011
Lessons from living to 100: Another New Year's reflection
December 28, 2010
No. 9[Postwar]Prime Minister in Ioto. The Task Force Team for Recovering the Remains of the War Dead
December 27, 2010
Parts of the fiscal 2011 budget I am determined to pursue, such as the budget for science and engineering
December 24, 2010
No. 8 [Healthcare] A Great Leap Forward for the HTLV-1 Task Force Team
December 21, 2010
No. 7 [Transformation] The Isahaya Bay Lawsuit: A Political Decision- Acceptance of the Court Ruling
December 21, 2010
Ichiro Ozawa and the Political Ethics Hearing Committee issue
December 18, 2010
My second visit to Okinawa since assuming office
December 16, 2010
No. 6: [Livelihood] What Effect Will the 5 trillion Yen Supplementary Budget Have?
December 14, 2010
Determination to lower the corporate tax rate and the duty to return human remains
December 13, 2010
A tour of rice farming in Yamagata; the Tokyo International Anime Fair
December 7, 2010
No. 5 [Childrearing] 'Anticipatory Project for the Elimination of Childcare Waiting Lists' Starts
November 30, 2010
No.4[Crisis Management]:North Korea Shelling Incident..Actions Taken by the Prime Minister's Office
November 26, 2010
Deliberations on Supplementary Budget Enters Final Stages: Economic Growth Policies Will Not Be Put Off!
November 24, 2010
The Conclusion of APEC: Agricultural Revival -- We Can No Longer Wait!
November 24, 2010
The APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting: Prime Minister Kan's Achievements as the Chair